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 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.
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 Line||211|
|Alcohol/Drug Help Line||800-229-7708|
|LA County Mental Health Referral Line||800-854-7771|
|Suicide Prevention Crisis Line||800-273-8255 or call 988|
|National Veterans Foundation||888-777-4443|
|Battered Women's Hotline||626-793-3385|
|LAHSA Emergency Response Team||213-225-6581|
|LA County Housing Resource Center||877-428-8844|
|Exodus Urgent Care Center||323-276-6400|
|The Trevor Project (For LGBTQ Youth)||866-488-7386|
|Tzu Chi Foundation Clinic||626-281-3383|
|Housing Rights Center||800-477-5977|