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1453 16th St, Santa Monica, CA 90404
Sojourn helps battered women and children, providing them with a safe space to rebuild their lives. The project is partMore of the OPCC network. Similar to other OPCC efforts, Sojourn empowers individuals to rebuild their lives; however, volunteers must go through a more intensive orientation and training process in order to get involved.
1453 16th St, Santa Monica, CA 90404

Located within the Mark Taper Foundation Building, OPCC - formerly called the Ocean Park Community Center - is aMore nonprofit network of shelters and services geared toward individuals who are homeless or have low-income status. The organization is critical to many social-outreach efforts in the City of Santa Monica.

The OPCC network includes:

  • The Access Center, which provides basic services to an average of 275 homeless individuals each day
  • The Campion Mental Health Center and Daybreak, the only program on the Westside of Los Angeles that is specifically tailored to helping homeless women who suffer from long-term debilitating mental illness
  • The k9 Connection, which bonds high-risk youth with shelter dogs as part of its mentoring and counseling efforts
  • Night Light Youth Outreach Services, which help homeless youth and runaways
  • Safe Haven, which aims to permanently transition chronically homeless individuals off the streets
  • Samoshel, which provides an array of services to homeless individuals
  • SHWASHLOCK, which stands for "SHowers, WASHers and LOCKers" and also provides basic services
  • Sojourn, which services battered women and children
  • Turning Point, a transitional-housing center that accommodates up to 55 individuals

All residential programs operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week. People who seek services at OPCC range from children and families to battered women to those suffering from a mental illnesses. With the economic downturn, people who face home foreclosures, job loss and exorbitant medical bills are also seeking services through the network. OPCC provides short-term services such as clothing and showers as well as long-term services such as case-management and outreach.

Turning Point
1453 16th St, Santa Monica, CA 90404
Turning Point is a transitional shelter that houses up to 55 homeless individuals. Additional services are providedMore including food, clothing, case management, emotional and occupational counseling and computer classes. Occupants reside in the shelter for no more than nine months. Turning Point is part of the OPCC network.
1453 16th St, Santa Monica, CA 90404

SHWASHLOCK provides basic services for homeless individuals who are in the process of becoming admitted into aMore shelter or securing housing and/or seeking long-term employment. The name of the project stands for "SHowers, WASHers and LOCKers."

While it originated in 1993, SHWASHLOCK became part of the OPCC network in September 2005.

1453 16th St, Santa Monica, CA 90404
Campion provides mental-health services to homeless and low-income youth and adults who are involved in theMore OPCC network. The center treats individuals and families who are suffering from poverty, mental illness, domestic violence, depression, anxiety and relationship challenges. Campion's programs include playroom therapy, support groups, trauma-recovery groups, victims of crime enrollment assistance and youth-outreach counseling.
505 Olympic Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90401

Samoshel provides meals, shelter, case management, job services and other assistance for homeless individuals. TheMore operation, which began in 1994 and was previously operated by the Salvation Army, route: {:action=>"show", :controller=>"listings", :id=>"the-salvation-army-6"} -->, became assimilated into Santa Monica's