About the Weingart Center

About the Weingart Center

Let us tell you about the Weingart Center… The Weingart Center is a non-profit comprehensive human services organization that was established in 1983 after recognizing that widespread homelessness was a new phenomenon facing the city of Los Angeles. Downtown civic leaders knew that combating the growing, serious problem would require innovative methods.  The Weingart Center (WCA), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, has become that innovative agency— the Weingart Center provides homeless individuals with the basic skills necessary to stabilize their lives, secure income and find permanent housing.

About the Weingart Center Downtown Los Angeles Homeless Skid Row Poverty Programs Services

Our organization’s mission is to empower and transform lives by delivering innovative solutions to combat poverty and break the cycle of homelessness. Everyday we get closer to our goal, transitioning homeless men and women from street life to self-sufficiency through a variety of programs and services, such as: Workforce DevelopmentMental Health & Substance Abuse TreatmentCase Management, Veterans Transition Housing, Women’s Renaissance, Re-entry Programs, and various other solutions.

Weingart Center Quick Facts

The Weingart Center:

  • Serves and assists 3,000 individuals annually through our residential programs and 15,000 via our walk-in Resource Center
  • Provides housing for 500+ homeless men and women daily
  • Has three facilities including a walk-in resource center and a site dedicated to employment services
  • Was established in 1983
  • Uses 83% of all funds raised for creating, implementing and operating client services and programs
  • Partners with organizations such as: Veteran’s Affairs, JWCH Institute, Inner City Law Center, CA Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, the Department of Social Services, and Beyond Shelter.
  • Serves 225,000 healthy meals annually
  • Has 75% male clients and 25% female clients

The Weingart Center for the Homeless provides comprehensive human services to homeless men, women, veterans, parolees, families, HIV+ and other at-risk individuals, giving them the skills, resources, and hope they need to lead productive lives off the streets. Located in the heart of Downtown Los Angeles' Skid Row, the Weingart Center for the Homeless is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that breaks the cycle of homelessness and poverty.

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