W.I.S.H. was founded in the summer of 2019 in Los Angeles, CA. We’re an organization that provides housing and wrap-around social services to homeless, low-income individuals, and families who otherwise cannot afford housing in LA.
We currently serve approximately 55 individuals, ranging in age from 3 months to 72 and have 9 housing units located throughout east, south, west, and downtown LA. Nearly 45% of our units were built between 2017 and 2021!
In addition to housing services, we also provide a wide range of complimentary social services aimed at improving the lives of our tenants including employment assistance/training, documentation assistance, linkage to community services, and a lot more!
We conduct daily Substance Abuse Disorder (SUD) support groups focused on narcotics and alcohol abuse as well as parenting and self-care groups. Our sober living housing for women and children is located in the heart of the city, where it is needed most.
We provide services as a ONE STOP SHOP, helping those we serve to navigate “the system”, something that’s commonly difficult for those within the homeless population.
W.I.S.H. applies a comprehensive, structured approach and provides an environment which delivers effective treatment and a continuum of care.
We’re also big proponents and put a lot of emphasis on Associability of Services!
Welcoming Interim Shared Housing (W.I.S.H.) is a social service and housing organization for California’s homeless and low-income population.
We aim to provide comprehensive, long-lasting, and tangible service to the homeless population in an effort to not only provide those in need with tools to live a better life but to also provide the public with real results towards addressing California’s homeless epidemic.
Project Vendigo, a W.I.S.H initiative addresses food insecurity issues. Simply put, this project is about installing vending machines in communities where access for food 24×7 is necessary
W.I.S.H. provides a number of in-house and referral-based resources for locating housing and securing housing funds.
Relocation assistance thru our Relocation Funding Program (RFP) is one of the most impactful services we offer.
We provide a wide range of mental health services and referrals to address our client’s mental health needs.
W.I.S.H is able to provide in-need families with a wide array of baby products, toiletries, and family niceties,
W.I.S.H. provides assistance to our clients on how to properly fill-out and submit important documents and forms.
W.I.S.H. provides needy individuals and families access to transportation thru monthly public transportation TAP cards.
W.I.S.H. provides food assistance services including groceries and toiletries to individuals and families in-need.
W.I.S.H. has partnered with Fobi pharmacy and now offers a medication service to complement our suite of social services.
In our rapidly evolving society, the plight of seniors has become increasingly concerning. The 2019 report “The Emerging Crisis of Aged Homelessness” alarmingly indicates that seniors represent the fastest-growing homeless demographic, a situation anticipated to intensify if we don’t take immediate action. In response to this critical need, we’ve created a comprehensive guide that serves as a lifeline for seniors and their families navigating these challenging circumstances.
The easily accessible guide provides pragmatic solutions, empowering seniors and their families to secure emergency housing, obtain financial assistance, and explore rapid rehousing options. Please visit this link to review our resource: https://www.caring.com/caregivers/emergency-housing-guide/.
WISH is formally partnering with Caring to help out seniors!
As a grassroots community-based organization, W.I.S.H.’s goal is to help the homeless build self-integrity and live a better quality of life by providing the services they most need; services that are tangible, consistent, and ongoing.
By targeting the most acute issues within the community like mental health, SUD, physical health, and lack of sustainable housing we can provide a consistent focus of support for everyone we come in contact with, as they begin their path to a better quality of life.