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Winter Shelters Open for People Experiencing Homelessness

Posted on 02/22/2023

With temperatures dropping in Los Angeles, it's important to remember that not everyone has a place to go to stay warm and dry. If you or someone you know is in need of shelter during the winter months, there are resources available to help.

The Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA) operates a yearly winter shelter program from December through March that provides emergency shelter for those experiencing homelessness during the coldest months of the year. The program provides a range of services such as meals, showers, and case management support that can help them transition out of homelessness and into stable housing.

In addition to the winter shelter program, LAHSA also offers motel vouchers for individuals and families during times of extreme weather conditions. 

To access these services, please visit or call 2-1-1  to receive a referral to the nearest shelter or to request a motel voucher. It's important to act quickly when severe weather is expected, as shelters and vouchers can fill up quickly.