LAMP INC

Rating: 4.86 stars   43 reviews

Issues: Mental Health, Homeless & Housing, Human Services

Location: 527 S Crocker Street Los Angeles CA 90013 USA

Mission: 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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Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 5 stars  

Lamps service to the community is a great blessing. I once faced homlessness myself and understsnd the importance of organizations like theese. thier dedication and hard work shows. Thier approach is effective and the impact they have on the people they come in contact with speaks volumes.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Lamp is well positioned to serve the most vulnerable on skid row and other areas around Los Angeles -- the homeless struggling with mental illness. Lamp has a committed team that truly make a difference in peoples' lives.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I am honored to serve as a member of the Board of Directors of Lamp. With a background in social work, I know about the need for beds and health services including mental health. Lamp provides these with love and dedication, knowing the worth of every individual. As a citizen of Los Angeles I ask my fellow citizens to be aware, to care and to provide for this population as well.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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Rating: 5 stars  

The members of LAMP so appreciate the help that is being given, it motivates me to do even more. The staff do not seem to have lost their idealism and work very hard to stretch the dollars and make a wonderful impact. LAMP is a great role model in the work with the homeless.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Quite well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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Rating: 5 stars  

Every time I walk down skid row in LA, and that is often, I am so glad that LAMP is part of the helping scene. We find homes for the homeless mentally ill, provide showers, laundry facilities, money management, 12 step groups and many other services for the poorest residents of LA County. I am recognized when I walk down skid row as one of the helpers and am never afraid though I am 5'2'', 105 lbs and over 70.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

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 integration and gear them back into becoming a productive part of society. I have a up close and personal experience with Lamp for I am a part of their team and with the dedication and consistency Lamp has managed to have a overall successful rate in getting people housed and off the street to help them address their hidden agendas and creating a line of direction that will lead client in their every day practice. Thank you Lamp for all that you do. I am honored to be part of something so real and something that makes a total difference in the Skid row community. I a nominate Lamp Community the worlds safe haven for the people who get the opportunity to have a voice and get to be a part of life living happy and healthy . Thank you sincerely Monica Potts

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 4 stars  

This organization really helps homeless mentally ill people. I used to work in the area and refer clients there with good results

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 4 stars  

For three years I was an employee at LAMP Community. During that time, the agency was instrumental in assisting several individuals with mental challenges, as well as homeless individuals meet and maintain housing. The agency was responsible for ensuring more than 80% of individuals in supportive housing, maintained their housing.

The time that I was worked for the agency, was wonderful, it was a great experience. I would not change it for the world. I felt so happy to work with the individuals that LAMP served, we truly made a difference in their lives.

I was laid off from the agen

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I would make sure that the agency had enough funds to serve the skid row population, and other homeless individuals in need of housing.

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Quite well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

A lot

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Likely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

Lamp is a organization that shows care to the community of people that are very hard to reach being a individual who once was in that circle of people I find that now being apart of the change is amazing. Lamp has supported my visions gave me recognition and walk me through my professional and personal life. I dedicate my life to given back to those that are caught in the grip of a cycle that rotates around and around, Lamp has successfully reach more individuals in this grip including myself and help me develop to a place in society that I thought I could never reach .I love being part of something so big and posing a positive impact to the people we serve life is always a gift when you have so many gifted people that dedicate their time, ideas and support to create a difference thank you Lamp once again for never giving up on us.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

That's just the thing lamp is always ready for change

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

Review: Our mission statement Lamp Community ends homelessness of Los Angeles' most vulnerable individuals, primarily adults with mental illness, through a continuumof services and housing, enabling them to reach their highest level of self-sufficiency and community integration.
My journy with Lamp is a inspiring on a agency that gives hope to the hopless and accepted me where I am. living with mental illness and drug addition in remission I have been afforded the oppurtunity to be present in my life and in the life of others. I am someone not just now a EE of Lamp but am grateful for all that they do today I part take in that cause instead of sleeping out side on the side walk beside Lamp and am dedicated to the change in our community. 30 years of chronic homelessness and the tradey I endured Lamp should be innominate number one NON profit of the year for the lens that they provide people who stuggle with a broad spetrium of adveristy and meet them right where they are at with no fees or conditons all they ask that you be present in your life and follow a few simple rules.Thank you Lamp for welcoming me/ I am honored to be apart of the cause that makes a diffrence in the skid Row community a place that is my home.

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

This organization has dedicated itself to providing for those in need. And they have done an outstanding job at it.

This is due to the dedicated people who work at Lamp.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of advisors?

Likely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

A lot

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

LAMP, Inc. has a reputation in the Skid Row area of Los Angeles for providing services to the homeless community. The wide range of services offers opportunity to those in need. Employees are commited and have a great attitude. They have a laundry mat for the homeless, have budget classes, provide meals and mental health services. Hands down to LAMP.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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