About Cardinal Manning Center

On any given night in Los Angeles . . .

     
  • Just over 43,000 people are homeless, almost 20% of these families with children, the highest homeless population for any major metropolitan area in the country.
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  • Another 16% to 20% of homeless adults are employed in low paying jobs.
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  • 42% are chronically homeless individuals having one or more serious handicaps such as mental illness, substance abuse, or a physical disability.
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  • 18% of L.A. County residents and 25% of L.A. County’s children live below the poverty line.

     
  • 73% of low-income renters pay more than 50% of their earnings in rent.

For more than 50 years now. the Cardinal Manning Center has been a constant, reliable presence for homeless people in the Skid Row Area of Downtown Los Angeles. The Center’s primary goals are to enable homeless men and women with children to:

     
  • stabilize their life circumstances
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  • regain their self-sufficiency, and

     
  • find permanent housing & employment

The Center accomplishes these goals by providing it’s clients with:

     
  • case-management
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  • employment counseling
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  • group discussion sessions          
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  • budgeting & financial counseling
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  • individual therapy
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  • computer room
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  • transportation expenses to work and    

     
  • client advocacy and referral services for accessing permanent housing & other crucial social services.