St. Francis Center - Los Angeles, CA - Food Assistance

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1835 S. Hope St
Los Angeles, CA 90015
: Phone: (213)747-5347
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Served Meals

St. Francis Center provides the homeless with warm meals and sack lunches six days a week through our served meal service and traditional holiday meals. Unique to the Center, however, is our commitment to treating our homeless guests with dignity, first by greeting them by name and then serving meals “restaurant style” at round tables in our dining room.

No registration or payment is needed to receive this service.

Meals are served:
Monday 7:30 am-8:00 am
Tuesday-Friday 7:30 am-9:00 am
Saturday 8:30 am-10:00 am

Hygiene Services

During our shower program, the Center distributes clothing and hygiene kits, which include basic toiletries, clean underwear, socks, and towels. Each guest must sign up for a time slot. Spaces are limited and are given on a first come-first serve basis.

Hygiene Services are available:
    Monday: 7:30am – 2:00pm
    Tuesday: 7:30am – 12:00pm
    Friday: 9:30am-10:30am
    Saturday: 6:00am-8:00am

Health Services

SFC’s health services not only connect guests with referrals to our health care partners including St. John’s Well Child & Family Cent, but our center also creates a bridge of support that increases accessibility to these critical services for our populations. These guests face additional challenges that create barriers to accessing proper health care that include lack of transportation, language barriers, income, compounded health issues, and lack of knowledge. Our comprehensive program offerings provide improved recognition and attention to health issues specifically through intake for our resource services and case management.
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Resource Services

SFC supports homeless guests through the provision of tools and connections necessary to successfully transition from homelessness and achieve and maintain stable housing. SFC’s Resource Services provide guests with comprehensive services including referrals for health care services, shelter for families and individuals, assistance obtaining IDs and either reduced or waived fee vouchers for DMV IDs for jobs and social security, and will now include case management for approximately 50 guests a year. SFC also provides its address for the homeless to use and maintains a mailbox for each individual. Guests involved with our resource services also have access to computers, phones, and voicemail.

Guests who would like to receive mail must register with the SFC Resource Department. Please contact Thalia at or 213-747-5347 x 109.

Mail pick up service is available:

    Monday 8:00 am-8:15 am
    Tuesday-Friday 9:00 am-9:15 am
    No mail Saturday & Sunday

Do you have items to donate? Contact St. Francis Center at the phone number provided above to see if they can use any items you may have to donate.

User Questions & Answers

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Do you have items to donate? Contact St. Francis Center at the phone number provided above to see if they can use any items you may have to donate.

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