HOPICS takes pride in standing at the forefront of innovation, systematic changes, and innovative thought.
HOPICS is the leading agency for Service Plannjng Area (SPA 6) for Single Adult and Families. Our agency holds leadership on advisory boards, coalition, neighborhood councils, funding allocation, and task forces throughout SPA initiate leadership opportunities for all staff in various spaces to implement change through regional enagaement, consultation, coordination, advocacy and outreach efforts.
Los Angeles Unified School District
Partners for Children South Los Angeles
Central City Community Health Clinic
⮚ Work Source Center
⮚Watts Labor Community Action Committee
⮚Shields for Families
⮚First to Serve
⮚Fathers and Mothers Who Care
⮚Home At Last
⮚Sanctuary of Hope
Volunteers of America
LA Global Care
Upward Bound House
& many more
Regional coordination encompasses the various
coordination activities that are critical to the
growth and successful operations of the
Coordination Entry System. It helps to develop,
streamline, and evaluate regional (SPA 6)
homeless system of care with a focus on
coordinating and promoting access to the most
appropriate housing interventions and resources
for individuals experiencing homelessness.
Our agency is responsible for leading, educating, training, and advocating for the following populations through our regional coordination roles:
Single Adults (services adults without minor children ages 24-54)
Older Adults (a new piloted role specifically serving adults ages 55+)
Families (expecting parents and those with minor children)
Domestic Violence (those that are survivors and/or fleeing domestic violence; those that are survivors and/or fleeing human trafficking; and perpetrators seeking support
Data (SPA-wide data efforts for all populations served by CES)
Faith-Based Organizations (linkage to faith-based organizations)
Outreach (field-based outreach support for street-based teams and linkages to regional efforts)
Specialized Community Engagement
We acknowledge that community engagement is best demonstrated when we have a footprint that touches specialized communities of people in need. Therefore our services are easily accessed through field-based efforts, local businesses, subcontracted and co-located partners. The following are just a few programs that demonstrate our ongoing integration efforts.
Early Intervention Program (EIP): Targets those that are on the brink of homelessness that are in need of financial and supportive resources to prevent homelessness within Watts and Leimert Park areas.
Hospital Liaison: Targets hospitals to provide coordination and guidance for hospital staff and their patients at risk of or experiencing homelessness.
Transitional Aged Youth (TAY) Bridge Program:
Targets youth ages 18-24 and exists to help bridge the gap between faith- based organizations, parents, and LGBTQIA+ transitional aged youth who are currently experiencing or at risk of homelessness in South Los Angeles.