Our Mission is to provide working poor families, as well as homeless men, women and children of all ages, with the inner resources and tools to become productive, stable and self-supporting members of the community.
Education & Vocational Services
Workforce development helps low-income Angelenos achieve financial self-sufficiency and enriched childcare starts toddlers and preschoolers off on the right foot in life.
We help homeless and at-risk individuals and families find and keep permanent housing.
Therapy and other support help clients impacted by mental health issues lead fuller, more independent lives.
Outreach & Engagement
Street teams, walk-in centers, and food assistance serve as gateways to help people access housing and other resources.
Early Learning Center
St. Joseph Center Early Learning Program provides quality care to children in an emotionally nurturing and intellectually stimulating environment.Learn More
Culinary Training Program
The Culinary Training Program breaks the cycle of poverty by giving individuals with barriers to employment the skills they need to succeed in the food service industry.Explore
CodeTalk prepares women with barriers to employment for technology careers by teaching them how to code and build websites.Learn More
Homeless families and individuals placed in safe, permanent housing.
Women and men graduated from our job training programs - 75% of whom found jobs!
Women and men received life-changing mental health services to improve stability, self-sufficiency, and quality of life.
Hot, nutritious meals served to homeless men and women at our Bread and Rose Café.
In their own words
“I worried about my family not having anything for us to eat. I don’t know what we would have done without St. Joseph Center.”
Food Pantry Client
“At first I didn’t want to go… But I don’t think I could have done this without help.”
Homeless Service Center Client
“I feel like I’m a human being again.”
Housing Services Client
“St. Joseph Center helped me realize there is a better life out there for me.“
“I’m very hopeful that my family is going to be healthier, because now we cook fresh vegetables!”
Food Pantry Client
“I’m looking forward to the next chapter. I couldn’t have done it without St. Joseph Center.”
Bread & Roses Café Client