The People Concern Access Center - Santa Monica, CA

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505 Olympic Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90401
: Phone: (310) 450-4050
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    2020-06-06 13:17:46
    The best shelter I have had the pleasure to volunteer at. The staff are very involved with the clients and are there for the clients well being. Clients are awesome and interacts with the staff like a family. Everyone has been very respectful to each other. I have been here at SAMOSHEL for 2 1/2 months. When I retire from my job wouldn't mine working here. Ms. Bowie, Program Director young and sweet. Really like this place. Great place for someone trying to rejuvenate their life.

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Description: SAMOSHEL (SAnta MOnica SHELter) provides interim shelter and a broad range of programs to 70 men and women in separate living quarters. It's also home to OPCC's Wellness Beds Program that provides nursing services to clients with acute or chronic medical conditions, and it is the site of OPCC's High Need Room for clients with special challenges.

The "big white tent" next door to the Access Center was erected by the City of Santa Monica as a temporary solution to end homelessness. As OPCC took over the operations in 2005, the agency kept the building intact, developing the space to include a community area, kitchen for meal services and volunteer opportunities, and a thriving garden outside.

If you reside in Santa Monica and are in need of shelter, please dial (310) 450-4050.

Do you have items to donate? Contact The People Concern Access Center at the phone number provided above to see if they can use any items you may have to donate.

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