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Resources in Your Community

Shelters

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Here you will find a list of women's shelters, hours, and contact information. Not sure which one is right for you? Give us a call and we will help match you to temporary housing that best fits your needs.

Business

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Trying to grown or start your own business? Find mentors now or contact us for a free consultation and business overview. We have professional brand builders and mentors on our team!

Mental Health

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Mental health is often neglected and so very important to overall health. Find a professional to speak with today or a women's group in your area.

Shelters

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Emergency Resources for Women

Angel Step Inn  562-461-9272. Children 12 years and younger and female children 17 years and younger are accepted, counseling services, 24 hr. intake.  http://www.angelstepinn.org/ 


Free Spirit  800-548-2722.  (24-Hour All Services Hotline) (Hotline/Talkline) 232-937-1312 (Free Spirit Shelter Hotline) (Hotline/Talkline) Bilingual.  Women must be 18 or older, and may be single or up to five months pregnant.  Women with female children of all ages, and male children up to age 10 are accepted.


Harvest House  310-452-1223.  (Service/Intake and Administration),  Pregnant women age 18 and older, counseling.  http://www.theharvesthome.net


Haven Hills  818-887-6589.


Haven House  323-681-2626.  Pasadena, (24-hr hotline, bilingual, intake), must be currently sober or drug-free. Serves women age 18 and older who have been battered, and their children, including women from other states who are fleeing a batterer.  The shelter also accommodates women with disabilities, including hearing impairments and single women.


Hope  562-661-0358.  (Service/Intake). Agency provides shelter for single women, single men, single mothers with children, single fathers with children, and pregnant women.


House Of Ruth  323-266-4139.  (Service/Intake and Administration).  Undocumented and emancipated minors, male children 9 years and younger, and pregnant women.


Interface  800-636-6738  (DV Service/Intake),  800-339-9597 (Service/Intake),  24 hrs.  http://www.icfs.org/


Interval House  562-594-4555.  Seal Beach.  Will take women and children, outreach, counseling, legal services.  30 languages.


Institute For Multicultural Educational Services (walk-in center only), (English, Armenian, Farsi, Spanish, Russian, Korean),  213-381-1250.


Jenesse Center  800-479-7328.  24 hours.  Spanish/English, women and children.  http://www.jenesse.org/.


Jewish Family Service of LA/Tamar House  818-789-1293.


Spanish and Farsi Rainbow  310-547-9343.  (24 Hours) (Service/Intake and Hotline), individual, group counseling.


Sojourn  310-264-6644.


Su Casa  562-402-4888.  (24-hour Hotline) (Service/Intake/Hotline) Lakewood. Takes battered women w/children or w/out.  Support groups.


Sunrise Village  818-242-1106.  An agency secures permanent homes for individuals and families experiencing homelessness.


Tamar House  818-505-0900.


Valley Oasis  800-282-4808.


Women Shelter of Long Beach  562-437-4663.  (HER HOME), 24 hours.


WCCS  562-945-3939.  Compton, Long Beach, LA, legal assistance, counseling, support groups.


Wings  626-967-0658.  1736 LA  213-745-6434  310-370-5902 (24 Hrs-DV Shelter Hotline), (Service/Intake and Hotline), 562-388-7652 (24Hrs-Crisis Hotline), (Service/Intake and Hotline), 1736 SB 310-370-5902.  1736 LB 562-388-7652.

Business

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Resources for Women Owned Small Businesses

SCORE LA 'Triple L Program'

SCORE is a nation-wide non-profit that offers consulting, workshops, and mentoring for free. In May 2016, SCORE LA launched the Triple L Program (lunching, learning, and leaning) to serve women in LA for $15/month per enrollee. SCORE Los Angeles also offers walk-in mentoring hours Monday through Saturday from 10 am – 1 pm.


PACE’s SBA Women’s Business Center

The Small Business Administration’s WBC at PACE Business Development Center focuses on underrepresented and disadvantaged women business owners but is open to all entrepreneurs in LA County. The Center offers educational programs and one-on-one business counseling.


WBEC-West

WBEC-West certifies Women Business Enterprises to make procurement easier for women. As a regional partner of the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council, WBEC-West serves Arizona, Colorado, Utah, Wyoming, Nevada, Hawaii, and Guam, in addition to Southern California.


Los Angeles Women Business Enterprise (WBE) Certification Program

Getting certified as an WBE by the Bureau of Contract Administration opens up opportunities to bid on city contracts. You can download a PDF application here.


YWCA Greater Los Angeles

The YWCA GLA’s was founded in 1894 with the mission to eliminate racism and empower women. The organization reaches 100,000 women annually through programs addressing issues from job training for at-risk youth to financial literacy for women.


Networks & Membership Organizations

Women to Women LA

W2W LA is a network of “dynamic, women professionals” in the LA area founded in 2009 by two legal professionals. Events include member spotlights.


National Association of Women Business Owners: Los Angeles

NAWBO Los Angeles is part of a network founded in 1975 that represents 10 million businesses in the country. The organization aims to women entrepreneurs “into economic, social, and political spheres of power worldwide.” NAWBO LA membership costs between $20-$40 per month.


National Latina Business Women Association – Los Angeles

The NLBWA-LA encourages Latinas to develop business and professional goals through networking and educational programs. The organization hosts annual awards, partners with organizations from Latina Global to Women Impacting Public Policy (WIPP), and publishes a newsletter. Annual membership ranges from $75 to $500.


Los Angeles Women’s Entrepreneurs Meetup

The Los Angeles Women’s Entrepreneurs Meetup hosts mixers, conferences, and workshops once a month on average. It’s made up of about 300 mostly tech entrepreneurs.


Young Women Social Entrepreneurs

The Los Angeles Chapter of the YWSE is a volunteer-driven organization comprised of women from different backgrounds, all focused on social impact.


Women Owned Business Facebook Page

The LA Chapter of the Women Owned Business group on Facebook is linked to a Zap Zone Network private group. The Facebook page, with about 500 likes, shares content and connects women business owners.


The Vinetta Project – LA

The LA chapter of The Vinetta Project hosts programming for female founders with a focus on showcase events, fireside chats and workshops, and Founders & Funders dinners. The organization also supports high-growth tech companies founded by women via the Vinetta Collective, the first talent agency dedicated to the rise of tech’s top female founders.


Fashion Mamas

Fashion Mamas is a members-only network for LA mothers that work in the fashion industry (designers, editors, stylists, models, publicists, and bloggers).


Women’s Center for Creative Work

Founded in 2013, the Women’s Center for Creative Work (WCCW) aspires to cultivate LA’s feminist creative communities and practices. The WCCW houses a co-workspace available to all WCCW members who pay $40 or more a month to use daily, as well as programming featuring sessions such as “How to Pitch to LA Weekly and Other Publications” and “Boosting Your Side Hustle”.


jig+saw 

jig + saw brings a creative community of female entrepreneurs together through coworking, resources, and events. The network hosts weekly talks, workshops and shows, including their innovative Track Series and most recently, How’d She Do It?, which highlights women and their infinite ability to build an empire

Mental Health

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Mental Health Hotlines & Resources

Los Angeles County Mental Health Hotline

1-800-854-7771


National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

1-800-273-TALK (1-800-273-8255)

1-888-628-9454 (En Español)

1-800-799-4889 (TTY Service for Deaf & Hard of Hearing)

This free, 24-hour hotline is available to anyone in suicidal crisis or emotional distress. By calling, you’ll be connected to a skilled, trained counselor at a crisis center in your area.

www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org


 National Hopeline Network

1-800-SUICIDE (1-800-784-2433)

By calling, you’ll be connected to a certified crisis center nearest to your calling location.

www.hopeline.com


 NAMI National's Helpline

1-800-950-NAMI (1-800-950-6264)

M - F, 10am - 6pm, ET

Email info@nami.org

Provides information on mental health conditions, treatment options, local support groups, services & programs, recovery strategies, and resource referrals. All crisis calls are transferred to a national crisis line or you can text "NAMI" to 741-741.

https://www.nami.org


 Crisis Text Line

Text HELLO to 741-741

A free, confidential, 24/7 support line for those in crisis in the U.S. Within minutes, a live trained crisis counselor will answer your text. It’s been instrumental in helping millions of people especially teens.

www.CrisisTextLine.org


 Panic Disorder Info Hotline

1-800-64-PANIC (1-800-647-2642)

This is available to those in crisis, as well as those who are just seeking more information about the disorder. For many who experience panic attacks, it can be helpful to speak to someone who understands what they’re going through during an attack. The compassionate staff at the panic disorder hotline can provide information about what happens during an attack and provide tips to help get through the attack.


 Teen Line

1-800-TLC-TEEN (1-800-852-8336) / 6pm - 10pm PST

Text TEEN to 839863 / 6pm - 9pm PST

A confidential teen-to-teen helpline that uses trained high school volunteers to help teen callers with any kind of problem. Service available in both the USA and Canada.

www.TeenLineOnline.org


 CA Youth Crisis Line

1-800-843-5200 (Text/Talk/Chat)

Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week as the statewide emergency response system for youth (ages 12-24) and families in crisis. It has access to more than 5,500 free or low-cost resources for youth and families across CA.

https://calyouth.org


 The Trevor Project

1-866-488-7386

The only organization providing 24/7 crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to LGBTQ youth (ages 13-24).

www.TheTrevorProject.org


 Trans Lifeline

1-877-565-8860 (USA)

1-877-330-6366 (Canada)

A peer support hotline run by and for trans people. Available 7am-1am PST / 9am-3am CST / 10am-4am EST.

https://www.translifeline.org


 ACCESS-LA County Helpline

1-800-854-7771

Department of Mental Health’s Emergency & Non-Emergency Helpline, available 24 hours / 7 days a week. Provides linkages to consumers to mental health services in the community & resources to consumers in crisis.

dmh.lacounty.gov


 2-1-1

Dial 2-1-1 (Toll-Free)

A free, confidential referral and information service that connects people across the U.S. & in many parts of Canada to a specialist who will help you find the local resources you need. Available 24 hours / 7 days a week.

http://www.211.org


 7 Cups Of Tea

An online emotional support service that connects those in need to a trained Active Listener by phone or chat. All connections are private and one-on-one.

www.7cups.com


 Project Return Warm Line

1-888-448-9777

1-888-448-4055 (Spanish)

M - F, 5pm - 10pm & Sat, 11am - 4pm

Los Angeles County’s first after-hours telephone line for individuals with mental health challenges and staffed entirely by peers with lived experience. They also provide referrals to services or organizations that are of interest, such as healthcare facilities, family planning agencies, shelters, self-help and support groups, and much more.

http://prpsn.org/services/warm-line


 LA Warmline

1-855-952-WARM (1-855-952-9276)

10pm - 6am

A confidential overnight telephone support service in English & Spanish for anyone in Southern California who is struggling with loneliness, anxiety, substance use, mental health concerns, or needs information about available mental health services.


 NEDA Helpline

National Eating Disorders Association

1-800-931-2237

M - Th, 9am-9pm ET & Fri, 9am-5pm ET

Trained volunteers provide support, resources, and treatment options.

www.nationaleatingdisorders.org


 Veterans Crisis Line

1-800-273-8255 and Press 1.

Para español, oprima 2.

1-800-799-4889 (TTY Service for Deaf / Hard of Hearing)

Send a text message to 838255

Connects veterans in crisis, their families & friends with qualified, caring VA responders. Available 24 hours, 7 days a week, confidential.

https://www.veteranscrisisline.net


 SAMHSA National Helpline

1-800-662-HELP (1-800-662-4357)

A free, confidential, 24/7, 365 days a year treatment referral and information service in English & Spanish for individuals and families facing mental and/or substance use disorders.

www.samhsa.gov/find-help/national-helpline


 Addiction Resource Rehab Helpline

1-888-459-5511

Treatment specialists help you find the best drug and alcohol rehab centers and programs! This is a free, national, 24/7 confidential helpline.

https://addictionresource.com


 Disaster Distress Helpline

1-800-985-5990

1-800-846-8517 (TTY for Deaf / Hard of Hearing)

Text TALKWITHUS or HABLANOS to 66746

A free, confidential, 24/7 helpline and text service that provides crisis counseling and support to people experiencing emotional distress (stress, anxiety, depression-like symptoms) related to natural or human-caused disasters. This service is available to all residents in the U.S. and its territories.

www.disasterdistress.samhsa.gov


 National Domestic Violence Hotline

1-800-799-SAFE (1-800-799-7233)

1-800-787-3224 (TTY)

A free and confidential hotline that's available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

and provides lifesaving tools & immediate support to enable victims to find safety and live lives free of abuse. Callers can expect highly trained, experienced advocates to offer compassionate support, crisis intervention information and referral services in more than 200 languages.

https://www.thehotline.org


 National Sexual Assault Hotline

1-800-656-HOPE (1-800-656-4673)

A free and confidential hotline that's available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Connects you with a trained support specialist from a sexual assault service provider in your area that can provide you with support, information, advice, resources, referrals, and a ranges of free services. Online chat is also available.

https://www.rainn.org