Hollywood 4WRD is a grass-roots coalition representing service providers, government representatives, faith communities, businesses, elected offices, neighborhood councils, community members and the like.  Our coalition has been in place since 2008, and we operate with a great spirit of collaboration and compassion to address the needs of our vulnerable neighbors, housed and unhoused.  

In the face of our shared experience in adapting to the requirements to shelter in place – which has created massive disruptions in how we care for people – we are finding work-arounds by relying on each other and prevailing upon our local and state officials for help.  It’s all hands on deck – and all creative ideas are welcome.

To that end, this website is repurposed to connect

  • Organizations to other organizations
  • Volunteers to places where they are needed
  • Supplies to those in need
  • Jobs if they are available

It will be updated as new information become available.


Participating organizations and their websites

Service Providers:

My Friend’s Place

The Center in Hollywood

The People Concern

The Hollywood Food Coalition

People Assisting the Homeless

A Community of Friends

Neighborhood Councils:

Central Hollywood N.C.

Hollywood United N.C.

Government representatives:

Council District 13 – Office of Mitch O’Farrell

Council District 4 – Office of David Ryu

Third Supervisorial District – Office of Supervisor Sheila Kuehl

LAPD Hollywood Division

Office of the City Attorney

Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority

Office of Mayor Garcetti – Homeless Services

LA County Department of Mental Health

Faith Communities:

Hollywood United Methodist Church

Church of the Blessed Sacrament

Food Pantry at Blessed Sacrament

Ecclesia Hollywood

Hollywood First Presbyterian Church

Business community:

Hollywood Chamber of Commerce

Hollywood Property Owners Alliance

Healthcare community:

Saban Community Clinic 

Kaiser Permanente

JWCH Institute – Wesley Health Centers


Food

Three areas of need have been identified in the past two weeks:

Access to food for those who are housed

    1. Senior citizens who must shelter in place
      • Central Hollywood Neighborhood Council is coordinating volunteer calls into thousands of residences where people >65 are living.  Volunteers are mobilized to deliver groceries/medication/pet supplies.
      • Seniors are asked to call 818-738-9935 and a volunteer will respond or get back to them. They can also email:  relief@chnc.org
      • Meals on Wheels is also a resource. Phone number: 213-484-7775.
    2. People living in supportive housing
      • We are aware that there may be hundreds of people living in supportive housing the greater Hollywood area who typically may be able to shop in order to prepare their meals in their units. But because of their health conditions, limited access to public transport, or inability to get what they need at the grocery store, there needs to be a system created to help them access essential food easily. We are working together on a strategy to suggest.
    3. People living in board/care homes (AKA Adult Residential Facilities)
      • We are learning that operators of board and care homes, which already struggle under the weight of an insufficient daily reimbursement for providing three-meals a day and snacks, are finding it difficult to purchase food in bulk. We are working together on a strategy to suggest.

Access to food for those who are unhoused

  • Hollywood Food Coalition – operates five days a week at the Salvation Army at 5939 Hollywood Blvd. and on weekends at Sycamore and Romaine. The website provides details about hours.

Access to food bank resources for all

  • Food pantry at Blessed Sacrament.  Operates on Saturday mornings from 9 – noon


Shelter

There are three bridge housing facilities in Hollywood that are accessed through outreach case management through LAHSA-funded teams.  For more information about Bridge Housing, please contact xx.

As a result of Mayor Garcetti’s announcement that the city would open up emergency shelters at parks and recreation centers, one shelter has opened up at the Hollywood Recreation Center at 1122 Cole Avenue.  This is a walk in center.

Winter shelters operated by LAHSA funded nonprofits will stay open.  Information to come.


Sanitation

Here is a link to all LAHSA-provided handwashing stations in the county.


Volunteers

As of the week of March 23, these are volunteer needs that have been identified:

  • Food detectives.  Volunteers are needed to identify locations throughout Hollywood (restaurants, catering businesses, stores) that have surplus food at the end of the day that can be repurposed by local nonprofits. For more information, contact John Billingsley at The Food Coalition, jab2060@aol.com.

Funds

All of the nonprofits listed in the Hollywood 4WRD membership list would appreciate funding to support their emergency relief efforts at this time. Please reach out to them individually. Many of them have an announcement directly on their home page to announce changes in current operations and their specific needs.


If you have any questions about information on this web page, or would like to include a need or a resource on this page, please contact xx.