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The Winter Shelter Program is held annually to protect people experiencing homelessness during Los Angeles's colder months. Winter Shelters are located all across the County, and will be operating 24 hours a day.

For more information, please see our English and Spanish Winter Shelter Flyers.

For any inquiries, please email wintershelter@forceconsulting.net.

winter Shelter Hotline

2 - 1 - 1

Am I Eligible for the Winter Shelter Program?

All Winter Shelter Participants must be

At least
18 years old



What can I expect at a Winter Shelter site?


Shelters will follow new DPH guidelines regarding protocols for COVID-19 and Monkeypox to keep everyone healthy and safe on site.


Shelters welcome pets and emotional support animals.


Shelters serve 3 meals a day.

Meals at Weather-Activated shelters dependent on activation hours.

How do I access a Winter Shelter?


Find a Shelter

Scroll down for a list of shelters and addresses.


Call to Check Availability

From any phone, dial 2-1-1 to be referred to a shelter location closest to you, by following these steps

  1. Press 4 for English
  2. When prompted, press 3 for Emergency Food or Shelter
  3. When prompted, press 2 for Emergency Shelter
  4. When prompted, press 1 for singles/couples without children seeking Winter Shelter
Or call 1-800-548-6047 for faster service. 211-LA-County will ensure there is a bed available prior to the referral. There are a limited number of beds at each site.


Pack your Bags

All shelters have a two (2) bag restriction. Anything more will not be allowed on the site.


Find Transport

Transport is available for those in need.

Seasonal Winter Shelter Locations, FY23-24

Status Period of Operation SPA Provider Address # of Beds Phone Population Served
Inactive 12/01/2023 - 03/31/2024 1 Volunteers of America 45150 60th St. W. Lancaster, CA 93536 44 () - Co-Ed
Inactive 11/03/2023 - 03/31/2024 1 Advancing Communities 38626 9th St E. Palmdale, CA 93550 35 () - Co-Ed
Inactive 11/01/2023 - 03/31/2024 4 Home At Last 8768 S. Broadway Los Angeles, CA 90003 50 (213) 598-5247 Women
Inactive 11/13/2023 - 03/31/2024 6 Bryant Temple Community Development 5500 S. Hoover St. Los Angeles, CA 90037 60 (323) 792-4162 Men
Inactive 11/01/2023 - 03/31/2024 6 Abundant Blessings 1133 S. Ardmore Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90006 32 (424) 345-2236 Men
Inactive 11/01/2023 - 03/31/2024 6 New Reflections 8311 S Western Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90047 55 (323) 451-3442 Men
Inactive 11/01/2023 - 03/31/2024 7 Whittier First Day 12426 Whittier Blvd, Whittier, CA 90602 11 (562) 273-8814 Co-Ed
Inactive 11/14/2023 - 03/31/2024 8 First to Serve 702 W Anaheim St. Long Beach CA 90813 35 () - Co-Ed

What is the Augmented Winter Shelter Program

The Augmented Winter Shelter program (AWSP) is a subset program of WSP as it provides low-barrier, safe, and supportive emergency shelters for individuals experiencing homelessness but is "activated" during severe cold and wet weather conditions also known as inclement weather. The program aims to protect individuals from contracting hypothermia, pneumonia, and any medical or health-related conditions induced because of extreme cold and wet weather.

The Office of Emergency Management monitors forecasted weather conditions and coordinates with various stakeholders that assess and determine if activation of the Augmented Winter Shelter Program is necessary to assist unsheltered individuals experiencing homelessness to come indoors, such as when the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health issues a Cold Weather Alert or the National Weather Service forecasts weather with the following conditions:

  • The National Weather Service (NWS) forecast calls for three (3) days of low daytime temperatures accompanied by night wind chill temperatures of 32 degrees or less
  • The forecast calls for 1 inch of rain in 24 hours
  • The forecast calls for three (3) consecutive days of 1/4-inch rainfall or more accompanied by tempatures at or below 50 degrees
  • The National Weather Service (NWS) issues a flood watch or warning
  • Conditions not previously identified by the plan but for which it would be prudent to do so based upon critical need

When activated, individuals can call 1-800-548-6047 to request transportation services to the closest motel location.

Augmented Winter Shelter Locations, FY23-24

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Status Period of Operation SPA Provider Address # of Beds Phone Population Served