Call our Toll-Free Hotline! We accept collect calls! 213.229.0979    |   Access our RESOURCE DIRECTORY here!

Volunteers of America Drop in Center

Rate this item
(0 votes)
628 San Julian Street 
Los Angeles, CA 90014



3600 Wilshire Blvd.
Suite 1500
Los Angeles, CA 90010

Phone: (213) 389-1500

Volunteers of America Greater Los Angeles

Services Offered: 

  • Children and Family Services: For children under three years of age and their parents we offer early education, child development, nutrition and parenting support; General Child Care programs for pre-school students between the ages of two and five; After School Care programs for those enrolled in kindergarten through the fifth grade provide educational, artistic, and physical activities for the children of low-income families; Caregiver Services to provide relief and respite for caregivers; Affordable Housing for working poor and single parent families. On-site services include after school programs, job training and placement, benefits advocacy, transportation to medical appointments, and training for the developmentally disabled.

  • Girls & Women: Life skills classes include self-awareness, self-defense, financial literacy, health realization, cooking, computer lab, women’s health, and nutrition. Activities include yoga, a mentoring program, movie nights, knitting, and art classes; S.H.A.W.L. House (Support for Harbor Area Women’s Lives) provides a safe haven for female victims of domestic violence, substance abuse, and mental illness.  The program provides transitional housing, counseling, domestic violence education, and other support services including education and job skills to help them move towards an empowered independence; Our Prenatal Program provides young new mothers with support and information on how to have a healthy pregnancy, healthy birth, and healthy baby. Childbirth classes, nutrition advice and medical check-ups are provided; Working and single moms benefit from Strengthening Families, a program that provides a wide array of support services including nutrition, housing referrals and placement, food assistance, domestic violence education and counseling, mental health and disability services, job skills development and instruction on child development.

  • Housing and Homelessness: Specialized programs that provide basic needs, emergency shelter, employment-centered programs, transitional housing, weekly stipend, specialized training, basic computer skills, employment referrals, transportation services,  permanent housing placement,  and daily therapy groups.

  • Recovery & Re-Entry: Substance abuse programs include assessment, treatment, case management, and individual and group therapies. Corrections programs focus on helping ex-offenders integrate back into society as responsible members of the community. They also provide warm meals, referrals for medical and psychiatric needs, vocational and education opportunities, benefits counseling, and referrals to sober living arrangements.

  • Senior Services: Affordable Housing for seniors who wish to avoid living out their lives in institutional settings, thereby increasing their dignity and reducing convalescent care costs.

  • Veterans' Services

  • Youth Programs: In-person tutoring and cybertutoring services, drug abuse prevention, career development, remedial education, parenting education, and specialized support for boys ages 6-11. Also college/career guidance and mentorship, financial aid advising and assistance, college and cultural field trips, internship initiative, individualized educational planning and summer programming