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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

The Shelter Partnership is an important supporter of our program. We work closely with Children and Families that are trying to heal following difficult challenges. The staff are very helpful and are a joy to work with. We benefit greatly from the numerous items that they make available to us for use by those in receipt of our support services. A special thanks to our contact, Rhonda who is so organized and helpful to us as we navigate this donor process. I would higher recommend Rhonda and her team to anyone attempting to obtain items that can assist our community members to rebuild their surroundings.
-Jana Trew - Rosemary Children's Services

toyloan

Client Served

Rating: 5

My organization, the Toy Loan Program, is a free service which allows children to borrow toys in the same manner in which they borrow toys from a public library. A child will receive an Honor Award, which is a new toy, by taking care of the toys the borrow and bringing them back on time. We have the children follow an Honor Code which includes Honesty, Responsibility, and Patience.

Shelter Partnership provided toys, books, and other items for our program. This was a tremendous contribution that will help in providing to the 30,000+ children we serve annually. Thank you Shelter Partnership!

Client Served

Rating: 5

Shelter Partnership Inc. has been a fantastic partner to Hollywood Community Housing Corporation (HCHC) for over 15 years and critical to our success.

Thank you for all you do!

Client Served

Rating: 5

Shelter Partnership can take pride knowing that your contribution to Children’s Bureau of Southern California is an investment to our community. When you provide to our families clothes, shoes, toys, blankets etc. you become a vital part of changing people’s life and when you invest in our community you become a part of the solution.
Sometimes people take undergarments for granted but until you don't have any or they're uncomfortable is when you find angels like Shelter Partnership.Through this survey we want you to know how much you've helped our families and there is no way to fully express our gratitude for your loyalty. We at Children’s Bureau of Southern California are continually inspired by the dedication and generosity of donors like Shelter Partnership.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Shelter Partnership lives up to its name and is a true partner for nonprofit organizations. We rely on them to help us clothe our children and provide other essentials that help make their stay with us more agreeable.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Shelter Partnership is an awesome organization! With their help, we are able to reach out to more people in need in our very own neighborhood. Together we help provide essential items to the least fortunate. As a team, we give to those who are in need and that is the beauty of it all. We appreciate the help they extend to us and we are very grateful for all they continue to do to help the least fortunate and low-income families in our community.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

The Salvation Army is a non-profit organization that helps people in need in Huntington Park and 8 surrounding cities. We serve hot meals to the homeless and provide them with hot showers. Through the help we receive from Shelter Partnership we are able to provide the Homeless with essentials such as toothbrush, toothpaste, socks, clean clothes and blankets. We also help low income families through our food assistance program. We help these families also and mainly during the holiday season. Because of Shelter Partnership, we are able to gift each child with books and toys. The community familes also receive clorox wipes, detergent, softener etc. We are truly blessed to be able to work alongside such a beautiful organization which its sole purpose is the same as ours, and that is to help others. Shelter Partnership is of such a great help and we give thanks to God for this very special organization.

Jen_41

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I work for a nonprofit in Los Angeles that has benefited from Shelter Partnership for at least 10 years. Each quarter we receive hoards of quality items for the at-risk youth and families in our care and we are so grateful for the service Shelter Partnership provides. There is such a huge need in Los Angeles for this type of agency and they are doing more than their fair share of helping disadvantaged populations.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Since 2006, Shelter Partnership has contributed hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of goods to our agency, Optimist Youth Homes & Family Services. We provide services and programs to over 500 at-risk and low income youth and families each year so we need all the help we can get. We can always count on Shelter Partnership to provide a plethora of high quality items for our clients and they are so grateful for everything they receive, especially during the holidays. We've even called Shelter Partnership a few times when we have a particular family in need and they're quick to look through their warehouse to see if they can help in any way. The organization is amazing and we are incredibly grateful for the help we receive. In addition, they are very organized and make it easy to order and pick-up items from their warehouse. I can't say enough great things about Shelter Partnership.

Terryl L.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Shelter Partnership has helped LA Family Housing in so many ways. The Diapers, Kleenex and Hygiene Items they provide during the year enable our residents to feel good about themselves. Because of these donations, they are able to save money for permanent housing in the future. We honestly don't know what we would do without you. Thanks for being a friend to LAFH.

Best,

Terry Lotka

Client Served

Rating: 5

Shelter Partnership has absolutely gone out of their way for our organization. This organization has contributed greatly to the success of The Beacon House. Often, men enter our program with absolutely nothing. Addiction is very devastating, and these men enter our program in need of items that Shelter Partnership so freely provides. For most, a new pair a pants is a first. Others receive basic necessities that were once a luxury that they could not afford. What makes Shelter Partnership particularly unique is their platform for access. The online portal is awesome! They really go out of their way to help us.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The Shelter Partnership has been a terrific community partner, and has provided us with vital donations of new clothing, shoes, hygiene products, books and toys. We are thrilled to receive donations on a quarterly basis, and as a result, we have been able to provide our clients with a wide array of items from which to choose. Our clients are in the local foster care system, and are often sent to foster care with only the clothes on their backs. The Shelter Partnership has made a big difference in the lives of the children that we serve!
Kristin Muhl
Foster Children's Resource Center

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Shelter Partnership Inc., has been a wonderful partner for our organization. They have provided us with many resources that have assisted our families with resources they need in order to have a better life. We provide services in the community to families who are on extreme poverty, the assistance they received from clothing, shoes, back packs, hygiene items help our families stay financially afloat. The money they save on these items help them put food on their table for their children, or perhaps pay for that month's rent. Shelter Partnership, Inc., is an integral part of our success in providing services to the families who live in communities where poverty is spread.
Thank you to Shelter Partnership for working tireless to ensure resources are available to our community.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

St. Margaret's Center has received donations from Shelter Partnership for over 15 years. We don't know what we would do without them.
We have received blankets which we distribute to our homeless. We can't offer them shelter but we can keep them warm at night.
Then there are the hygiene products. We are actually able to make up hygiene kits to distribute. We have homeless that have job interviews and need to clean up and look presentable. How wonderful it is to say"Here, go shave, wash your face, take this nice shirt and clean pair of jeans and look presentable at your interview" All these items are from Shelter Partnership.
Then we have the homeless looking for housing and they get the same treatment to get ready to go see a landlord.
Just recently, we placed our last order for the year and we look forward to the gifts we will be getting from Shelter Partnership to give to our families for Christmas. We will be hosting a Christmas program for 450 of the 1,000 families we assist with food each month.
Some of these families have never had "new" gifts to give to their children. Wow !!! just wait till they see what SP has provided for them !!!
I could go on and on about other items like cleaning products, shoes and many more.

We have had homeless persons walk into our office barefooted. What a blessing to be able to give them a pair of "Vans" and clean socks, all from Shelter Partnership.

robinksinclair2

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Casa Youth Shelter is so grateful for the generosity of Shelter Partnership. Thanks to you, we have been able to share resources with the residents and their families...all resources that we would not have been able to provide otherwise. Thank you!

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Casa Youth Shelter has been fortunate to have received your wonderful items, which have greatly benefited our residents and the families we serve. We are so grateful to be considered a partner!

Client Served

Rating: 5

The supply us with a variety of items for our clients in need from clothing to toilet paper, diapers, shoes, books, etc. They do an amazing job in redistributing resources to a variety of agencies.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Shelter Partnership has been a partner of David & Margaret Youth and Family Services for many years, providing our clients with many resources they might not otherwise have access to. They are well run and consistently provide great service.

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Mary464

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The Shelter Partnership has helped our 25 Los Angeles County Alliance for Boys & Girls Clubs in so many ways....by providing badly needed educational tools, clothing, school supplies, back packs - it has really made a positive difference for our youth.

Rhonda is phenomenal to work with - we call her our magical ninja when it comes to making things happen for our kids!! When she offers us items for our Clubs - they are always useful and badly needed and greatly appreciated.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Shelter Partnership made great suggestions and helped us set up our Rainy Night Shelter at St Athanasius Episcopal Church in Echo Park in early 2016. Rhonda was gracious and helpful with everything from our application to helping us find all the items we needed. Their warehouse is amazing. This organization is obviously doing good things in Los Angeles and we wish them continued success!

Ettie L.

Client Served

Rating: 4

What a resource! - we have partnered with Shelter for several years now. They have provided clothing, hygiene, educational and home goods for so many of the children, youth and families we serve.

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Client Served

Rating: 4

As a non profit organization that works with many vulnerable children, youth and their families, Ettie Lee Youth & Family Services is so proud to be partnering with Shelter Partnership. Time and time again they have been able to provide clothing, bedding, hygiene supplies, books, diapers, home goods, etc. for those we serve.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The Shelter Partnership is Amazing. They have helped our Domestic Violence program with donations to help all our clients. It's nice to receive items needed. Our clients are so grateful. We receive items twice a year. It's nice to be able to choose what is needed for our program.

oldcartom

Board Member

Rating: 5

I have been a board member for more the 20 years and I find the Shelter Partnership warehouse run very efficiently. The goods are distributed very efficiently and at no charge.
Great group of staff that really love what they do .

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Board Member

Rating: 5

Have been active for more then 20 years and I am amazed how much merchandise
that get and how they get it delivered to the agencies that need the good. From
clothes, toys, cleaning supplies, paper goods and etc.

I think they do a fantastic job on the amount of money they spend on the warehousing.

Board Member

Rating: 5

Having run a winter shelter, Shelter Partnership was instrumental in providing critical supplies to keep the operation open.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

I have been involved with Shelter Partnership since the early 1990s. After extensive research, I found the organization that provided the most efficient support for the very poor in our community with minimal administrative overhead. Additionally, the tenure of its staff has provided extensive continuity of the years. Shelter Partnership makes hundreds of LA County non-profits more successful in dealing directly with those in critical need.