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The DOOR of HOPE is fighting homelessness.

As many as 3.5 million Americans are homeless each year. Of this huge number, over 1 million are children and the number is growing (www.LASHA.org). At the DOOR of HOPE Youth and Family Resource Center, we believe that all families need to be fed and housed and cared for. While the general impression is the homeless are the unfortunate unknown individuals of society who are often seen living in tents and on the streets of the large cities such as Los Angeles, the fact is that more than half the homeless are families with children. These families have been thrust into homelessness by a life altering event or series of events that were completely unexpected. Unfortunately, there are many people who sleep in their car or in tents on the streets each year in the city of Norwalk and in the surrounding cities. The Door of Hope believes that all youth deserve the chance to be prepared for a successful, productive adulthood. Therefore, our desire is to provide the resources needed to bring the homeless family the help they need. At the DOOR of HOPE we want to help you break away and cross over the threshold to a new beginning.


Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority
Emergency Response Team (ERT)

LAHSA Hotline: (213) 225-6581

Hours of Operation:
Monday through Friday 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

LAHSA ERT offers the following services for people in the Cities and in the County of Los Angeles who are homeless or at risk of experiencing homelessness:

  1. Direct emergency services and transportation
  2. Shelter referrals to homeless families, unaccompanied adults, and youth
  3. Outreach services to homeless encampment dwellers