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Case Management

The Weingart Center uses case managers to identify the needs of hopeless individuals and coordinate services matched to these needs. We use a strengths-based case management approach, which helps clients identify what inherent skills they have available, and how to use services to develop their skills and strengths into stability and self-sufficiency. Case management includes:

Outreach is how we inform people in the community of the services available. Our AmeriCorps project, Hope for the Homeless, works in partnership with other area organizations to conduct street outreach and ensure clients are referred to organizations that are most closely matched to their needs.

Individualized Service Plan the ISP is a document created by the client and the case manager cooperatively. It identifies the client’s particular goals, and the path to achieving those goals. Some goals are common to nearly every ISP, such as permanent housing, while some are very specific to the client, such as obtaining necessary certification to be an underwater salvage operator. Once created, the Case Manager refers back to the ISP regularly, recording what goals and milestones have been achieved, and discussing new goals with the client as they progress.

Benefits Enrollment: Most of our new clients are eligible for public benefits that they are not receiving. Whether it’s a matter of collecting General Relief and saving up some cash until they can get a job, or assembling the documentation needed to prove a permanent disability for SSI/SSDI or Veteran benefits, Case Managers work with Benefits Advocates to help clients identify their eligibility and secure the help they need.

Savings Plan: While Weingart Center provides all services at no charge, we require residential clients to put aside 75% of any income they earn while residing here, whether from employment or benefits. When they exit the program, they often have a sizable nest egg to help pay security deposits, get furniture, or tide them over during emergencies.

Financial Literacy: Seminars, including a free credit check, are provided on site through partnership with Operation Hope.

8 responses to Case Management

  1. jibri lyons says:

    I am being put out of my current residence and have been out of jail for 3 years and cannot find a job or any way to enroll in a learning program. Can you refer me somewhere i can get help with employment? i have my GED. i will be homeless as of September 30th. My phone number is 213-842-8692. thank you
    Jibri Lyons

    • Janita Gomez says:

      Our intake process is handled through the Resource center at the corner of 6th and San Pedro in downtown Los Angeles. I have requested that they assist you with your concerns. There is an intake interview to qualify the individual for the programs we provide. Picture ID and social security number must be shown. Their hours are 8-4, Monday through Friday. I wish you the best

  2. Rick says:

    I have a person who needs an expungement. In the past you referred individuals to Peperdine Univ. Do you still offer this and if so where? This person needs this to start her child care business. Any information you can offer would be awesome. Thank You

    • Weingart Staff says:

      Hi Rick. Please check your email, I have sent you information about the next expungement seminar. Have a great day!

  3. MICHAEL ORTIZ says:

    Hello Weingart Center,

    I am wondering whether you have expungment seminars? if so, do you have any coming up soon?

    Thank you in advance.

    • Weingart Staff says:

      Hi Michael, please check your email! We have sent you information on the expungement seminars

  4. cristina moreno says:

    HI, I need to do some classes on anger management, parenting, and also need coumceling? What do you offer and can you also tell me how much they cost?
    Thank you!! :>

    • Jordy Altman says:

      Hello Cristina, please check your email inbox. I wrote you an email with instructions to enroll in Anger Management classes

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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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