Change a homeless person's life forever by providing emergency housing, hygiene kits, meals, showers, health and mental health care.
For those who are homeless, every night seems like the longest night of the year. You can change a homeless person's life forever by donating to Lamp today in our "SOULstice" Winter Shelter campaign.
Your $20 gift will go directly to help an individual in dire need.
Year in, year out, Lamp Community shines among service providers as one of Los Angeles' most responsive non-profit agencies focused on ending homelessness. A 5-star rated charity, we have been featured in major motion pictures like "The Soloist" and "Lost Angels".
We believe that everybody deserves a place to call home, and we make sure our community embraces all who are willing to join. We serve Los Angeles' most vulnerable individuals, primarily adults with mental illness, through a continuum of services and housing, enabling them to reach their highest level of self-sufficiency and community integration.
The needs of the homeless population are even more acute during the winter months. Experts estimate that there are over 58,000 people experiencing homelessness in Los Angeles, more than would fill Dodger Stadium to capacity.
Every year, Lamp serves more than 2000 people, providing:
- 100+ Emergency Beds
- 350+ in Permanent Supportive Housing
- 600+ with Intensive Support Programs
- 1,300+ with Outreach Contact
- 30,000+ showers provided
- 86,000+ meals shared
This winter, we are adding 40 emergency beds in our Winter Shelter. The costs for administering services to the Winter Shelter population are high and the need is great. The first key in ending homelessness is to provide supportive housing to those in most dire need. This gives us a firm foundation to begin to assess an individual's needs and offer housing. The second key includes the resources Lamp provides into the long term, working with clients for months and years to help them achieve stability and self-sufficiency.
We are looking for support from caring community members like you to raise an additional $5,000 to help our city's most vulnerable people during this Winter Shelter campaign.
With your financial support and volunteerism, Lamp can be even more responsive to the needs of those with substantial barriers to services and housing, and reach more people, growing the safety net of community that Lamp has built over the last 28 years.
To learn more about getting involved with Lamp, please visit http://lampcommunity.org or call 213-270-9040.
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