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Success Story – Meet Samuel, Graduate of Veterans

“Coming to the Weingart Center saved my life,” said Samuel. Samuel had been clean and sober for years.  But the death of his mother, a broken down car, and an addicted girlfriend all contributed to his homelessness.  Samuel had been delivering newspapers, but without a car he was unable to do his job, which led […]

Dad’s Back! Program Celebrates Holidays, Graduation

  The holidays are time to give back. Some men and women spend their time giving back to their community alongside their families; Unfortunately when you’re homeless, not everyone has that same privilege. Last December, the Weingart Center Dad’s Back! Program, in collaboration with Friends Outside Los Angeles (FOLA), celebrated the holidays by providing estranged […]

EPIC Program Embraces Criminal and Gang Members Anonymous

Criminal and Gang Members Anonymous (also known as the CGA) is a 12-step recovery program for men and women who are willing to be sincere about their inability to stop committing crimes. The program’s primary purpose is to develop and practice a better way of living free of destructive addictions, while taking time to be […]

Veterans Day 2012

Seated in long, decorated tables along in a large tent behind the Weingart Café, eighty men and women from our Veterans Program gathered to celebrate their service and dedication. Braxton Young, Veterans Program Manager, led the morning program as the Jefferson High School ROTC Color Guard represented and Weingart Staff sang the National Anthem. James […]

“Coffins” Offers Different, Chilling Perspective On L.A. Homeless

Weingart Center Continues Building Homelessness Awareness In Los Angeles With Striking Performance Art The Weingart Center has partnered with the Creative Agency David&Goliath to produce the “Change Your Perspective” awareness campaign that integrates viral videos, mobile technology, and guerrilla marketing. In 2009, David&Goliath approached the Weingart Center and offered their services pro-bono. To help break […]

AmeriCorps Hope for the Homeless Graduation

The Weingart Center Garden was filled with clients and their families at the 2012 AmeriCorps Hope for the Homeless graduation ceremony. Kevin Martin, Community Services Manager, and Angela De Los Santos, Sr. Program Coordinator, presented the diplomas to nearly two dozen graduates. Visit our website for more information on our AmeriCorps program. [AFG_gallery id=’1′]

Success Story – Meet Kelisa, Attended the Hope Row Resource Center

“None of us saw Skid Row coming,” says Kelisa, but the gritty reality of Los Angeles’ homeless capital is exactly where this 29 year-old mother ended up with her three children after fleeing an abusive relationship in Fresno.  Kelisa had grown up surrounded by domestic violence but that still didn’t prevent her from landing in […]

Success Story – Meet Billie Jean, Graduate of Emerge

Feeling “different” is a rite of passage of sorts.  Most everyone has felt they didn’t fit in at some point in their lives, especially growing up.  But imagine growing up feeling you were born with the wrong body. The taunting and harassment doesn’t end after high school.  Billie Jean is someone who has dealt with […]

Success Story – Meet Kenneth, Graduate of Open Door

A drastic haircut or buying a Porsche often constitutes a midlife crisis for some.   But for others, their actions, and the subsequent consequences, are chaotic and catastrophic. Kenneth was married for 18 years and spent almost as long working for a Fortune 500 company in Fresno.  He led a normal, everyday life.  Then he and […]

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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