LAMP COMMUNITY - program for mentally ill homeless
"What sets Lamp Community apart from other service providers in Los Angeles and Skid Row is its expertise in outreaching to those who have the most complex, high-barrier conditions contributing to their homelessness, including untreated, severe and persistent mental illness and physical disabilities including chronic disease. Without intervention, members of our target population can end up on the streets again and again and cycle through institutions, shelters or jails for years. ... Our programs are based on the “Housing First” model, which Lamp helped pioneer more than two decades ago and that is recognized as a best practice by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Services are provided within a high-tolerance, harm reduction framework, meaning there are no preconditions such as sobriety, religious participation or income. This allows us to house the most vulnerable – those who have been shut out of other programs and left to fend for themselves on the streets. Clients receive stable housing and are surrounded by services essential to maintain it, treat mental and physical illnesses and achieve self-sufficiency on their own terms. Lamp is one of only a few agencies that houses the chronically homeless and 95% of Lamp clients remain in their housing long-term..."
If you are in need of help or want to make a referral, please call the main line. INTAKES are conducted in person at the FRANK RICE ACCESS CENTER, Monday through Friday from 8 am to 11 am. Walk ins are welcome. A formal intake is not required to use the ACCESS CENTER. Homeless can use the restroom, take a shower, or meet others. The ACCESS CENTER is open seven days a week from 8 AM to 5 PM. SHOWER EVEN IF YOU DO NOT DO INTAKE.
Center is located at 627 San Julian Street (between 6th and 7th streets) LA CA 90014
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