Community and Supportive Services
In seeing the need for South Los Angeles to have a one-stop-shop for social services, we have increased our list of services. At Jericho, we provide vocational services to individuals affected by the criminal justice system and LA County residents. Additionally, we offer a weekly food bank, housing services, and DV/DUI services. As we see a need in the community, we make it our duty to meet it.
The Jericho Vocational Services Center (JVSC) utilizes a “one-stop” model for providing vocational and educational training, mentoring, case management, supportive and linkage services to create successful transitions to employment and career pathways. Jericho provides services for any Los Angeles County resident 18 years and older. Additionally, our Jericho program specializes in vocational services tailored for individuals impacted by the criminal justice system.
Every Thursday, Jericho opens its Food Bank to families in need. Jericho provides nonperishable items, meat, fruit, rice, and more.
Rapid Re-Housing services help families and individuals living on the streets or in emergency shelters. SHIELDS helps participants overcome practical and immediate challenges to obtaining permanent housing while reducing the amount of time they experience homelessness, avoiding a near-term return to homelessness, and linking to community resources that enable them to achieve housing stability in the long term.
Family Solution Center (FSC)
FSC is a collaboration that exists to assist homeless families in obtaining mental health, employment, and permanent housing.
Coordinated Entry System (CES)
CES is an online portal Los Angeles County agencies use to provide participants with broader access to homeless services.
Place of Family
Place of Family program is a DUI and Domestic Violence facility; serving Los Angeles County residents. Place of Family provides DUI, domestic violence, and anger management services for men and women. Place of Family offers services in English and Spanish.
SHIELDS for Families community services programs partner with Five Keys Charter Schools, International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Heidi Duckler Dance, Creation World Safety, Career Expansion, Los Angeles Regional Food Bank, HOPICS, 1736 Crisis Family Housing, SCHARP, WLCAC, Upward Bound House, and PATH.
LAHSA, United Way, FEMA EFSP, SSG HOPICS, DHS-Office of Diversion and Reentry, Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, and Los Angeles County Department of Public Health SAPC provide funding for SHIELDS for Families community services programs.