Los Angeles, California
Los Angeles Mission
303 E 5th St, Los Angeles, CA 90013
Breaking the Cycle of Homelessness and Poverty
There are more people becoming homeless for the first time now than at any time in Los Angeles' history. Access to water is a major problem for the homeless population, especially in the summer, and particularly in urban areas. With no green space, Los Angeles’ Skid Row is an urban heat island — all buildings and pavement — making it that much hotter.
The Los Angeles Mission provides meals, hot showers, safe shelter, and other life-giving support to people in need. The organization was founded in 1936 and has served over 2 million people. The Water Box at Los Angeles Mission in Skid Row will provide clean, safe drinking water to those in need.
The Mission's services help to meet the immediate needs of people who are homeless, such as providing food and shelter. The organization also provides longer-term support, such as job training and counseling, to help people get back on their feet. The Mission’s operates 14 shelters that provide safe and secure housing for over 2,000 people each night, provides over 1 million meals each year to people in need, and offers a variety of programs and services to help people get back on their feet, such as job training, counseling, and addiction treatment. More information about Los Angeles Mission can be found at thier website.
The Water Box at The Sidewalk Project was made possible by a donation from Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda L. Solis, the Los Angeles County Supervisor who represents the residents of the First District.
Water Box Impact
Single-use 16 oz. plastic bottles replaced
Gallons of clean water distributed
Kilograms of greenhouse gasses avoided