Homeless Prevention Program

The City of South Gate plans, coordinates and organizes strategies to assist the city's homeless population in collaboration with other public and private organizations. The County of Los Angeles through Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA) has the primary responsibility for providing regional homeless services. 
Individuals and families who do not qualify as South Gate residents are referred to People Assisting the Homeless (PATH) for screening. To apply for assistance, please call HYC at 562-278-6316 to schedule an appointment.

South Gate's Homeless Outreach Program
The South Gate Police Department, in cooperation with The Salvation Army Bell Shelter, operates a homeless outreach program which consists of a mobile outreach team. A Police Department Liaison and personnel from the Bell Shelter coordinate street outreach efforts by vehicle and by foot.

Street outreach, case management, and referrals are provided to homeless families and individuals through this program. Homeless clients are provided guidance in the identification of barriers to overcoming homelessness and the development of a plan to address these challenges. The team then assists clients at a highly supportive level to address those needs which may include accessing mainstream services, increasing income, developing self-determination, and accessing shelter and housing.

For further details, please contact Housing and Grant Analyst Abel Torres at 323-563-9528 or via email.