Community and Homeless Services

Josephine*, 57 , had been living with her two adult sons when the family could no longer afford the rent, and they all went their separate ways, trying to stay with friends, living in their cars and on the streets.  Un-housed and losing hope, Josephine fell into substance use. Before long, HYC was able to assist Josephine with a housing choice voucher, which helped her reunite with her sons and get back into an apartment.  As things began to look up, Josephine embarked on a path to sobriety and began receiving Intensive Case Management Services through HYC. We assisted with furnishing the unit, two twin beds, a full-size bed, three dressers, a dining set, and sofa and love seat. Josephine  and her sons are doing well. Her two sons are working, and she is happy and continues to work on her sobriety.  *Name changed

Community and Homeless Services

In our Community Services Programs, HYC works with at-risk and high-risk youth and their family members, including youth on probation or who are at risk of justice system involvement, to build life skills, practice pro-social behaviors, and discover constructive alternatives to delinquency. HYC program staff serve as positive adult role models, give youth one-on-one attention, and establish a climate of safety and trust for youth and families. Our Homeless Services Program delivers one-on-one street outreach and coordinated housing and service interventions for homeless individuals and families living on the streets in Vernon, Bell, Bell Gardens, Commerce, Cudahy, Huntington Park, Maywood and South Gate, with the goal of achieving permanent housing stability.

Programs Include:

  • Youth Services Bureau

  • Whittier Gang Alternative Program

  • Community Organizing

  • Gang Intervention Program

  • Empowerment Program

  • Homeless Services

*Please note that if you are having suicidal thoughts or experiencing an emergency you should call 911. This form is solely for program information and will be viewed during normal business hours.

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