Editor for The Center


​The great Pittsburgh Pirates slugger Willie Stargell was once quoted saying: “Life is one big transition”​. This month as we incur transition, we say farewell and bon voyage to Program Manager, Brent Davis, and Executive Director, Spencer Downing.

Thank you Hollywood Chamber Community Foundation!

The Hollywood Chamber Community Foundation awarded the Center a $2,500 grant to support our programs. Thank you for your generosity and your continued commitment to making Hollywood a better place to live and work.


Ecclesia is a key faith community in the effort to end homelessness. Their active support for the Center represents just part of their service commitments. Through more than 60 focused small groups, its members reach out to serve. They partner with organizations that assist women coming out to the sex industry and homeless women who

The (CES) Coordinated Entry System

What’s a Coordinated Entry System? A Coordinated Entry System serves to match the neediest, most vulnerable people on the streets to housing opportunities as quickly as possible. Hollywood is one of seven communities that are developing a CES in Los Angeles County. We begin with identifying people on the streets and their needs. The system then prioritizes those

Broken Hearts Ministry

Broken Hearts Ministry Broken Hearts is a street level ministry that exists to meet the relational, spiritual and physical needs of those living and working on the streets. Their vision is to see cities transformed and lives holistically restored through their ministry of compassion and loving relationship. From approximately 10 p.m. to 1 a.m., Broken

New Housing In Hollywood – Michael’s Village

Early this year Step Up on Second leased up its second housing development in Hollywood providing permanent supportive housing to over 30 chronically homeless individuals living on the streets and grappling with a mental illness. Several of our participants benefitted from the new project and are now off the street thanks to the great work


QueensCare provides accessible healthcare for uninsured as well as low-income individuals and families. Once a week QueensCare nurses use an office at the Center to provide needed medical treatment and medical referrals for our participants, many of whom are in failing health. At times this intervention has saved someones life. The nurses with QueensCare not only

Renovating the Center – Almost There!

The Center’s board has worked diligently for over five years to secure the funding needed to rehabilitate and provide a long-over due upgrade to the Center’s facilitates. The project would not only provide needed infrastructure improvements like new wiring and plumbing; it will also make needed changes to the space configuration to better facilitate the

Natalie Christina & Yoga Group

Natalie Christina is a committed volunteer at the Center and bring her talents to share the gift of yoga with our participants.

Nathan & Poetry Group

Nathan Sheets is our program manager and facilitates our weekly poetry group.