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The Housing Crisis at a Glance

Since 2015, Los Angeles County has struggled to assist the thousands of individuals currently experiencing homelessness. Roughly seventy three percent of individuals who are currently homeless do not have access to safe and supportive housing. The Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority reported that almost thirty thousand individuals were unsheltered in 2020; however, this number has only grown since the start of the pandemic.

About Us

Founded in 1996, Alexandria House is a transitional residence and house of hospitality. We provide safe and supportive housing for women and children in the process of moving from emergency shelter to economic stability and permanent housing. Located in the densely populated and ethnically diverse Mid-Wilshire area of Los Angeles, we also serve our broader neighborhood community by providing educational and enrichment opportunities for our neighbors as well as our residents.

In response to the compelling needs of the women and children living in Alexandria House, as well as the neighborhood needs before us each day, our goal is to be a community-oriented transitional house and neighborhood center. We are intentionally multicultural and anti-racist, and the needs of women who are economically poor are at the center of our commitment.

“I really appreciate my community and all the ways they support us. It’s sort of like a family. We really are all in this together.”

Sr. Judy Vaughan, Founding Director

Notable Statistics

Since September 1996 Alexandria House has welcomed 200 single women and families (including 315 children) to our homes


People experienced homelessness in the Greater Los Angeles area in 2020


Families remain in permanent housing after successfully completing the Alexandria House program


Individuals received housing support from Alexandria House in 2020


When families leave Alexandria House, they are economically stable and are placed in secure permanent housing. We continue to provide assistance for ongoing support to help them thrive and remain in their own homes. More than 92% of the families that have gone through the Alexandria House program remain in permanent housing. We are grateful that more than 100 of our past residents continue as engaged members of the extended Alexandria House  community in a variety of ways. Among their participation is the Alexandria House Alumna, an active group of women who provide support for the Alexandria House mission and each other. Click here to read our latest Annual Report.