Women’s Care Cottage

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90-day emergency shelter for homeless families.

Women’s Care Cottage minimizes the detrimental effects of homelessness by providing women and their families with immediate relief from the streets at The Cottage, a 90-day emergency shelter. Housed in a spacious two-story Tudor house with five bedrooms and five baths. The Cottage is a real home for families in transition. Since its inception in 1991, The Cottage has served over 800 women and children in Los Angeles.

The Cottage is more than a temporary housing solution—it is a critical first step toward self-sufficiency. During their stay, clients benefit from extensive supportive services, including case management and physical and mental health services. Those who are unemployed participate in @Work, an intensive career development and job placement program. Clients also take life skills classes on subjects such as budgeting and finance management, cooking and nutrition, and public benefit entitlements.