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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Homeless & Housing, Homeless Centers, Human Services

Mission: Shelter Partnership, Inc. is a nonprofit organization collaboratively solving homelessness in Los Angeles County through policy analysis, program design, resource development, and advocacy in support of agencies and local governments that serve the homeless.

Results: Thanks to your generous support during 2016, Shelter Partnership was able to accomplish many wonderful things! • Through our award-winning S. Mark Taper Foundation Shelter Resource Bank, Shelter Partnership distributed $11.2 million in new goods to 257 agencies and projects throughout Los Angeles County. We also secured about $9 million in new goods, including infant and children’s furniture, diapers and toys, clothing for all members of the family, shoes and socks, personal care products, paper products, cleaning supplies, and more. • Over the last five years, Shelter Partnership has collaborated with multiple public agencies to help develop and implement the Coordinated Entry System for Families. Launched in 2012, and led by community-based organizations, the system quickly connects homeless and at-risk families to appropriate housing and services. This past year, the system assessed and enrolled more than 3,000 families of which over 1,100 have already secured permanent housing. • We administered the SHORE program on behalf of 18 community-based agencies that assisted almost 7,000 individuals with over $500,000 in transportation assistance, for employment-related, education, and housing purposes. • With many other community-based organizations and business leaders, we successfully advocated for the City of Los Angeles to place a $1.2 billion housing bond issue on the November 2016 ballot to create 10,000 units of permanent supportive housing in the next 10 years for chronically homeless people. It was overwhelmingly approved by the voters.

Target demographics: Agencies serving the homeless and very poor throughout Los Angeles County.

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Community Stories

167 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Glendale Community Center of Catholic Charities of Los Angeles is a beneficiary of Shelter Partnership Inc. Shelter Partnership helps us offer new items to our clients. We receive new cloths, toys, hygiene kits, shoes and many other needed items that help us serve our clients better. Thank you and God bless Shelter Partnership Inc !

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This is one of the good non-profit whom are doing good work. Definitely worth your support.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Good at targeting needs of homeless populations and providing volunteer opportunities for activists

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I first learned about Shelter Partnership, as my company handled their commercial insurance needs. Since then, I have sent time volunteering at their warehouse, helping collect supplies at various mixers and networking events, and most recently became Vice Chair of their Associate Board for young professionals. The staff is knowledgeable and friendly, and the organization is a premier leader in the homelessness sector. I am very happy to be a contributor to and friend of The Shelter Partnership.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

this non profit plays an integral role in homeless services and housing in los angeles county. they could do better by being better known!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

They are professional And responsive. Overall an extremely committed group of professionals.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Shelter Partnership does great work for the homeless in LA County.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Shelter partnership helps non-profits by getting essential items to the people that need it most. I look forward to partnering with them to help our seniors

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

They are the best all-around in dealing with the immediate needs of the homeless as well as the policy that impacts this population. They do it from all fronts with a small staff.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Shelter Partnership is working at the ground level to actually solve the homeless problem of Los Angeles. I consider my time very valuable, and I have never regretted a single minute spent in the service of Shelter Partnership (and I have spent many hours volunteering for their cause). The Mark Taper Foundation Resource Bank is an amazing operation, that helps thousands of homeless people every year. I have volunteered multiple times to help sort some of the $9 million in new goods they received last year. I will continue to participate with Shelter Partnership as long as I live in LA, and will continue to donate long after I've moved away, because I know for a fact that it is money well used.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Our firm identified Shelter Partnership as a volunteer opportunity for the office. From a volunteer standpoint - it was incredibly easy and efficient. We showed up and signed in - and got to work pretty quickly. Everyone was friendly and professional. They even gave a tour of the facility - which was pretty cool to see the size and scale of their donations.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

My son and I went out to the warehouse to volunteer at Shelter Partners last weekend and had a great experience. Everyone was very nice and the atmosphere was relaxed. We felt comfortable and enjoyed the task. One of the leaders gave a warehouse tour which was both informative and interesting! I have never been in such a huge warehouse and found it very heartwarming that there is a company doing what Shelter Partners does. It is a very rare agency and we will continue to come out and lend a hand whenever we can! Knowing that this directly helps so many people is very rewarding!

LLee

Board Member

Rating: 5

Shelter Partnership helps Children of the Night with supplies, clothing and necessities required to provide a home for America's children victimized by prostitution right here in America. Because of Shelter Partnership we are able to fund the most critical and challenging fundraising area of all - trained child care staff. In fact, in 2015 we spent 90% of our donations on the care and supervision of children. Thank you Shelter Partnership for providing the basics required to operate a home.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

What a great idea Shelter Partnership. We used to spend contributions on storage of donated items and the sorting of these items - We would distribute goods we didn't need to other organizations but the cost in time and storage was a burden.

Now with Shelter Partnership - they take the hard labor of sorting, cataloging and distributing off the backs of agencies that need to spend their time on their mission.

There job is not easy but it is sincerely appreciated by Children of the Night who depends on inkind contributions in an organized cost effective means of collection.

Hurray for Shelter Partnership, Inc.

1 Travis C.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have donated to many charities over the course of my life, but Shelter Partnership is the first I ever felt compelled to get involved with deeper. Shelter Partnership is a charity in which you can actually see how donations are being used and distributed. The Mark Taper Resource Center is an actual location at which you can volunteer, to see your generous donations put to use. The relationships that Shelter Partnership fosters are of the highest caliber, and all further their cause of ending homelessness in LA. One of the most enlightening tours I've even been on was the walk-through of Skid Row, in which you can see first hand the needs of the homeless community, and in what ways the initiatives of Shelter Partnership serves those needs. Shelter Partnership's relationship with Officer Deon Joseph makes this tour possible. This really demonstrates that Shelter Partnership is working at the ground level to solve this problem. I will continue to participate with Shelter Partnership as long as I live in LA, and even after moving, I will continue to donate, because I know for a fact that it is money well used.

Andrea164

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

PATH's 15-family interim housing facility in Mid-City is extremely thankful for Shelter Partnership's donations. Our case managers accept a wide variety of donations year-round, including diapers, toys, laundry detergent, tissue paper, and bleach - all of which save PATH hundreds each quarter in operational costs.

On behalf of PATH and the homeless families we serve, we thank Shelter Partnership for their ongoing support! It's with community partners like you that we can truly make a difference.

Janine P.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Shelter Partnership is a smart and strategic organization. It gets all kinds of goods to nonprofits in need. Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services relies on it for its homeless clients in outpatient and residential care. Thanks to Shelter Partnership, we get help with everything from bleach to clean our residences to toys for our littlest clients at Christmas to everyday and interview clothes. The Shelter staff is wonderfully organized and makes sure recipients of its items know when and how to order them. Didi Hirsch appreciates all they do for our agency and our clients.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The East San Gabriel Valley Coalition for the Homeless receives donations from Shelter Partners throughout the year. Every donation is an immense gift for those homeless individuals and families; from clothing, to household item given to families who are able to go into their own housing, to toys for homeless children. Every donation from Shelter Partners is a real blessing and a sense of hope to our homeless population.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

East San Gabriel Valley Coalition for the Homeless greatly appreciates Shelter Partners for their continuous donations. With the donations received, ESGVCH is able to help people who are in need. Unfortunately, there exist many individuals and families who are in need, and simply having something to give to them, puts a great smile on their faces. Thank you so much Shelter Partners for all of your donations.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I am the Program Director for Ella's Foundation, a Los Angeles based non profit that provides housing for homeless adult males. We have been recipients of Shelter Partnership since June 2015. Since becoming recipients, we have received an abundance of items including clothing, hygiene and other basic need items that allow us to provide a greater service to the population we serve. We are grateful for this organization and even more appreciative of their service to help those committed to helping others.

Dominic6

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I love the work they do. I cannot sum into man made words the angelic role this organization plays in the lives of the homeless population we serve! I am so happy to be able to express the appreciation I have for them!!!

Client Served

Rating: 5

Here at Los Angeles Trade-Technical College, the Shelter Partnership Inc. has helped us put smiles on over 200 children's faces. On our campus we serve over 1200 veterans. For the past 3 years Shelter Partners has provided to toys to our campus to give to the children of Student Veterans. A lot times our Vets are Full time Students, that rely on their GI Bill to pay rent, food, utilities and child care. Some may not be able to pay Christmas gifts . With help of Shelter Partnership we were able to provide toys and meal to the Veterans and their Children. I feels good a child smile over what we think is a simple toys. it means a lot to them. Here at LATTC we appreciate Shelter Partners Inc for what they do for our community. Thanks Kookie Williams