Resources and Statistics

On any given night in Los Angeles:

  • Over 43,000 people are homeless, almost 20% of these families with children, the highest homeless population for any major metropolitan area in the country.
  • Another 16% to 20% of homeless adults are employed in low-paying jobs.
  • 42% are chronically homeless individuals having one or more serious handicaps such as mental illness, substance abuse, or a physical disability.
  • 18% of L.A. County residents and 25% of L.A. County’s children live below the poverty line.
  • 73% of low-income renters pay more than 50% of their earnings in rent.

For more than 50 years the Cardinal Manning Center has been a constant, reliable presence for homeless people in the Skid Row Area of downtown Los Angeles. The Center’s primary goals are to enable homeless men and women with children to:

  • Stabilize their life circumstances
  • Regain their self-sufficiency
  • Find permanent housing and employment

Donation Pickups

Society of St. Vincent De Paul, Los Angeles

210 North Avenue 21, Los Angeles CA 90031
Phone: 323-224-6287 | Fax: 323-225-4997

2012 Society of St. Vincent de Paul, Council of Los Angeles