The Weingart Center is the largest homeless services agency of its kind in Los Angeles. We have an 11-story residential building that houses 600 men and women daily. Our clients typically have incomes of less than 30% of the poverty line and fall within the “extremely low income” category. Over half are chronically relapsing substance abusers, 14% have significant mental health concerns and 18% have a disability.
Our clients can stay with us for up to two years because we believe that it is important to provide a long-term solution. We do this by providing individuals with the not only the basic necessities but also a plethora of homeless services and most importantly, improved self-worth and hope for the future.
We have many homeless programs at the Weingart Center. Through our residential homeless programs we assist 3,000 homeless individuals each year. Our community-based programs assist an additional 15,000 per year.
The following charts show the age, gender and ethnicity breakdown for the people living at the Weingart Center who are trying to turn their lives around.