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Los Angeles Firefighters Highlight Regional Winter Shelter Program

Thursday, December 20, 2012 |

Los Angeles Firefighters responded to over 700,000 emergencies last year, most of which were medical in origin. Assisting the homeless is not uncommon. There are 23,539 homeless in the City of Los Angeles, according to last years Greater Los Angeles Homeless Count Report. There is help...

The 2012-2013 Winter Shelter Program (WSP) has begun and will operate until March 14, 2013. The WSP has been instituted annually since 1994, during the coldest and wettest months. A total of 1491 beds will be available this year at 19 shelter sites across the City and County of Los Angeles.

Admission to the shelters is free and available on a first-come, first-served basis for single individuals. Persons needing emergency shelter can get free transportation to and from shelter locations from any of the designated pick-up points throughout the City and County.

Click on the links below to learn about program locations, transportation schedules and current non-availability dates:

If you, or someone you know needs social services or shelter referral, please call 2-1-1, the County’s free 24-hour information line for health and human services.

Submitted by Erik Scott, Spokesman
Los Angeles Fire Department


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