Homeless Outreach Mental Evaluation (HOME) Team

Alhambra Police Department Mission

Our mission is to partner with and help individuals and families experiencing homelessness to better care for themselves and find permanent housing solutions.

About the HOME Team

The Homeless Outreach Mental Evaluation (HOME) team is the city of Alhambra's initial point of contact with individuals and families experiencing homelessness or struggling with mental health problems. 

The HOME Team is comprised of an Alhambra Police Officer, a Psychiatric Social Worker from the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health, and Homeless Outreach Navigator from the Los Angeles Centers for Alcohol and Drug Abuse (L.A. CADA)

The team works together to assess each situation and identify how to assist individuals needs with a range of solutions. Whether homelessness has been caused by loss of income, mental health problems, substance abuse, lack of job training, or other issues, there are options available to assist each person. 

The HOME Team's approach provides not only short-term answers but also develops permanent solutions for our most vulnerable community members.

Homeless Services

Homeless Alhambra residents and those at risk of homelessness, receive the following services tailored to individual client needs:

  • Housing placement through a Coordinated Entry System (CES); 
  • Counseling, case management, and peer support to break the cycle of homelessness;
  • Treatment for alcohol, drug, mental health, and trauma disorders as needed;
  • Family counseling;
  • Gang-focused counseling;
  • Life skills education to support independent living;
  • HIV testing, counseling and prevention services;
  • Primary health clinics and service coordination with primary care providers; and
  • Community Organizations for homeless service issues.

About LA C.A.D.A.

The mission of L.A. CADA is to save lives, unite families, and protect the community through addiction counseling and healthy living education.

L.A. CADA will refer people experiencing homelessness to its broad continuum of care for behavioral healthcare, and all participants will have access to a comprehensive range of local community services coordinated by the L.A. CADA Homeless Outreach Navigator.

Contact Us

If you or someone you know needs assistance, please contact L.A. CADA at (626) 421-6311 or email the HOME team . Please include as much information as you have of the person(s) needing assistance and your contact information. For after hours, please contact (626) 537-1807.

Homeless Prevention Resources

LA County 24-Hour Info Line211
Alcohol/Drug Help Line800-229-7708
LA County Mental Health Referral Line800-854-7771
Suicide Prevention Crisis Line800-273-8255 or call 988
National Veterans Foundation888-777-4443
Battered Women's Hotline626-793-3385
LAHSA Emergency Response Team213-225-6581
LA County Housing Resource Center877-428-8844
Exodus Urgent Care Center323-276-6400
The Trevor Project (For LGBTQ Youth)866-488-7386
Tzu Chi Foundation Clinic626-281-3383
Housing Rights Center800-477-5977
Alhambra Hospital626-570-1606