Transitional Shelter


Affordable housing remains one of society’s most crucial critical  problems. Over 90,000 people sleep in shelters or on the streets each night in Southern California. Every day we receive 4-5 phone calls requesting shelter from other social service agencies making referrals or from the clients themselves. So many times we have to say "Sorry but we have no openings right now."


Transitional Shelter Program

House of Yahweh

The House of Yahweh (HOY) operates 11 units of transitional housing, which are filled all the time. The maximum stay is 2 years but our goal is to get these clients into independent living much sooner. Several clients have received  their section 8 voucher  and moved into stable living. That is the ultimate goal.

To be homeless is tragic--not to have a safe place to "hang one's hat", a place of refuge, a place of privacy. In a small way, HOY with its supporters is reaching out trying to help people by housing them in our units, by referring them to other shelters and sometimes just listening to a person's story knowing that there is nothing we can do for them except offering them words of hope and encouragement. Let us remember that it is a corporal work of mercy to "shelter the homeless".


HOY serves high functioning clients: Single men and women, single parents with children, couples with children, couples and seniors.  Before accepting a person or family into our program they have to be interviewed carefully and screened. Clients must be free from drugs and alcohol for a minimum of a year and be attending AA meetings. They also cannot be a current victim of domestic abuse or a mental patient. HOY does not have the trained staff to handle these above mentioned social problems.

What Conditions May Lead to Homelessness?

Reasons for homelessness may include those listed below.  There are many other reasons why people end up on the streets and need assistance not mentioned here.

  • Abandonment - a spouse leaves (usually the bread winner) and the other is left with children and little possibility of paying the rent and bills.
  • No family back up—some parents "kick" their children out of their house once they reach 18 or graduate from high school and tell them to get out on their own.
  • Sickness - Sometimes a person is abandoned because the spouse can't take care of the illness, or one of the parents experiences a long illness that eats up the finances.
  • No health insurance - this is total disaster, especially if a member of the family is suffering from a terminal disease over a long period of time.
  • Loss of a job or long term unemployment or long worker strikes can cause loss of homes, evictions, etc.
  • Catastrophic disasters or accidents touch all areas of society causing immediate reversals of fortune. Some people are covered by insurance or have a bank roll for backup; others are less fortunate.

It takes over $8,000 dollars per year to operate a Transitional Housing Trailer.  We turn people in need away every day. Can you help support a trailer?





A Message from Angie Pacheco, Executive Director


The House of Yahweh has been serving your poor neighbors in South Bay Los Angeles for 35 years; your support of this mission  makes this possible. Feeding the hungry, providing clothing and household goods to the poor or helping the homeless to improve their lives is the service we offer to our community.


Today we are at a crossroad in our service to the poor. Our financial outlook is bleak unless we can substantially increase cash donations. Please help us to continue the House of Yahweh's good works by making a monthly cash donation; small amounts are fine but we need many new donors all helping to keep the mission going. Thank you.

Contact Information


4046 Marine Avenue

Lawndale, CA 90260


Phone: +310-675-1384

Fax:     + 310-644-1337

E-mail: apacheco@hoy-southbay.org

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The House of Yahweh (HOY) is a non-profit charitable corporation, providing a variety of services for the poor and needy in the South Bay community.  HOY rules for acceptance and participation in our program are the same for everyone without regard to race, color, national origin, age, sex or handicap.