Campus Orange Building

Student Health Center - Housing & Shelter

Housing & Shelter

ELAC partners with various community partners to help students find safe housing and shelter. Please take a moment to look over a few of our resources.

If you have specific questions, please contact Sandra Munoz in the Basic Needs Center at o The Basic Needs Center is located at F5-300.

Hope Housing

End Homelessness California/Shower of Hope, in partnership with ELAC, is offering interim housing to ELAC students (Monterey Park & South Gate campuses) dealing with homelessness. Space is limited.

Program requirements:

  1. Between the ages of 18-26
  2. As of January 2021, this program is now also open to female-identifying students! Students of all gender identities are encouraged to apply,
  3. Enrolled in 9 units or more continuously during participation in the program.
  4. Minimum GPA of 2.0 must be maintained
  5. 15 hours of volunteer work per week required if you are not currently employed
  6. Apply for financial aid such as FAFSA

Ready to apply? Link to apply: Questions? email @email

Jovenes, Inc.

Jovenes Inc. is a non-profit organization assisting homeless youth in Los Angeles since 1990. Jovenes, Inc. serves Transitional Aged Youth (TAY), 18-25 years old, who are homeless or at immediate risk of homelessness.

Services include:

  1. shelter/motel
  2. transitional housing
  3. rent subsidized housing
  4. employment support
  5. transportation support
  6. mental Health Referrals
  7. food Assistance
  8. virtual Workshops
  9. supportive Services (ex. school supplies, work attire, hygiene supplies, etc.)

Contact the ELAC peer navigator from Jovenes, Inc. to request services. Sarai Guerrero @email

The Opportunity House (LA Room & Board)

Adults up to age 31.

Additional Resources

  • WIN (What I Need): free app connects homeless youth ages 12-25 to services
  • 211 L.A. County (Homeless Services): Call 211, 24/7. Assistance for individuals and families who are homeless, at risk of homelessness, or have other housing-related needs.
  • Stay Housed LA County: Stay Housed L.A. County is a collaboration between community organizations, legal service providers, and the L.A. County Department of Consumer and Business Affairs to provide L.A. County renters with information about their rights as tenants. Stay Housed L.A. County is also offering free and low-cost legal assistance to tenants to help prevent evictions and keep people in their homes. Stay Housed LA is not affiliated with ELAC or the ELAC Student Health Center.
  • Penny Lane: (323) 353-6118. 5628 E. Slauson Ave, Commerce 90040. Ages 16-24. T-F 1-7pm; Sat 8am-8pm. Shower, laundry, meals, bus passes, job prep, linkage to housing & mental health.
  • The Whole Child: (562) 204-0640. Assists families & adults with children who are facing homelessness or unstable housing.
  • East LA Women's Center: 24/7 hotline: (800) 585-6231. Assists survivors of domestic violence. Contact: Monica Lerma @email
  • Bienestar: Assists LGBTQ+, trans*, GNC, & non-binary people, 18+. Contact Kielly Sandoval (she/her/hers), @email
  • PATH (People Assisting The Homeless): Adults 24+. (323) 644-2200. @email
  • Los Angeles Youth Network: (323) 240-2253. Ages 12-21
  • My Friend’s Place Hollywood: (323) 908-0011. Ages 12-25 & their children
  • Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority: (213) 225-6581. M-F 7:30am-4:30pm
  • VOA El Monte Access Center: (626) 442-4357. Call for intake hours. 18+
  • Salvation Army Bell Shelter: (323) 263-1206. Call for intake hours. 18+
  • LA LGBT Center’s Youth Center: (323) 860-2280. Ages 18-24. Homeless lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or questioning youth
  • Trojan Shelter in Koreatown: Must be (1) between the ages of 18-26 for Trojan Shelter and (2) currently enrolled in a 2-year/4-year college.
    Visit for more information.
    Link to Resident application
  • Bruin Shelter in Santa Monica: Must be (1) between the ages of 18-24 for Bruin Shelter and (2) currently enrolled in a 2-year/4-year college.
    Visit for more information.
    Link to Resident application.

Contact Information

Office Hours and Location

Summer and Fall 2023 Semester Open
Mondays to Fridays: 8:00AM - 5:00PM
Saturdays to Sundays: Closed
Closed on LACCD holidays.


For medical or mental health appointments or to request your medical records, please call the on-campus clinic: (323) 265-8651. Services provided by Via Care, under contract with ELAC.

Student Health Center
Location: F5-302

To contact ELAC (non-Via Care) Student Health Center staff, please email @email. ELAC staff cannot schedule appointments & do not have access to your medical records.
For medical and behavioral therapy services, please call: (323) 265-8651



In case of emergency,
call ELAC Sheriff:
Phone: (323) 265-8800 or call 911