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WHO WE ARE

Since 2003 First to Serve has focused on providing transitional housing, medical, and supportive services to homeless men, women and children in South Los Angeles, all while promoting family reunification, and supporting efforts to assist families in remaining intact. We have around 200 staff members serving an estimated 600 individuals every night at any of our 13 locations across Los Angeles. We partner with the Dept. of Mental Health, LAHSA, the City of Los Angeles and Los Angeles County to improve our community by providing competent and professional services to these underserved families.

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OUR SERVICES

Making a Difference.

INTERIM HOUSING

FTS provides 277 Interim Housing beds consisting of 9 scattered sites. The facility is structured with 24/7 staffing and serves single individuals with interim housing services. During their stay, individuals are provided with shelter, food, laundry services, case management, transportation and other basic supportive services.

LATEST ARTICLES

The biggest barrier to opening a homeless shelter in L.A.? Location, location, location

The devastation of drug and alcohol addiction is all too real in the communities of South Los Angeles. Many lack the resources necessary to overcome these diseases. In these communities, Black and Brown addicts are often overlooked and casted away unsympathetically.But the national attitude toward drug addiction is entirely different.

  • Entrepreneurial Strategies to House the Homeless

Entrepreneurial Strategies to House the Homeless

You don’t normally associate entrepreneurs with potential solutions to homelessness. That’s exactly what Joe Patel, managing partner of Nikki Investments, a real estate development group, wants to change. “If we don’t become part of the solution then who do we turn to? You can’t just rely on the government,” Patel says.

OUR MISSION

 We exist to make a difference in the Los Angeles Community; our mission is to provide comprehensive substance abuse treatment recovery services and supportive services to economically disadvantaged individuals that suffer from substance abuse, mental illness, and homelessness.

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