Whether you want to make a financial donation online, by phone, mail, stock transfer or other means, or contribute by donating an item or your time, we appreciate your support. Here are a few ways you can help the Weingart Center Association help homeless and at-risk individuals transform their lives. Please feel free to contact our Development Department: call 213-627-5302 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Donations Make a Difference
Having nearly 51,000 homeless people on any given night, Los Angeles is the “Homeless Capital of the Country”. We all need to take a stand against this staggering fact. Thousands of people should not be forced to live on the cold, dirty streets because there isn’t adequate low-income housing or access to healthcare, education and employment opportunities.
Change is Possible
The Weingart Center is much more than a homeless shelter, offering a bed for a night and a meal for the hungry— We offer a long-term solution. When individuals lose hope but want to turn their lives around, they seek out the comprehensive services at the Weingart Center. We are here to help by providing housing for up to two years, access to medical treatment, mental health services, substance abuse recovery, life skills courses, education and workforce development. We address all the barriers preventing someone from leading a productive life off the streets. “If you do everything your program tells you to do, there’s no way you can lose,” says Samuel, a client in our Veterans program who is now working as a security guard in Beverly Hills.
Invest in People and the Community
Your investment in the Weingart Center is an investment in people. It is an investment in the community. We depend on you to join with us in transforming lives and changing the streets of Skid Row. Your donation not only allows us to provide critical services and resources but also directly contributes to the success of our clients, and the betterment of our community. “I was given one last chance,” says Perry, a former client who graduated in 1999. “The Weingart Center gave me that complete transition— from treatment to my own place…and now, everything about my life is going great.”
In addition to monetary donations, we accept clothing and other items in good condition. We prefer professional clothing for men and women that is appropriate for job interviews. For other items, please email us describing what you have to offer. We will get back to you.