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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

215 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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.

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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

Client Served

Rating: 5

Our small, grassroots 100% volunteer non-profit, Hope in a Suitcase, which provides suitcases, duffelbags, essentials and comfort items to Los Angeles youth entering foster care, recently became a recipient organization of Shelter Partnership, and we cannot say enough positive things. Shelter Partnership's support astronomically increases the amount of good we can do for our community! Shelter Partnership lifts a huge burden in terms of fundraising and outreach to companies with merchandise to donate by consolidating it in one spot. Hope in a Suitcase can now spend more energy doing what we love to do, which is distributing special gifts of love and comfort to children who have recently been separated from their families (often with only the clothes on their backs and/or carrying their few personal belongings in garbage bags), to make their transition into foster care a little easier and more dignified. We will be able to serve many times more children with Shelter Partnership's support.

Shelter Partnership is an amazing operation. They have stringent requirements about which agencies they provide items to, and clear restrictions about what can be done with the items received, which ensures that the items provided will be put to good use for the benefit of the populations Shelter Partnership and their donors strive to help. Working with Shelter Partnership is a joy! Their systems are very efficient and streamlined - Even our first time working working with them, everything from choosing items, to scheduling picking and loading it onto our truck was a very clear and smooth process. Rhonda Villanueva was so responsive and helpful with our questions, and managed to find all of the items on our wishlist. Considering we hadn't seen the items prior to pick-up, we were delighted that all of them turned out to be quality items which were perfect for our needs that will make the children we serve feel valued and comfortable during an extremely vulnerable time! Pick-up arrangements were simple - we had allocated an hour of time to get in and out, and it ended up taking 15-20 minutes because everything was ready to go the minute they said it would be. Jerry at the loading dock was very patient with us in explaining what to do, clearly loves the important work he does, and enjoys assisting others who strive to help those in need.

Shelter Partnership is a game changer! Hope in a Suitcase can accomplish so much more, and provide so many more children between homes with essentials and comfort due to Shelter Partnership's wonderful support. Thank you, Shelter Partnership, for serving our most vulnerable populations and for making the world a better place!

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.

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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