We provide both residential and emergency services to the community, including meals, showers, clothing, academic courses, employment workshops, job search assistance and referral services. Contact us at (213) 629-1227 for information.
Rehabilitation Residential Program
The rehabilitation program provides a host of services such as individual, family and conjoint counselling; Life Skill courses such as anger management, domestic violence, parenting and smoking cessation; discipleship and academic classes such as GED preparation, computer literacy, ESL, and tutoring; employment readiness workshops, job search assistance; group sessions; socialization; vocational training; transitional housing; psychiatric referrals and other relevant services to assist students in becoming contributing members of society.
Urban Training Institute
Life Skills classes such as Anger Management, Domestic Violence, Smoking Cessation and Parenting are taught by certified instructors and are open to the public. Please contact Anna Ceravolo at (213) 627-1227 ext. 387
Mommy and Me
Mommy and Me is an unique Anne Douglas Center program catering to the needs of struggling moms who are homeless or living in other shelters and missions in the area. Mommy and Me was born one Saturday morning in 2005, the ADC’s head chef, Gayla Love, was working at the Mission when she met a few women who had arrived too late to receive one of the Mission’s daily shower and clothing tickets. Gayla asked why they were late, and they said they had to prepare breakfast for their children before coming to the ADC that day.
Gayla came up with a solution: serving breakfast at the ADC on Saturday mornings to the women so their children would have a guaranteed hot meal while they “shopped” for clothing for themselves and their children in the Mission’s donated-clothing room.
Now Mommy & Me has grown to serve an average of 12-15 mothers and 25 children every Saturday morning. It offers a wonderful opportunity to help, encourage, and connect with these hurting women and children while providing them with food, clothes–and hope.
The Los Angeles Mission has a long history of providing emergency food baskets to those in need. However, in the last six years, we have seen a dramatic increase in the number of requests for emergency food. Each week, we prepare about 40-50 baskets, filled with items donated from local markets including Albertsons. Each basket includes nutritious ingredients for preparing a balanced meal. For more information about our Emergency Food Basket Program, please call at (213) 614-0743.
If you are interested in donating items for food baskets, the Mission is especially in need of meat, fruit, canned items, beans, rice, pasta, hot dogs, nuts, eggs, cheese, crackers, cookies, snack items, juice, and milk. For more information on how you can help, please call Tina Russek at (213) 629-1227, ext. 437.
The Alumni Association provides ongoing services and support for those who have graduated from Mission programs. This keeps them connected to a community where they feel accepted and nurtured in order to encourage and maintain the progress alumni have achieved. The Alumni Association provides housing, referral services and assistance with addressing the various roadblocks and obstacles that often accompany re-entry into society. For more information contact John Kelly at (213) 627-1227 ext 401.
- Breakfast: 5:30 am
- Lunch (Students & Staff): 11:00 am
- Lunch (Spanish Language): 12:30 pm
- Lunch (English Language): 1:00 pm
- Dinner (Students & Staff): 4:30 pm
- Dinner (Spanish Language): 7:30 pm
- Dinner (English Language): 8:00 pm
Who to Contact
- Tim Law
(213) 629-1227, ext. 323
Program Intake Hours: ?Monday – Friday 6:30 am to 8:30 pm
- Tracy Brown
(213) 614-0743, ext. 510
Program Intake Hours: Monday – Friday 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
Please email your prayer requests to us and we will go before God on your behalf.
For information about poverty and/or issues related to homelessness, visit the following websites:
- The Los Angeles Housing Authority
- The Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority
- The 2011 Los Angeles Homeless count
- A homeless resource directory
- HUD references to Homelessness
- HUD Resource Guide for Service Providers