Union Rescue Mission - Los Angeles, CA

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545 S San Pedro St
Los Angeles, CA 90013
: Phone: (213) 347-6300
: https://urm.org/

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One of the nation's largest provider of continuous emergency shelter services, URM provides comprehensive care for men, women, and children who are experiencing homelessness. A person's first point of contact with URM is with our Emergency (Guest) Services, where their immediate physical needs are met. Our day rooms provide shelter and rest from the streets. Guests can sign up for beds, eat three meals a day, take showers and get haircuts, pick out fresh clothes, and receive medical care. Counseling from our staff is also available to guests, regarding options to join our recovery programs or to utilize other service providers in the area.

Emergency Services Include:

Food – We serve an average of 3,000 warm, nutritious meals each day — three times a day, every day of the year. To help meet the special needs of children, we provide infant formula and baby food, as well sack lunches to take to school.

Shelter – Each night, hundreds of men, women, and children find a warm bed and safety from the dangerous streets. We house an average of 924 men, women, and children each night, including about 62 families.

Clothing – Friends of URM graciously donate clothing for people experiencing homelessness. We distribute this clothing to men, women, and children who may have little more than the clothes on their back. Find out how you can donate clothing and other items.

Personal Hygiene – Restrooms, hot showers, and personal hygiene supplies are all available to our guests. We also offer diapers for mothers with children.

Clinics – URM has partnered with local universities who graciously donate their time and expertise to provide our guests with  services, essential dental care, professional mental health services, and full-time legal aid counseling.

Day Center – URM is open every day to provide a safe place for hundreds of men, women, and children with nowhere else to go. We provide separate spaces for men and women with enclosed courtyards and spacious assembly areas that offer a safe, caring environment.

Family Community Center – This is a special place where mothers and children can get off the streets and enjoy one-on-one interaction or find a quiet space where a tired toddler can nap or a mother can rock a baby to sleep. We provide books, games, toys, puzzles, and crafts.

Hospitality Center  – Scheduling a job interview, applying for aid, saving money, or enrolling a child in school are virtually impossible without an address or telephone number. The Hospitality Center helps guests make these important first steps by providing mail, telephone, and banking services.

Individual Assessment/Counseling – Counselors assess each individual guest to determine their unique circumstances and needs. We then offer them individualized assistance and referrals for employment, housing, government aid, substance abuse, recovery, and other services.

Life Management Classes  – Trained staff and community volunteers address a variety of issues and critical needs. Classes include recovery from substance abuse, vocational guidance, parenting skills, nutrition education, and financial management.

Spiritual Encouragement – Daily chapel services, Bible studies, and discipleship programs offer the spiritual hope and healing that is essential to building new lives.
Spiritual Encouragement Food Our Mission serves an average of 3,000 warm, nutritious meals daily, available three times a day, every day of the year. Taking care of the special needs of children, food arrangements can be made for infant formula and baby food to be given and sack lunches to be taken to school. Shelter Each night hundreds of men, women and children find a warm bed safe from danger-filled streets. We house an average of 924 men, women, and children each night, including an average of 62 families.

Emergency Guest Services:
Single Men: 247
Single Women: 182
Parents: 58
Children: 91

Program/Transitional Services:
Single Men: 217
Single Women: 16
Mothers: 30
Children: 60 Permanent Supportive Housing:
Senior Women: 22
Total Number of Emergency Beds: 682
Total Number of Program/Transition Beds: 390 Total Number of Permanent Supportive Beds: 22

Do you have items to donate? Contact Union Rescue Mission 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 Union Rescue Mission at the phone number provided above to see if they can use any items you may have to donate.

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