WE'RE HERE FOR YOU

Handle With Care is a registered nonprofit organization dedicated to assisting the homeless community throughout Los Angeles, with a focus on West Hollywood and Hollywood. We provide care packages to people who are experiencing homelessness, filled with food, personal care items, and resource guides while we make a personal connection to each person we meet.

 
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WE'RE HERE FOR YOU

Handle With Care is a non-profit organization dedicated to assisting the homeless community throughout Los Angeles, with a focus on West Hollywood and Hollywood. We provide care packages to homeless individuals, filled with foods, personal care items, and resource guides along with a friendly hello and conversation.

OUR MISSION

The mission of handle with care is to help people who are homeless with their daily needs while also acting as a bridge to other services and opportunities to improve their lives.

In a perfect world, there wouldn’t be a single person living on our streets. Until that day comes, there are people that need our help. To fulfill our mission, we pack and distribute care packages that help people with their daily needs while they are without housing. Handle With Care also advocates for public policies that support individuals who are homeless and promote affordable housing.

 

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VOLUNTEER & DONATE

You can help people who are experiencing homelessness with your time, resources, and ideas

If you are interested in volunteering, please contact us through the website or send an email to: handlewithcareLA@gmail.com. A volunteer coordinator will be in touch as soon as we can.

As a 501(c)3 non-profit, registered with the federal government and the State of California, we are always in need of donations of money or resources. A typical care package includes:

Non-perishable foods, fresh fruit, bottled water, and personal care items (band aids, socks, sunscreen, hand sanitizer, deodorant) and more.

Financial donations are tax deductible and can be made by check, cash, or a donation directly at our bank (contact us for this information).

 

Our Story

Kellan Martz

President

Tyler Gutowsky

Vice President

Ted Morales

Secretary

Arsenio St. John Santos

Treasurer

Matt Fritch

Director of Community and Civic Engagement

FIVE FRIENDS – SEEING A NEED IN THE COMMUNITY.

In January 2018, five friends gathered over a meal and discussed the issues of homelessness in our community and beyond. We decided to be the change instead of just talking about the problem. We gathered funds, organized friends, and hit the streets in February 2018 for our first distribution of care packages. Since then, we have engaged hundreds of volunteers, distributed thousands of care packages, organized fundraisers, and connected with hundreds of amazing people living on the streets. Get involved – we need you.

CONTACT US

The mission of handle with care is to help homeless individuals on the streets while acting as a bridge between the streets and the opportunities available to help people transition off the streets.
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