In Los Angeles, 1736 Family Crisis Center has a 24-hour crisis hotline that responds to needs such as victims of domestic violence, homelessness, unemployed adults, and other low-income community members in need of assistance. They also provide a domestic violence shelter that offers emergency shelter for up to 90 days and a transitional shelter from nine months to two years free of charge. The Center has a job development and placement program that helps identify strengths in finding desired employment, learning to dress for the workplace, and other employment skills. Other programs include legal services and transportation such as bus tokens and taxi vouchers.
Additionally, if you or someone you know is experiencing suicidal thoughts or mentally struggling to get through something, please know there are a variety of hotlines available to you. They include the following:
- National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: (800) 273-8255
- Trevor Project LGBTQ Suicide Lifeline: (866) 488-7386
TrevorChat is another good option, available 7 days a week (3pm-10pm ET/ 12pm-7pm PT). You can also access TrevorText by texting (202) 304-1200. This service is available Monday-Friday (3pm-10pm EST/ 12pm-7pm PT)