Last updated Mar 26, 2023 1 Comment 0

The People Concern Access Center

2116 Arlington Ave., Suite 100
Los Angeles, CA - 90018

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.

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If you have stayed in this shelter, how was your stay?

User Answers

  1. It was great back in 2017,2018, got back on my feet, great staff and safe.

    Answer posted on Jan 16, 2022 0

Is this a safe shelter to stay in?

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  1. Yes, but a shelter can only be so safe

    Answer posted on Mar 12, 2021 0
  2. Yes

    Answer posted on Jan 16, 2022 0

Do they accept pets at this shelter?

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  1. Yes

    Answer posted on Mar 12, 2021 0
  2. No

    Answer posted on Dec 28, 2021 0
  3. Yes

    Answer posted on Jan 16, 2022 0
  4. Emotional Support Pets; Service Animals

    Answer posted on Sep 15, 2022 0

Do you have any advice for those wanting to stay at this shelter?

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  1. Get help, get job, they will help.

    Answer posted on Jan 16, 2022 0

How long can you stay here?

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  1. 16 months.

    Answer posted on Jan 16, 2022 0

1 Comment

  1. Isla
    Jun 6, 2020Reply
    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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