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Shelter Partnership Inc

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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 fiscal year 2017/2018, Shelter Partnership was able to accomplish many wonderful things! • Through our award-winning S. Mark Taper Foundation Shelter Resource Bank, Shelter Partnership distributed $9.5 million in new goods to 256 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

187 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Shelter Partnership has been consistently donating over $30,000 worth of new goods to the agency I work for, Optimist Youth Homes & Family Services, for over 10 years. We provide programs and services to at-risk youth and families, including children in the foster care and the probation systems, and their donations help us reduce our bottom line by providing items our clients need. Additionally, everything they donate is popular with our clients and greatly appreciated by them. We are so grateful for Shelter Partnership's generous support!

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Optimist Youth Homes & Family Services is a non-profit organization in Los Angeles dedicated to helping at-risk youth and their families. Shelter Partnership has been an incredible community partner to us for several years and we always look forward to their donations. We've received anything from basic household supplies, to personal hygiene products, to furniture, to clothing, to gifts for our foster youth, to blankets, and the list goes on and on. They've even responded to a few special requests we've had for families who were recently homeless and needed basic essentials in their new home (mattresses, sheets, etc). We nominated them for an AFP (Association of Fundraising Professionals) award a couple years ago and they were the deserving winner. They are a truly remarkable organization and we're so grateful for their support.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

An unbelievable resouce of goods and supplies for non profits.
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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

U.S.VETS provides daily housing and services for over 800 homeless and at-risk veterans. Shelter Partnership has helped our staff to care for veterans who have been living under bridges, in encampments and abandoned buildings to come in off the street and to have beautiful new clean clothing to wear and personal hygiene that immediately restores their dignity.

Shelter Partnership has helped us to provide toys for the children and veteran families
- provide therapy for those suffering with trauma through arts and crafts provided by Shelter Partnership
-provide soap, toothbrushes and toothpaste, toiletries, shoes and a restoration of dignity with these products to thousands of homeless and at-risk individuals through the generosity of Shelter Partnership

Shelter Partnership has helped us to give hope to our Nation's veterans and their families with their generous and quality donations. Shelter Partnership has helped our agency and our country to say "thank you for your service!"

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 4

For over 10 years Shelter Partnership has been an amazing partnership for our organization. Through their generous donations, our organization has been able to serve thousands of homeless youth and families. Providing them with clothing, hygiene products, and basic essentials to survive that otherwise, they would be without. Thousands of babies have been able to receive diapers due to the donations from Shelter Partnership, allowing their parents to be able to pay rent or purchase food that month and not having to make the tough choice between the two.

Client Served

Rating: 5

they help use 4 times a year with donations that we hand out to the public in Whittier. the faces of the people when we hand them toys or clothes for their kids is priceless.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Shelter partnerships are the best. Without their generous help the participants at out shelter with go without many valuable items such as but not limited to clothing, shoes, hygiene products and much more. We can not thank Shelter partnerships enough for everything that they provide our participants and are very blessed to have such and amazing organization providing us with these great resources.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Every quarter, Catholic Charities - Glendale Loaves & Fishes receives different valuable items as donations that are distributed among our clients. The donations makes a world of difference to the families and homeless individuals that we serve.
I would like to share a small memory that helped and touched the hearts of our clients. While donating a new pair of shoes (sneakers) to our homeless client, the client smiled and wept then said that he hasn’t worn a new pair of shoes in the last five years. Every toy, clothing item and shoes that we gave out to children, families and homeless clients, not only fulfilled their needs but added joy and happiness to their lives. This would not have been possible without the generosity and act of kindness of Shelter Partnership Inc.
Thank you so much!
Regards,
Sayed Hamidi
P.S. Attached is the photo of our client, wearing the new sneakers.

JourneyHouse

Client Served

Rating: 5

Shelter Partnership has been great to us. They have consistently provided hygiene, clothes, and so many other goodies for the former foster youth who are in our program. Their staff is always extremely helpful and they are always available to answer our questions. Keep up the great work!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Shelter Partnership has provided our former foster youth with many donations that help them get on their feet. It is great to know that the very helpful staff is always available to answer our questions and help us get the most benefit from their services.
-Journey House, Pasadena

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The impact that Shelter Partnership Inc. has across Los Angeles County is immense, reaching more people than you could ever imagine. Their resource bank and warehouse provides items that our neighbors experiencing homelessness might need to help them survive, stabilize and thrive. They do this on a massive scale with their partnerships with local nonprofits directly serving individuals and families - making it easier for other nonprofit organizations to serve their clients. Aside from the resource bank, Shelter Partnership's staff are experts who dedicate themselves to state and local policy and alignment. We're all so lucky to have Shelter Partnership in LA County!

Client Served

Rating: 5

Diapers are a huge need in our community, but due to their high cost, we always struggle to get enough donated. Shelter Partnership has been a tremendous blessing by providing us with an assorted variety of diapers quarterly - along with many other donations we need - to continue providing for the thousands of individuals and families served by our organization on a yearly basis. We are truly grateful for Shelter Partnership's support over the years!

- COA Long Beach

Bonnie S.4

Client Served

Rating: 5

Shelter Partnership Inc. has been there for our agency for many years, providing much needed supplies to our most vulnerable clients. We would have no other way to obtain such essential necessities imperative to their well-being. They are always courteous, professional, and reliable. We are very thankful for their hard work and dedication to our community. The ordering process is easy and the program manager has been outstanding in her role.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Aviva Family and Children's Services has been benefiting from Shelter Partnership's important work for over 20 years. Most of our families are experiencing significant challenges and not having the basics only adds to their stress. The clothing, hygiene, baby items, and household items Shelter Partnership provides for our families eases their burdens.

Shelterparentership has also helped us to bring holiday smiles to hundreds of children Aviva services by offering toys. Every child wants the excitement of opening a present and Shelter Partnership makes that happen too.

We would be lost without Shelter Partnership's valuable resources!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Shelter Partnership has been of great help to us. Their goods help us to help a lot of families who have been homeless get back on their feet. Also at the holidays their gifts always bring a smile to the hundreds of children we serve. Without their commitment to the community, many children and families would be suffering even more. Shelter Partnership is important and deserves all the support it gets.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Our agency (West Hollywood Community Housing Corp.) is able to help our residents on fixed incomes with the donated items from Shelter Partnership. Very often we receive feedback from the residents expressing their gratitude for the items we are able to distribute to them. What is especially uplifting is the look on the children's faces when they receive toys and clothing. Priceless.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Shelter Partnership has been an immense blessing for the East San Gabriel Valley Coalition for the Homeless. Our agency receives many items that are extremely useful for our homeless clients who visit the Emergency Assistance Center, those individuals who stay at our cold weather shelter, and those families who are in our Bridge Program. Items received include: hygiene items, clothing, shoes, toys for children, diapers, baby items, and much more. Thank you Shelter Partnership Inc.

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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

I have been working with Shelter Partnership for almost 10 years. The provide donations for the participants we serve at LA Family Housing. The ordering system is very easy and they provide you with many pick-up options. They have much needed blankets, baby items, clothing and hygiene supplies that help our participants stay warm, feel fresh and clean, go on job interviews and save money to transition in to permanent housing. Thanks for all you do Rhonda and everyone at Shelter Partnership!

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

This is an amazing organization! they provide us with items that our homeless population needs on a daily basis. They are so easy to work with and the staff is wonderful!

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The Shelter Partnership donates an amazing amount of items to us every year. This includes toys, clothes, shoes, cleaning supplies, paper goods, laundry soap, etc. We have even received cribs, bassinets and other much needed baby supplies. We provide supportive services and housing for victims of domestic violence and these donations save us thousands of dollars.
The Partnership is fantastic!!!

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

They are an amazing help to our organization and help us cater the needs of all of our clients with quality items!

Tim D.2

Board Member

Rating: 5

Shelter Partnership is a phenomenal organization that partners with organizations that assist the homeless in the greater Los Angeles area. It plays a unique "middle man" role, collecting donations of needed materials, such as diapers and mattresses, from donors, and then providing them directly to shelters. This is a much needed service that is done in an efficient and effective manner.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This non-profit not only serves a critical needs for goods procurement and distribution for homeless shelters and permenant housing projects all across Los Angeles but also extensively studies and advocates for housing policies that make sense for cities. Shelter Partnership is an amazing concept and run by an incredible Board and CEO.