If you or someone you know needs housing support, please fill out the form below so that our intake staff may contact you.

Are you a homeless youth who needs help?

Jovenes is committed to helping young people between the ages of 18-24 leave homelessness behind. We have a variety of housing options that are designed to meet the needs of youth experiencing homelessness.

We work in the following communities:

Artesia, Bell, Bellflower, Bell Gardens, Boyle Heights, Cerritos, Commerce, City Terrace, Cudahy, Downey,  East LA, Hawaiian Gardens, Huntington Park, La Habra Heights, Lakewood, La Mirada, Los Nietos, Maywood, Montebello, Norwalk, Pico Rivera, Santa Fe Springs, Signal Hill, South Gate, Vernon, Walnut Park, and Whittier.

If you or someone you know needs housing support, please email and be sure to include your name, age, email address, location, and a phone number we can reach you if possible. 

Housing Referral Process for Other Service Providers

This Housing Referral model is for youth experiencing homelessness between the ages of 18-24. 

To complete a housing referral, please download the SPA 7 YCES Referral Form, and send to

A staff member will then contact you with further information.

Richard Estrada Youth Center

Jovenes has opened up a new access center in Whittier, called the “Richard Estrada Youth Center”. The access center serves as a drop-in center for youth aged 16-24, focused on providing safety, comfort, and a space for expression for each person that walks in our door. 

Services Provided:
Meals, Internet Access, Housing Assessments, Service Referrals, Education & Employment Counseling

9826 Painter Ave., Whittier, CA 90605

Muzme Aleman

Monday-Friday, 9:00am – 5:30pm

Download WIN to your phone here

Additional Resources

We recommend using WIN, which stands for What I Need, to find additional resources throughout Los Angeles. WIN is a FREE Mobile app that connects homeless youth and adults to free services.

Developed with the input of youth, WIN is Empowering, Easy to Use, and Available 24/7. You  can search for help near you anytime …find a hot meal, free showers, career counseling, shelter, healthcare and more!

Download WIN to your phone here:

Use WIN web on Our Children LA’s website:


I truly believe each and every employee and volunteer at Jovenes wants to see all of us succeed.

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