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.
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.