Concerned about homelessness?

Wondering how to get outreach help for people in need? An online tool puts the power of help at your fingertips. Find out how you can be part of the solution!


If you encounter a homeless individual who needs help, just go to la-hop.org and click the big RED “Get Started” button.

This short video above explains how the public can use LA-HOP.

From there, you will be taken to a page that outlines which kinds of help and services are available through the Portal

WHAT DO OUTREACH WORKERS DO?

LA-HOP outreach workers and teams can:

  • help individuals navigate homeless services options

  • provide mental health first aid

  • perform “motivational interviewing

  • …and provide expertise on physical health, mental health and substance abuse.

Concerned about homelessness? Wondering how to get outreach help for people in need? An online tool puts the power of help at your fingertips. Find out how you can be part of the solution



If you encounter a homeless individual who needs help, just go to la-hop.org and click the big red “Get Started” button.

This short video above explains how the public can use LA-HOP. https://lacounty.gov/lahop

From there, you will be taken to a page that outlines which kinds of help and services are available through the Portal

WHAT DO OUTREACH WORKERS DO?

LA-HOP outreach workers and teams can:

  • help individuals navigate homeless services options

  • provide mental health first aid

  • perform “motivational interviewing

  • …and provide expertise on physical health, mental health and substance abuse.

Outreach workers have many different skills including homeless services navigation, mental health first aid, motivational interviewing, and trauma informed care, among others. Outreach teams start by building a trusting relationship with and determining the needs of people living on the streets. Their efforts can be as simple as helping someone experiencing homelessness get an ID card or as complex as helping to meet medical and mental health needs. But the ultimate goal of outreach services? To help people who are homeless move from the streets into shelter.





WHEN DO OUTREACH WORKERS WORK?

They usually work during daylight hours due to safety and because this allows outreach workers to connect individuals that are homeless to resources and other critical services like health and mental health services, job training programs, and those offered by the Department of Motor Vehicles and Department of Public Social Services.


HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE A TEAM TO RESPOND?

It may take a few days for an outreach team to be deployed

Fill out a request:

https://www.lahsa.org/portal/apps/la-hop/request