Serving California’s Homeless

Welcoming Interim Shared Housing 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.

We offer a broad portfolio of services enabling us to provide each individual or family with the specific services that they need – we take the steps needed to discover each case’s actual need and we take the appropriate action(s).

We believe that we have a better way!

About Us

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.

What We Do

How We Do It

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!

W.I.S.H. by Numbers

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.

Upcoming Events (May, 2024)

10, FRI

1030 am - 12:30 pm

WISH FoodCycle LA Comida Hub

3979 Tilden Ave, Culver City, Los Angeles 90232
Providing loads of free fresh, food. TAP card applications, CA ID payment voucher, WISH social services program enrollment

15, WED

10:30 am - 12.30 pm

WISH Free Food & TAP Card

Mt. Salem-New Wave Christian Fellowship Church 8762 S Central Ave Los Angeles CA 90002
Providing loads of free fresh, food. TAP card applications, CA ID payment voucher, WISH social services program enrollment

24, FRI

10:30am - 12:30pm


WISH Free Food & TAP Card


3979 Tilden Ave Culver City Los Angeles 90232

Providing loads of free fresh, food. TAP card applications, CA ID payment voucher, WISH social services program
enrollment

31, FRI

10:30am - 12:30pm

WISH FoodCycle LA Comida Hub

3979 Tilden Ave Culver City Los Angeles 90232
Providing loads of free fresh, food. TAP card applications, CA ID payment voucher, WISH social services program enrollment

Our Service

Project Vendigo

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

Housing

W.I.S.H. provides a number of in-house and referral-based resources for locating housing and securing housing funds.

Relocation Assistance

Relocation assistance thru our Relocation Funding Program (RFP) is one of the most impactful services we offer.

Mental Health & Substance Abuse

We provide a wide range of mental health services and referrals to address our client’s mental health needs.

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Baby Products

W.I.S.H is able to provide in-need families with a wide array of baby products, toiletries, and family niceties,

Documentation Assistance

W.I.S.H. provides assistance to our clients on how to properly fill-out and submit important documents and forms.

Transportation Assistance

W.I.S.H. provides needy individuals and families access to transportation thru monthly public transportation TAP cards.

Food Assistance

W.I.S.H. provides food assistance services including groceries and toiletries to individuals and families in-need.

Medication

W.I.S.H. has partnered with Fobi pharmacy and now offers a medication service to complement our suite of social services.

Services Applications/Referral Process

WISH Elderly Care Services

WISH is partnering with  for elderly care 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! 

Social Service Options

If you are in need of social services, please follow these steps:

1) Complete the “WISH Social Services Program Enrollment” and “Release of Information” forms, which can be found below.
2) Additionally, provide us with a “Copy of your Identification and Proof of Income”.
3) Return the completed forms and documentation to us as soon as possible

You can send these documents to our social services team via email at admin@welcomewish.org.

Thank you for your cooperation.
WISH Social Services Program Enrollment Form
Release of Information

Housing Services

If you are seeking housing services, we require the following documents to initiate the housing process:

1) Rental Application
2) Visitor’s Confidentiality Form
3) Proof of identity
4) Income statement

Please send these documents to us through any available means. You can reach our property management team via email at contact@welcomewish.org. Your prompt response is greatly appreciated as it will expedite the housing application process.
Thank you.
Rental Application
Visitor Confidentiality Agreement

Raise Your Helping Hand

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.

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