Cardinal Manning Center (CMC)

The CMC is a homeless shelter in downtown Los Angeles’ Skid Row area that offers a comprehensive program for adult men experiencing homelessness. The program utilizes both ‘Housing First’ and ‘Harm Reduction’ evidence based approaches to successfully transition residents off the streets and into housing.

The CMC provides stable and secure transitional housing, and intensive case management supportive services aimed at addressing individualized needs, including permanent housing search and placement, medical and other healthcare needs, education, job training and placement referrals, and other assistance.  For admission consideration, applicants must attend a mandatory Orientation Session held the first Monday of each month @ 1:00 p.m.

For information about our services contact us at 213-229-9971 or email us at

Some of the services at the CMC:


Emergency Men’s Transition Service

The CMC provides emergency, transitional shelter beds and intensive case management services to homeless men. Each resident, in addition to receiving a safe and secure place to stay, with meals, and shower facilities, is provided with his own case manager skilled in helping identify and develop individually tailored case plans to address all their needs.  These may include primary and/or mental health and substance use treatment, socialization, legal, education, job training and placement, benefits establishment, permanent housing search and placement, and other needs.  The CMC staff works with an array of other community partners to collaboratively aid residents get the services they need to make a meaningful and sustained positive change in their lives.

Day Center Community Services

The CMC provides community, drop-in services that offer support to individuals in meeting basic daily needs and referrals and linkages to supportive services.   The community center offers a rest area to provide sound respite from the streets, and services created to enhance an individual’s capacity toward positive change. Services include light breakfast and sack lunches, access to telephone, computer services, restrooms, and drinking water, transportation assistance, DMV voucher issuance to obtain California ID at no fee, group activities, and referral information that support these areas:

  • Health and mental health: nutrition, exercise, awareness, etc.
  • Women’s Issues:
  • Men’s Issues
  • Legal clinic referrals: immigration, etc.,
  • Housing: Monthly housing fair, tenant/owner rights and responsibilities
  • Financial literacy
  • Transportation resources: Bus tokens and vouchers
  • Community resources
  • Computer skills training
  • Personal development
  • Socialization