Homelessness Prevention & Diversion Program

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What's The Plan 

The City of South El Monte along with the cities of Baldwin Park and El Monte are founding members of the Mid-Valley Collaborative on Homelessness (MVCH) and through a partnership with the San Gabriel Valley Council of Governments (SGVCOG) and the Los Angeles County Homeless Initiative, are working together to more effectively combat homelessness locally. 

This year, MVCH and South El Monte were awarded Measure H funds as well as SGVCOG funds to implement elements of our City’s Homelessness Plan which includes strategies that prevent residents from entering homelessness. With these funds, we can preserve housing, offer emergency and interim housing, assist residents with their utilities and provide grocery cards to meet basic needs. 

We are thankful to all of our partners for providing the leadership, financial assistance and services so that we may better serve our City’s individuals and families at risk of homelessness.

Assistance With

  •  Food 
  • Utilities 
  • Shelter
  • Resources 

How Do I Get Help?

Residents in need of assistance will be required to fill out a simple form that can be obtained at one of our three Access Points located at:

  •  South El Monte City Hall, 1415 Santa Anita Ave.
  •  Community Center, 1530 Central Ave.
  •  Senior Center, 1556 Central Ave.

The City of South El Monte can immediately provide a basic needs care package donated by the local Tzu Chi Foundation that contains snacks, water, and toiletry items. To receive further assistance, we ask that residents sit down with our Access Point staff to better assess their financial need. 

MVCH and South El Monte have contracted with Union Station Homeless Services to provide further assistance such as medical services, permanent housing, access to Los Angeles County services and employment opportunities for individuals and families experiencing homelessness.

For more information, please call the South El Monte City Hall at (626) 579-6540.

Want to Make Homeless Outreach Request?


Make a Homeless Outreach Request at https://www.lahsa.org/portal/apps/la-hop/request

The Shower of Hope 

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The Shower of Hope is an LA non-profit that brings mobile showers to the homeless in addition to other services.

Location Near South El Monte

  • Whittier Narrows- 1201 Loma Ave, South El Monte

    Every Thursday from 9 am to 1 pm.


Connect LA is a program for Transitional Aged Youth (18-24) aimed at preventing and reducing homelessness by helping youth build and strengthen relationships with stable individuals that can be supportive in housing pursuits.

For more information call or text Isabel Rodriguez at (626) 503-0503 or email at youthreferral@sycamores.org