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Los Angeles Homeless Nonprofits Ranked


Budget: $47 million+

PATH's mission is to end homelessness for individuals, families, and communities. PATH envisions a world where every person has a home. Our values include creative collaborations, strategic leadership, empowerment for all, and passionate commitment.




Union Rescue Mission

Budget: $30 million+

Union Rescue Mission is a private, nonprofit organization dedicated to restoring the lives of the homeless and poor in Los Angeles by seeking to empower them to break the cycle of poverty and become self-sufficient. Union Rescue Mission is one of the oldest and largest missions of its kind in the United States and the oldest in Los Angeles. Nutritious meals, hot showers, warm beds, clothing, shoes, haircuts, a safe place, and a listening ear are a few of the things URM offers men, women and children everyday. Our priority is to meet basic needs, and to assist in finding ways for one to get back on their feet.



Weingart Center Association

Budget: $13 million+

WCA's transitional residential programs go beyond the emergency shelter approach by providing housing along with comprehensive wrap-around services including case management and other treatment services. Case management includes: orientation, individualized needs assessment, client plan development and tracking, coordination of services, advocacy, referrals, group meetings, and other related services. All programs require clients to save at least 75% of their income. 



Downtown Women's Shelter

 Budget: $6 million+

The Downtown Women’s Center (DWC) is the only organization in Los Angeles focused exclusively on serving and empowering women experiencing homelessness and formerly homeless women.

Upward Bound House

Budget: $3 million+

UBH provides homeless families with housing and supportive services to suit their specific needs. Our programs are designed to empower homeless parents and their children to obtain housing stability, build healthy relationships, and enjoy emotional and financial well-being . A team of professional staff offers an array of services in housing, employment and evidence-based, trauma-informed care to over 200 families annually. We provide our program services in Santa Monica, Culver City, Compton and South Los Angeles.




Abode Communities 

Budget: $2 million+

Abode Communities’ specific strength is building sustainable, multi-family affordable housing to address the needs of Southern California's large workforce, low-income families, seniors and individuals with special needs. Currently, we own 34 properties throughout our region that are home to more than 4,000 residents.


Emmanuel Baptist Rescue Mission

Budget: $200-500,000
Since its founding, the Mission has served over three million meals and has provided physical rest and refuge to tens of thousands of homeless people. More importantly, Emmanuel Baptist Rescue Mission has provided a gospel witness to hundreds of thousands of homeless men and women whom society has marginalized and written off. The men and women of Skid Row are in physical and spiritual poverty, and most are in bondage to drugs, alcohol and other addictions. They have lost all connections with family and society. Meeting their physical needs—giving a cup of cold water—in compassion, will often open their hearts to the gospel.