To combat and prevent homelessness, the County and its partners provide a range of integrated services that meet the needs of individuals and families experiencing or at risk of homelessness. Services are generally delivered through the  coordinated entry systems (CES)  for single adults, families, and youth, which prioritize the most vulnerable participants and match participants with appropriate resources.

Strategy E4

The First Responder Training Program trains first responders throughout Los Angeles County, such as law enforcement, fire departments, and paramedics, in best practices for engaging with people experiencing homelessness and working collaboratively with homeless service providers.
More than 1,700 first responders have completed the training since its launch in October 2016.

The Expanded Jail In Reach Program (Strategy D2) provides enhanced outreach and support services to homeless inmates, assisting them in securing housing and accessing benefits upon their release.

Over the past 12 months, nearly 3,500 individuals have received jail in-reach services, helping to prevent homelessness upon release. This graph shows the range of services accessed through the expanded jail in reach program. 

Second Annual Homeless Initiative Conference

The Second Annual Homeless Initiative Conference brought together service providers, County departments, City officials, faith leaders, people with lived experience and others to reflect upon progress in the Countywide movement to combat homelessness and strategize about next steps.