• Estimated Number of Homeless in Los Angeles 46,874

  • Serving Over 1,000 Hot Meals Each Month

    There are about 46,874 homeless men, women, and children in Los Angeles

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    Providing meaningful family outings for homeless Parents and Children

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Each month we distribute water and prepare and serve over 1,000 hot meals to those who live in the Skid Row community. We collect and distribute donations of clothing, shoes, warm blankets, personal care items, etc. Every donated item goes directly to those in need.


Most of the individuals that we serve have been affected by abuse, addiction, mental illness, depression, physical disabilities, financial struggles, and displacement. They range in age from new born to the elderly and are comprised of men, women and children. Homelessness affects all of us in one way or another and does not discriminate. Caring for people, our community and the world is our social responsibility. It's a privilege we embrace.


The estimated number of homeless men, women and children in LA County area is approx. 46,874. A 5.7% increase from 2015 (44,359). The problem is real and each number represents a real person that could easily be a family member, friend or coworker. Every person has his or her reasons: domestic violence, mental illness, addiction, poor finances, or simply born into poverty.

Some find emergency shelters. Some are working their way toward self-sufficiency in transitional housing. Others sleep on the streets or in abandoned buildings.

Upcoming Events

Sunday, June 23

Our Next Events held at San Julian Park in 2019 will be @ 9:30 Sunday, June 23rd.  Thank you to the Los Angeles Department of Parks & Recreation for the wonderful accommodations!!! WHAT WE DO AT SKID ROW: We serve approximately 700-1000 meals, perform 50-100 haircuts (performed by local beauty school students) and hand out ...

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Sunday, May 19, 2019

Sunday, May 19, 2019

Thank you everyone who participated at today’s event in serving more than 700 meals today, some in the rain, and to the Los Angeles Department of Parks & Recreation for the wonderful accommodations!!! Our Next Events held at San Julian Park in 2019 will be @ 9:30 Sunday, June 23rd, July 28th, August 25th, September 29th, ...

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Sunday, April 28, 2019

Sunday, April 28, 2019

Hello to the Volunteers for our April event!  The event will held at 9:30 am Sunday April 28th at San Julian Park  312 E 5th Street Los Angeles, CA 90013.  For those of you who have attended the past events, it’s just up the (5th) street from the old location on the left 1 block away. ...

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Words from those who volunteer.

  • -Patrick Pattie Taesali

    “CHILO Foundation gives us the opportunity to help our brothers and sisters who have fallen onto hard times. All we have to do is show up and give a helping hand. Thank you CHILO for all that you do !!”

    -Patrick Pattie Taesali
  • -Yvette Cooper Zepeda

    “I took my 12 year old with me to volunteer and help those In need, it was a very rewarding experience. Chilo Foundation is very organized from the beginning till the end. I will definitely volunteer again.”

    -Yvette Cooper Zepeda
  • – Maira Saldaña Cisneros

    “Chilo Foundation has given me the opportunity to assist those in need while not having economic resources. It made me understand that helping others is more than something to do. It represents a blessful opportunity to teach my daughter how to have empathy for others and always acknowledge the importance of giving back in the name of the Father.”

    – Maira Saldaña Cisneros
  • “Seeing so many unfortunate homeless people coming from all walks of lives, I had the opportunity to see first hand the gratitude each person had as CHILO foundation supplied a nice warm meal and clothing…
    I admired the team that has been providing these services and it is Heart warming to be part of this supportive system.
    Thank you for allowing me to be a part of this journey. I look forward to continuing to support and as well bring in more donations and support to this worthy cause.. .
    God BLESS everyone and their families!!!”

    – Henry M. Rivera
  • – A Hondo Amaya

    “Truly from the heart for those who have fallen on hard times. Thank God for the Volunteers giving their time and sharing the Heart of “Chilo””

    – A Hondo Amaya


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