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Please use these resources to learn more about systemic inequalities and access to clean drinking water. In addition, you can find a water drop toolkit, numbers, addresses, and groups that can help you in areas of mental health, shelter, or food and water. 

 

If you’re an organizer that’s working to combat water inaccessibility in unhoused communities and see a way in which we can support your work with our resources, please contact us at waterdropcommunity@gmail.com!

 

Helpful Reading

Shelters

Help Hotlines

  • Los Angeles Mission - 303 E 5th St

  • Union Rescue Mission - 545 San Pedro Street 

  • Emmanuel Baptist Rescue Mission - 530 E 5th St

  • Midnight Mission - 601 San Pedro St

  • Downtown Women’s Shelter - 442 San Pedro St

  • Hope Gardens - 545 San Pedro St

Donations Accepted: Clothing, non-perishable food, cleaning supplies, hygiene kits, shoes

Most Requested: Blankets, socks/underwear, cleaning supplies, hygiene items

 

Food

  • Community Fridges

    • Mid City Fridge - 5044 West 21 St. 

    • Lil Mid City Fridge - 1412 S Redondo Blvd

    • Highland Park - 5624 N Figueroa St.

    • Arlington Heights - 3804 W Pico Blvd

    • Expo Park - 1436 W Jefferson Blvd

    • South Central - 8909 S Broadway

    • South Central - 2817 S Hill St 

    • Leimert Park - 4331 Degnan Blvd

    • East Hollywood - 4621 Santa Monica Blvd

    • Western - 5525 S Western Ave

    • Eagle Rock - 4808 Townsend Ave

  • St. Francis Center - 1835 S Hope St

  • Feed Love LA - 1124 San Julian St

  • Open Door Skid Row Ministries - 419 E 6th St

  • Fred Jordan Missions - 445 Towne Ave

  • The Hippie Kitchen - 821 E 6th St

  • Community Pantry - 519 N Ave 64

 

Refresh / Water Spots

  • RS - 544 Towne Ave

    • Laundry, bathrooms, showers, pet supplies, hygiene kits

 

Healthcare

  • Homeless Healthcare Center for Harm Reduction - 512 E 4th St

  • JWCH Institute Skid Row Outreach Team

    • Hippie Kitchen (Tuesdays, Thursdays)

    • Midnight Mission (Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays)

  • Care Harbor (specific events)

 

Mental Health
Psychiatric Mobile Response Team

Crisis Hotline

Suicide Hotline


Youth Resources
Boys + Girls Abuse Hotline

CA Youth Crisis Hotline

Child Abuse


Domestic Violence/ Sexual Assault
DV/SA Hotline

LA Domestic Violence Hotline

Central LA Rape/ Battering Hotline

South LA Rape/ Battering Hotline

Homelessness
LAHSA HOTLINE


LBGTQ+ Resources
Trans Lifeline

The Trevor Project


Substance Use Resources
LA Substance use Hotline

SAMHSA National Helpline


Elder Resources
Elder Abuse Hotline

Adult Protective services

 

Water Drop Toolkit

Interested in planning your own water drops? Please see our toolkit in the PDF below for our tips and best practices. 

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