Santa Monica Shelter (Samoshel)

The Samoshel clinic focuses on providing free health care services to the adult homeless population by offering general physicals, basic primary care treatment, and preventive health services. Based on screening evaluations and physical exams, patients are provided on-site services and also referred to appropriate facilities for additional testing, imaging, and treatment.

The Samoshel homeless shelter became a part of the OPCC (formerly Ocean Park Community Center) in September 2005. It was established in 1994 by the Salvation Army to provide homeless men and women an alternative to living on the streets and to help them obtain jobs and permanent housing. Shelter services include on-site case management, counseling, 12-step meetings, housing referrals and employment assistance.

As Samoshel provides emergency and transitional housing for 110 homeless adults, a steady stream of patients and a variety of medical concerns are serviced at the Samoshel clinic with common symptoms ranging from upper respiratory infections to dermatologic complaints. Samoshel clinic runs from 9 am to noon on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of the each month year-round. It is located on 505 Olympic Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90401.

Samoshel Clinic Days: 2nd and 4th Saturdays of the each month, year-round 
Clinic Hours: hours vary by need

Address: 505 West Olympic Blvd., Santa Monica, California 90401 
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Parking: Limited spaces in front of clinic, but plenty of meter parking along 5th Street (might need quarters).

To enter shelter: use the main entrance marked "OPCC":

Pathways to Home Emergency Shelter

Previous known as "New Image" when SRHC first began serving this shelter in 2011, the Pathways to Home Emergency Shelter is the largest site of our clinics, offering shelters and case management asisstance for men, women, and pregnant women up to the 4th month. At this clinic, often regarded as the size of a football field, medical students form part of an interdisciplinary team, often working alongside nursing students from UCLA School of Nursing, to practice a team-oriented approach while providing health care to this indigent population.

The Pathway to Home Clinic has now become a year-long addition to SRHC, and runs on the 4th Thursday of every month from 6 pm to 9 pm. It is located on 3804 Broadways Place, Los Angeles, CA 90037.

Clinic Days: 4th Thursday of every month, year-round 
Clinic Hours: 6 PM - 9 PM

Address: 3804 Broadway Place, Los Angeles, California 90037 
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Parking: Street parking is available. Park a long 38 th Street (this is where the entrance to the shelter is).

To enter shelter: go through the gates, and enter the building complex.

Union Rescue Mission

The Union Rescue Mission is one of the largest shelters in Los Angeles and is based in Skidrow. It offers shelter and case management assistance for men, women, and families. Clinic Days: vary by need, generally Saturdays/Sundays

Clinic Hours: generally 5:30-8:30 pm

Address: 545 San Pedro St, Los Angeles, CA
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Parking: Underground parking lot beneath the shelter To enter shelter: from parking lot, find stairs or elevators to take directly into the building

Other Sites

We also work at various homeless hotels as well as various streets and encampments, especially in West LA, Westwood village, and on Skidrow.