Homelessness - Los Angeles LGBT Center

No organization offers a wider range of services for LGBT and questioning youth than the Los Angeles LGBT Center.

Whether you’re one of the thousands of LGBT young people experiencing homelessness in L.A., you’re looking for an adult mentor, you’re not feeling safe at school, or you just want a fun and welcoming space to connect with others your age, we can help.

Be sure to check out our annual Models of Pride conference—it’s the world’s largest free conference for LGBTQ youth.


Youth Homelessness

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If you’ve been abandoned by your family or forced to flee your home, we’re here to help.

Be safe. Be welcome. Be yourself.

If you’re one of the thousands of homeless lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or questioning young people (ages 12 – 24) without a home, we welcome you as a member of the Los Angeles LGBT Center's Youth Center.

Member services include:

  • Temporary housing or housing referrals
  • Breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks
  • Showers
  • Clothing and laundry services
  • Education Program
  • HIV testing and counseling
  • Addiction recovery services
  • Employment program
  • Computer lab
  • Recreational activities
  • Art/music groups
  • Counseling and support groups

Meal Schedule

Breakfast: 8:30 a.m.
Lunch: 12:30 p.m. weekdays/1 p.m. weekends
Dinner: 4:45 p.m. weekdays only


We’ve got a room filled with new underwear and socks and other clothing donated by our supporters or purchased by the Center, including professional attire for a job interview. Twice a day we open it to our members.

Laundry Services

First thing in the morning, you’re welcome to wash your clothes in our laundry room for free, with detergent provided.


Our shower facilities offer everything you need to freshen up, including: shampoo, conditioner, body wash, and towels.

Support Groups

Our members have access to a diverse range of free support groups that cover many topics. Check out the calendar when you arrive.

DVD Day Room

When you just need to take a break, you can enjoy watching a movie or TV show in our day room.

Lending Library

We have a library with an eclectic selection of books that members can borrow or keep.

Computer & FREE Internet Access

Use our computers with high-speed Internet connections to check your e-mail, look for a job, and do other online research.

Dance Room

Bring your CDs and express yourself in our dance room, where you can dance alone or choreograph something with other members.

Arts and Crafts

If you like to draw, paint, and create, you’ll find the art supplies you need in our art room. Once a week, an art instructor teaches a new art project.

If you think you or your family member has a medical or psychiatric emergency, call 911 or go to the nearest hospital. Do not attempt to access emergency medical care through this contact email.

If you are an established client of the Center with a non-emergency medical question, please call 323-993-7500.

Examples of the kinds of questions that you can send to this email are:

  • What are your hours?
  • Do I have to have insurance to come there?
  • Can I get my name changed there?

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