Temporary Housing

Temporary housing ensures that individuals, families, and youth have a safe short-term place to stay with access to resources and services that will help them transition to permanent housing. Temporary housing strategies meet the unique needs of various populations to ensure there are low barriers to entering programs.

Enhancing the Emergency Shelter System (Strategy E8) increases the number and quality of interim housing beds, enabling clients to utilize temporary housing as an effective point-of-entry to the integrated homeless services system and permanent housing.
During the first nine months of fiscal year 2018-2019, Measure H-funded emergency shelter has helped nearly 15,000 people move off the streets. In the same time period, nearly 3,000 people left shelter programs to move into permanent housing.

The Interim/Bridge Housing Program for Those Exiting Institutions (Strategy B7)  increases the supply of temporary housing for people being discharged from institutions such as jails, hospitals, or foster care, with the ultimate goal of securing permanent housing for participants.

A growing number of vulnerable individuals are finding shelter in interim or bridge housing instead of being discharged onto the streets. Between July 2018 and March 2019, 1,188 homeless individuals released from detention were served in interim housing; 644 individuals were discharged from hospitals into interim housing; and 593 individuals were discharged from substance abuse treatment into interim housing.

Candi's Recovery

I always thought I had my life under control until I didn’t.  After the death of my father, my lifelong struggle with depression became harder to mask and I began medicating myself with alcohol.  What started as a daily drink soon turned into daily drinks and my daily routines, lifestyle, responsibilities and behaviors became unmanageable.  Family, friends and myself took a backseat to the bottle.
My good friends could see that I was struggling and offered to get me help.  In June 2018, I stepped foot into the Alcoholism Center for Women in Los Angeles, and had no idea how treatment would change my future. My wonderful counselors taught me how to strengthen the solid foundation I had grown up with.
After graduating from their intense in-patient program, I transitioned to Fred Brown Recovery Services in San Pedro and their Recovery Bridge Housing Program. Their staff, counselors and addicts who were on the same journey of sobriety welcomed me.  The housing and accommodations were well maintained and I began the next phase of my journey surrounded by an open-minded and knowledgeable group of people that helped me navigate my ongoing treatment and understand my mental health issues and the disease of alcoholism   Fred Brown has helped me regain my sense of self and see the beauty in living a sober life.
I am so thankful to those that support me and help me to continue to live my best possible life.