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Homelessness Services

If you or someone you know is experiencing homelessness and needs help please call (323) 644-2200.

About Homelessness

City Initiatives

In 2012 the Redondo Beach Police Department conducted a comprehensive survey of its homeless population.  The goal of the survey was to improve public safety and increase the City's knowledge of this diverse population.  The survey spotlighted an even greater homeless population with more complex needs than what was previously believed.  The total count at the time of the survey was 180 homeless individuals.

In 2014, the City Manager formed a Homeless Task Force comprised of residents of Redondo Beach who met on a monthly basis.  The mission of the task force was to find collaborative ways to respond to the challenges faced by the homeless population as well as residents, neighborhoods, businesses, schools, non-profits, churches and safety agencies.  Under the direction of the City Manager, the Task Force made several recommendations.  A key component of the recommendations was the need to contract with a coordinated outreach provider to ensure that all available services were made available to the homeless. 

Redondo Beach Homeless Count

The Greater Los Angeles Homeless Count.  The 2017 Point-in-Time Count was conducted January 24-26 and the Youth Count Blitz Days occurred January 27-31.  The Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority is a joint powers authority of the City and County of Los Angeles, created in 1993 to address the problems of homelessness in Los Angeles County.  LAHSA is the lead agency in the HUD-funded Los Angeles Continuum of Care, and coordinates and manages more than $132 million annually in federal, state, county and city funds for programs providing shelter, housing and services to homeless persons. For more information, visit www.lahsa.org.  To learn more and access the homeless count data from 2017 and prior years, please visit: https://www.lahsa.org/homeless-count.

Help & Resources

Calendar of Services

Get Help / Referrals – PATH

PATH, (People Assisting The Homeless) was identified as a sole source provider with an extensive industry network, trained staff and a methodology for working with public agencies to address homelessness issues.  PATH had previously been selected by the South Bay Cities Council of Governments (SBCCOG) to work with all COG member cities on homelessness.  PATH brings 30 years of experience to end homelessness for individuals, families and communities.

The City’s homeless population has steadily increased each year, with a corresponding increase in calls for Police and Fire Department services.  The increase is partially related to the recent spate of prison release polices at the State level.  In 2016, Redondo Beach Police responded to 3,230 transient related calls; Redondo Beach Fire responded to 285 transient related calls.  The most recent Public Safety expense analysis for homeless related service calls reported an annual cost of $230,000 for Police and $100,000 for Fire.

Although the demands on Public Safety are increasing, the advantage of the partnership with PATH is that the interactions with homeless individuals can be tailored to their specific needs and that a case file can be started to align that customer with all available services and potential benefits with the goal of placing the individual into transitional and or permanent housing.  

Supplementing the collaboration with PATH, the Police Department is also working with the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health to provide a mental health clinician to ride along with Officers and to services for homeless persons within our city.

Additionally, the group continues to expand on cooperative outreach with local faith-based organizations, conduct forums for local business groups, and has created a resource information card for use by homeless individuals and those providing services.  For more information, about PATH please visit: http://www.epath.org/site/main.html

Get Involved

LAHSA (Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority)

To support, create and sustain solutions to homelessness in Los Angeles County by providing leadership, advocacy, planning, and management of program funding.   For more information about LAHSA, please visit:  https://www.lahsa.org/.

Harbor Interfaith

The mission of Harbor Interfaith Services is to empower the homeless and working poor to achieve self-sufficiency by providing support services including shelter, transitional housing, food, job placement, advocacy, childcare, education, and life-skills training. For more information about Harbor Interfaith, please visit: http://www.harborinterfaith.org.

Donations

Donations can be made to any non-profit service organization listed on the calendar of services, or to PATH and LAHSA.