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St. Joseph Center has achieved significant recognition as an outstanding charitable partner in helping solve problems of needy families and individuals on the Westside of Los Angeles. The California Community Foundation’s Donor Connect newsletter referred to St. Joseph Center as “one of the preeminent social service organizations serving low-income members of the Westside community.”

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Thanks to the support of people like you, in 2015 more than 730 St. Joseph Center households received a Thanksgiving basket and more than 2,745 people received gifts and a holiday meal -- families and individuals in need celebrated with one another during this special time of year with your help and support.


We're serving more people than ever now and we need your help to ensure that families have a happy holiday season. Please support our Thanksgiving turkey distribution or adopt families and individuals for the December holidays.


It's easy to help! You can download our Holiday Giving packet now and mail in your commitment card, call Fernando at 310-396-6468 ext. 328 for more information, or "express adopt" an individual or family through PayPal right now:

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  St. Joseph Center takes a comprehensive view of the challenges that poverty and homelessness create for people, integrating many services into long-term solutions that provide the advantage of sustainable change for more than 6,500 men, women, and children annually.  

During St. Joseph Center’s recently completed full fiscal year (July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2016) we permanently housed 304 homeless men, women, and children, including:

  • 38 chronically homeless individuals (non-veterans)
  • 27 non-chronically homeless individuals (non-veterans)
  • 55 homeless veterans (both chronic and non-chronically homeless)
  • 184 homeless adults and children in 85 families (both chronic and non-chronically homeless)


The Westside's Coordinated Entry System -- led by St. Joseph Center and including numerous other amazing partners -- housed 283 chronically homeless individuals in permanent housing during this same 2015-16 period (including some of the chronically homeless individuals and veterans noted above).


Thanks in part to the local Venice Forward collaboration, the numbers above also include more than 79 Venice-based homeless individuals permanently housed by St. Joseph Center and our local partners during the pasty year. Over 40 of these individuals were highly vulnerable and at risk of dying on the streets. Also, our partner Safe Place for Youth (SPY) supported an additional 58 transition age youth from in and around Venice in reunifying with their families and obtaining other housing.

  The Center provides enough groceries each year through our Food Pantry for families to prepare 150,000 healthy meals at home. We also serve more than 25,000 hot, nutritious meals at Bread & Roses Café, our innovative free restaurant for homeless men, women, and children.  
  Last year, St. Joseph Center prevented homelessness and managed more than $4 million in client funds through representative payee services for 117 veterans receiving V.A. benefits and 130 individuals receiving Department of Mental Health benefits.  

For 40 years, St. Joseph Center has been a beacon of hope. Today, multifaceted Outreach & Engagement, Housing, Mental Health, and Education & Vocational services are carried out at multiple sites in Los Angeles County, with most efforts centered on the Westside and in South Los Angeles. St. Joseph Center’s integrated programs provide clients with concentrated and coordinated access to services according to the nature of their needs. In addition to the housing successes noted above, during our most recently completed fiscal year we also:

  • Case managed 726 formerly homeless men, women, and children in 465 families to help them retain their stable housing.
  • Graduated 50 men and women from our Culinary Training Program, 76% of whom found jobs within 90 days of graduation.
  • Graduated 26 women from our CodeTalk Program, 50% of whom found jobs working with technology.
  • Brought our mission and skills to currently underserved portions of Los Angeles County by expanding our services into South LA.
  • Provided education and enrichment to more than 55 children 18 months to 5 years old in a dual-immersion, socioeconomically diverse environment at our Early Learning Center.