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527 S Crocker Street
Los Angeles
California 90013
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Lamp Community's mission is to end homelessness of Los Angeles' most vulnerable individuals, primarily adults with mental illness, through a continuum of services and housing, enabling them to reach their highest level of self-sufficiency and community integration. An estimated 10,000 people live in Downtown L.A.'s Skid Row area, more than one-third of this group are people with mental illness. About 80 percent self-medicate with addictive substances, and more than 20 percent test positive for HIV/AIDS. Lamp Community offers innovative and highly effective integrated services including housing, meals, health and mental health services, psychiatric care, drug recovery, job training and a robust set social services designed to promote self-worth and independence.Each year, Lamp Community serves more than 2,000 people with a proven record of success, 92 percent of people housed by Lamp Community succeed in the long-term.

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Lamp Community is a heart field organization who reaches out to those from all walks of life. With their community spirit and compassion for those who are hard to reach, they offer services and support that many other organizations are not equipped to serve. They help clients interface with ... more »
This organization really helps homeless mentally ill people. I used to work in the area and refer clients there with good results... more »
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