24HR Home Care, LLC

24Hr HomeCare is an award-winning leader in the home care industry providing a needed service for the aging U.S. population.

Boys and Girls Club of Santa Monica

Boys and Girls Club of Santa Monica offer academic support, college and career services, athletics, Leaders in Training (LIT), volunteer services, healthy lifestyles, Middle School Support Team (MSST).


Chrysalis is a nonprofit organization dedicated to creating a pathway to self- sufficiency for homeless and low-income individuals by providing the resources and support needed to find and retain employment. The men & women who turn to Chrysalis often have multiple barriers to finding employment. We help clients set goals & find resources that address roadblocks to entering the workforce.

City of Santa Monica

Community & Cultural Services

Camera Obscura Art Lab at 1450 Ocean is a hive of activity, where adults of all ages can roll up sleeves and dive into hands-on crafts, art, & cultural programs.

City of Santa Monica

Community & Cultural Services

RecScape is your one-stop-shop for accessing classes for youth and adults, camps, aquatics programs, and information about sports fields, and facility rentals in Santa Monica's beautiful parks and beaches.

City of Santa Monica

The Human Services Division

The Human Services Division oversees programs and supportive services for all segments of the community, including:

  • Youth & Families

  • Seniors

  • People with Disabilities

  • Low-income or homeless individuals

Many of these services are provided by local human services nonprofits funded through the City's Human Services Grants Program.

CLARE Foundation

CLARE Foundation is a nonprofit organization and trusted community resource, providing effective and affordable alcoholism, substance abuse and behavioral health treatment and prevention services for nearly 50 years. Experienced, compassionate and specially trained staff help women and men find an end to the pain and suffering that is at the heart of addiction and discover hope in recovery. At CLARE you will find 24 hour residential treatment as well as a variety of outpatient programs that integrates the Twelve Step principles and ten other evidence based approaches, designed to meet each person’s needs and circumstances.

Coalition for Engaged Education

Our mission is to empower society's most vulnerable youth to develop positive and self-sustaining lives by igniting their passion through engaged education, arts education and career exploration. Our C/HOPE program for incarcerated and formerly incarcerated youth has successfully redirected many of our students into independent schools, colleges, and/or the main stream workforce and has significantly reduced the recidivism rate as compared with county rates. Our C/FORWARD program supports foster youth to complete high school and higher education.

Common Ground

Together we are Common Ground. We’re the only HIV agency on the Westside of Los Angeles. We’re committed to helping everyone know their HIV status and we make sure that people living with the virus find—and stay connected to—medical care.

Common Ground is a part of Venice Family Clinic, a community health center that offers quality health care to people in need.




Connections for Children

Connections for Children is a non-profit Child Care Resource and Referral agency serving parents, child care providers, and educators. We are the unrivaled child care experts in the Westside and South Bay communities of Los Angeles County. We guide families and child care professionals towards quality services and programs. With over 40 years of knowledge and experience, we have increased the quality of child care by influencing public policy, providing referral services for families, and offering professional development to early childhood educators. Connections For Children helps over 3,500 families each year to find quality child care regardless of income.

Emeritus: SMC Program for Older Adults

SMC Emeritus offers over 120 free classes of interest to older adults. All classes are held during the day at convenient locations throughout the community or at our home base on Second Street. All older adults are welcome. For more information, call the SMC Emeritus office at (310) 434-4306 or stop by our office: 1227 Second Street, Santa Monica.

Heal the Bay

Heal the Bay is an environmental nonprofit dedicated to making the coastal waters and watersheds of Greater Los Angeles safe, healthy and clean. To fulfill our mission, we use science, education, community action, and advocacy. Volunteer opportunities available.

Jewish Family service of Los Angeles

Jewish Family Service of Los Angeles is a multi-service Agency whose goals are to strengthen and preserve individual, family and community life by providing a wide range of needed human services to people in the community at every stage of the life cycle, especially those who are poor and disadvantaged.

JVS - AJJC/WorkSource Center

AJCC/WorkSource Centers have a wide range of services available to aid employers and job seekers, at no cost. For job seekers, we offer the choice of intensive career and job search services and/or self-service options that include access to computers, phones and current job listings and employer recruitments, as well as valuable workshops. For Employers, we provide a wide range of employment services at no cost to your business, including free job postings, candidate screening and recruitment, as well as access to state funding to train new and incumbent workers.

LA Conservation Corps

LA Conservation Corps' mission is to provide at-risk young adults and school-aged youth with opportunities for success through job skills training, education and work experience with an emphasis on conservation and service projects that benefit the community.

LA County Dept. of Public Social Services


CalFresh was established to improve the nutrition of people in low-income households. It does that by increasing their food-buying power, so they are able to purchase the amount of food their household needs. CalFresh benefits are used instead of money at the grocery store.

LA County Dept. of Public Social Services


CalWORKS provides temporary financial assistance and employment focused services to families with minor children who have income and property below State maximum limits for their family size.




LA County Dept. of Public Social Services

Cash Assistance Program for Immigrants (CAPI)

Cash Assistance Program for Immigrants (CAPI) provides cash to certain aged, blind, and disabled legal non-citizens ineligible to supplemental Security Income/State Supplemental Payment due to their immigration status. Participants may be eligible for Medi-Cal, In-Home Supportive Services and/or Food Stamp benefits.

LA County Dept. of Public Social Services

General Relief (GR)

General Relief (GR) provides temporary cash aid to indigent adults and certain sponsored legal immigrant families who are ineligible for federal or State programs.

LA County Dept. of Public Social Services

General Relief Opportunities for Work (GROW)

General Relief Opportunities for Work (GROW) provides employment and training services to help employable General Relief (GR) participants obtain jobs and achieve self-sufficiency. Participants are assigned to a GROW Case Manager who will work with them to achieve their employment goals.

LA County Dept. of Public Social Services

Greater Avenues for Independence (GAIN)

Greater Avenues for Independence (GAIN) helps CalWORKs participants prepare for and find employment. Services include job finding workshops, supervised job search, vocational assessment, remedial education, vocational skills training, and work experience. Post-employment services are also available to help employed participants retain their jobs, work toward a better one, and ultimately move to financial independence.

LA County Dept. of Public Social Services

Homeless Services

Homeless Services: The Program offers a number of benefits and services designed to assist homeless families and families at risk of homelessness to move out of the current situation and into affordable permanent housing.

LA County Dept. of Public Social Services

In-Home Support Services (IHSS)

In-Home Support Services (IHSS) helps pay for services provided to eligible persons who are 65 years of age or over, or legally blind, or disabled adults and children, so they can remain safely in their own homes.

LA County Dept. of Public Social Services

Programs and services:

Refugee Employment Program (REP)

Refugee Employment Program (REP) is a program designed to provide employment and training services for eligible refugees and asylees residing in the United States (U.S.) up to five (5) years from date of entry in the U.S. or from the date asylum is granted. The REP Program provides outreach, case management and placement services to refugees.

LA County Dept. of Public Social Services

Supplemental Security Income Medi-Cal Advocacy Program (SSIMAP)

Supplemental Security Income Medi-Cal Advocacy Program (SSIMAP) provides physically and mentally disabled General Relief (GR) participants with assistance through the SSI application process.

LA County Dept. of Public Social Services

Veterans & U.S. Military Resources

Veterans & U.S. Military Resources: This site provides information on benefits, services, and resources at a local community level throughout Los Angeles County to assist those who have been in the military services, veterans and their families connect with needed services.

LA County Dept. of Public Social Services

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA): DPSS provides free tax preparation during the tax season for CalWORKs, Medi-Cal and Food Stamp participants with reported earnings through VITA program assisting low-income families and individuals with free and reliable income tax assistance including tax preparation, Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), Child Tax Credit (CTC), and financial literacy materials.




Los Angeles Hospitality Training Academy (HTA)

The Hospitality Training Academy (HTA), through its Santa Monica Jobs Initiative Program, operates a job training and placement program out of Virginia Avenue Park for low-income adults age 18 and above who are residents of Santa Monica's Pico Neighborhood and other designated vulnerable areas of the City, with a focus on those living within the 90404 and 90405 zip codes. Program services, provided at no cost, are designed to pipeline participants into entry-level employment leading to union jobs at hotels, restaurants, and airport concession companies. Services include: resume writing, mock interviewing, work readiness and skills building, job training/coaching, job search and identification, and job placement and retention services. Training workshops offered include, customer service; ServSafe food handlers certification; TiPS safe alcohol service certification; barista, server, culinary, & room attendant training.

Los Angeles WorkSource Centers services/adults-age-24-and-older/worksource-centers

The 16 LA-area WorkSource Centers operated by the Los Angeles Economic & Workforce Development Department (EWDD) offer free employment services offered to adults, dislocated workers, Veterans, the homeless and the re-entry population include:

  • Free job training, telephone and computer access, literacy skills workshops.

  • Employment referrals.

  • Customized job matching, placement and listings via CalJOBSSM

  • Resume and interview skills building.

  • Career guidance and program placement assistance.

Meals on Wheels West

Meals on Wheels West provides community based services that nourish and enrich the lives of our homebound neighbors of all ages by providing nutritious meals, an emergency preparedness program and referrals to other services that promote independent living and wellbeing. Volunteer opportunities available.

New Directions for Veterans

New Directions for Veterans offers a wide array of services: Substance abuse treatment, counseling, remedial education, job training and placement, as well as parenting and money management classes. Legal and tax assistance are available, as is an active aftercare program and resources for alumni. Veterans leave NDVets with a savings account, housing, a job or other income, computer skills, renewed self- confidence and the support of mentors and peers.

Pico Youth & Family Center

Pico Youth & Family Center offers a unique center for underserved youth and their families that fosters community transformation through culturally relevant education, training in technology, entertainment arts and leadership development with the aspiration of confronting poverty and injustice.

Santa Monica Cradle to Career

We are Santa Monica Cradle to Career, a collective impact initiative committed to helping the youth and families of Santa Monica reach their fullest potential. We connect them with access to services ranging from Early Childhood Development to Emotional Health to College and Career Preparation to ensure that no youth feels unprepared for the future.

Santa Monica Family YMCA

Santa Monica Family YMCA is dedicated to serving its members by providing programs and services for youth, adults, and older adults that enrich the quality of the physical, mental, spiritual and social lives of individual members, their families and communities. Residents of Santa Monica who qualify under our low-income guidelines are eligible for financial assistance for up to a period of six (6) months to one (1) year.




Santa Monica Police Activities League

Santa Monica Police Activities League (PAL) educational, fitness and recreational programs are free and open to all youth ages 6-17 living or attending school in Santa Monica. Proof of age is required at registration time. PAL's programs and activities are used a vehicle to help youth develop skills that build self-esteem and encourage them to reach their full potential.

Santa Monica Public Library

Santa Monica Public Library's mission is to provide resources, services and a place to encourage the community to read, connect, relax and learn. Their various branches offer access to computer and internet, meeting and study rooms, accessibility, computer classes, senior services and literacy services.

St. Joseph Center

Codetalk is a digital web technology job training program for low income, underemployed and underserved women. In an intensive and rigorous 15 week program we provide the skills, tools, training, professional development and support so graduates can pursue entry level positions in the technology sector.

Step Up

Step Up delivers compassionate support to people experiencing serious mental health issues, and persons who are experiencing chronic homelessness, to help them recover, stabilize, and integrate into the community. Through dynamic partnerships, we provide positive social and learning environments, vocational training, permanent supportive housing opportunities, and recovery services to empower individuals to cultivate lives of hope and dignity.

Swim With Heart

Swim with Heart is non-profit organization that offers year-round swim instruction and competitive swim team training to residents of the Santa Monica and the surrounding areas. Here at Swim with Heart, we focus on personal connections, setting goals and achieving them –all while having fun.

The People Concern

The People Concern provides a fully integrated system of care – including outreach, interim housing, mental and medical health care, substance abuse services, domestic violence services, lifeskills & wellness programs, and permanent supportive housing – tailored to the unique needs of homeless individuals, survivors of domestic violence, challenged youth, and others who have nowhere else to turn.

United Cerebral Palsy

United Cerebral Palsy LA offers group homes, 11 HUD rent-subsidized apartment buildings, community-integrated living, supported employment, pre-vocational training, volunteer projects and internships, respite services for families, advocacy and parent support groups, adult day services and education, adult behavioral programs, nursing and medical supports.

Venice Family Clinic

Venice Family Clinic provides more than 114,633 primary care, specialty care, mental health, dental, and health education visits annually. Services include diagnosis, treatment, medications, follow-up care, and laboratory tests. Particular emphasis is placed on the needs of women, children, the homeless, and those with chronic diseases.

Virginia Avenue Park

Virginia Avenue Park is a 9.5-acre park located at 2200 Virginia Ave (Map). It's home to a vibrant community center, a weekly Farmers Market, and the Pico Branch Library. After school programs, Teen Center programs, Senior Latino Club, SMC Emeritus classes, Trades Intern Program.




Vista Del Mar Child and Family Services

Vista Del Mar serves the changing needs of all children and families in our community by offering high-quality treatment programs for children with significant emotional, social, learning, and developmental disabilities.

Westside Family Health Center

Westside Family Health Center (WFHC) is a non-profit community health center. We see women, men, children and teens for a variety of health care needs. Our services include prenatal care, pediatrics, family practice, and reproductive health services. We also provide health education classes for our community members. Our fees are based on your personal financial situation. Many services are provided at low or no cost. Donations are always accepted. We also accept Medi-Cal and some Covered California Plans. Choose WFHC as your medical home.

Workforce Development, Aging & Community Services (WDACS)

The mission of Workforce Development, Aging and Community Services (WDACS) is to connect communities and improve the lives of all generations in Los Angeles County. We achieve our mission through effective, partnership-driven services and initiatives that: Connect individuals to

careers and employers to a skilled workforce Ensure well-being of older

and dependent adults in the community Resolve conflict and improve human relations in our diverse County