Homeless Outreach Mental Evaluation (HOME) Team

Alhambra Police Department Mission

Our Mission is to partner with and help homeless individuals and families to better care for themselves and find permanent housing solutions.

Homeless Outreach

  • We strive to reduce the number of individuals and families experiencing homelessness by providing numerous helpful resources.
  • We understand that being homeless is an exceedingly difficult situation and tailor services accordingly.

About the HOME Team

The Homeless Outreach Mental Evaluation (HOME) team is the city of Alhambra's initial point of contact with both homeless and mentally ill persons living in the City. 

The HOME Team is composed of an Alhambra Police Officer, County Psychiatric Social Worker from the Department of Los Angeles County 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 the situation and identify how to assist individuals needs from a range of solutions. Whether their homelessness has been caused by loss of income, psychological problems, substance abuse, lack of job training, or other issues, multiple options are available to assist each person. 

The team's approach provides not only short-term answers but also develops permanent solutions.

Homeless Services

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

  • Crisis housing through motel vouchers and other local resources; 
  • 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;
  • 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.

L.A. CADA's services are designed to assist vulnerable homeless community members with multiple and complex needs.

Contact Us

If you or someone you know needs assistance, please email the HOME team at AlhambraHomelessOutreach@lacada.com or contact L.A. CADA at (626) 421-6311. 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.