Crisis Housing and Domestic Violence is a problem everywhere in the country. One in three homeless people in Los Angeles County are women, according to government figures released this year. There’s a total of 10,053 unsheltered homeless women and children Los Angeles County on any given night. Some evidence suggests that there are more domestic violence victims per capita in California than the national’s average. That evidence does not necessarily suggest that women in California are at greater risk of becoming domestic violence victims than women who live elsewhere, but it does point to the need for California to make a greater commitment to helping women in crisis, and victims of domestic violence.
To further compound the problem, homeless women in the City of Los Angeles face staggering levels of violence while on the streets. Nearly 50% of Skid Row (one of the largest homeless encampments in the U.S.) women have been attacked in the previous 12 months, and more than a quarter of them were sexually assaulted. Specialized housing for homeless women is especially deficient in Los Angeles County. Most shelters are designed for men. Women and children have fewer places to go in search of safety and lodging. Our Good Neighbors shelter will provide a haven for women and children, case workers will help residents to navigate through options to connect them with viable linkages for the best outcomes.
In Los Angeles, Good Neighbors USA (GNUSA) is embarking on a substantial effort of a 55-bed facility for women in crisis and transitional domestic violence victims, and their children. Lack of housing opportunities for women in the greater Los Angeles area is a monumental problem. The Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA) estimates that in 2016, 46,874 individuals were homeless in Los Angeles County. 18% of that population – 7,868 individuals – had a history of being physically or sexually abused, including domestic or intimate partner violence, and/or stalking.
Temporary housing for women and children (ages 0-12) for up to one year in
A 24-hour hot line 365 days a year.
Case management helping clients find permanent housing, assistance with school or vocational training placement, enrolling children in school, budgeting opening bank accounts, nutrition, and parenting.
Individual, group and peer counseling through a Marriage Family Therapist (M.F.T) one to two days a week.
Opportunities to work with social services regarding problems or concerns of children who are victims of domestic violence.
Basic computer classes and Learning Days workshops for women and children.
Referrals to Legal services
A drop-off center Monday-Friday for domestic violence victims and their children.
Good Neighbors USA
131 North Tustin avenue, #204,Tustin, CA 92780 Tel. 877-499-9898