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New Directions Oasis for Veteran Women – Los Angeles, CA
11303 Wilshire Blvd. VA Bldg. 116
Los Angeles, CA
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Supportive Housing, Veteran Housing, Transitional housing

New Directions For Veterans


New Directions Oasis for Veteran Women

New Directions for Veterans is a nonprofit organization that has helped our nation’s heroes successfully address the challenges of life after military service since 1992. Located in two homes in Mar Vista, New Directions Oasis for Veteran Women specializes in serving displaced female veterans and dependents of veterans and offers the following services:

Transitional Housing and Case Management

– Programs for both men and women who have served
– Clean, safe, RENT FREE rooms
– Meals are provided Substance Abuse Support and Other Support Groups

– Holistically prepares veterans to transition from homelessness to housing
– 12-Step and Relapse Prevention, Anger Management, Wellness, Independent Living Skills, Seeking Safety
Mental Health Services

– Individual and group therapies
– Treatment for PTSD, including EMDR
– Other psychotherapies Workforce Development

– Employment preparation workshops
– Resume preparation and mock interviews
– Short-term training opportunities
– Job coaching and placement assistance

Free Legal Advice

– Coordination with Veterans Courts
– General legal issues with tickets and warrants
– Family law, including divorce and child support
– Benefits and service upgrade assistance

Affordable Housing Services

– Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF)
– At risk for homelessness/eviction prevention
– Move-in deposit assistance
– Referrals to Permanent Supportive Housing

Donation Requests by New Directions Oasis for Veteran Women:

We gratefully accept donations of new or gently used furniture or household goods.

New Directions for Veterans


Physical Address

11303 Wilshire Blvd., VA Bldg. 116
Los Angeles, CA 90073-1003

Mailing Address
P.O. Box 25536
11420 Santa Monica Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90025

Phone: (310) 914-4045
Fax: (310) 914-5495

Email: [email protected]


General Referrals
Call (310) 914-5966 and ask to speak with an Assessment Center staff person

Referrals to our Oasis for Veteran Women
Contact Sharon McClendon at (310) 398-0191 or (310) 709-5871

Outreach Services
Contact Anthony Belcher at (310) 914-4045, ext. 300

(310) 398-0191 or (310) 709-5871
924 East Main Street
Columbus, OH
Transitional Housing, Non Profit Organization, shelter

Friends Of The HomelessFriends Of The Homeless

Friends of the Homeless provides residential support to homeless men and women through shelters, transitional housing, and permanent supportive housing. Since 1983, Friends of the Homeless has provided residents with the opportunity to reestablish themselves as members of the Columbus community.

In 2006, Friends of the Homeless merged with Southeast, Inc. As a result of this, Friends has been able to retain its role in the community and maintain the mission and vision established in 1983.


Administrative Offices
924 East Main Street
Columbus, OH 43205-2338
614.360.0251(v) 614.253.7341(f)
Mary’s Safe House
Mary’s Safe House
P.O. Box 1373
Hebron, Ohio 43025
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Non Profit Organization, Shelter

Mary's Safe HouseMary’s Safe House

Our Vision: To offer a safe stable home for homeless single mothers. We will identify the steps needed for them to achieve and maintain stability in their own homes.
Our Mission: To end poverty for single mothers and their children. We will offer a warm and loving home with financial guidance, stability, clothing, personal needs, divorce support, mental health needs, help with job placement, and partner with the Community to make sure these mothers receive everything possible and necessary to becoming independent stable mothers.

Volunteers Requests by Mary’s Safe House: Yes, please visit out website to get more information on becoming a volunteer. Fill our the form and we will get back to you, as soon as possible.

Donation Requests by Mary’s Safe House: Financial donations are needed to keep us up and running on a daily basis. We are working on getting our 501 (c)(3) – so until then we are not able to apply for grants for help.

For 24 hour service, in case of an emergency, please call:

Tressa Spires (CEO/FOUNDER) – 614-743-4774

Tennille VanDeWater  (EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR) – 740-755-9710


Lancaster, OH 43130


Marys Safe House
900 Harvey Ct.
Columbus, OH
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Emergency family shelter and services.

YWCA - Emergency ShelterYWCA Family Center

The YWCA Family Center provides emergency shelter and critical services to stabilize homeless families in central Ohio. A national model, more than 70% of our families find housing within 25 days of entering the program.

Mission To assist our families with rapid re-housing, we offer a breadth of services under one roof:

Direct family assistance
Our families receive healthy meals, warm beds, basic need items, and transportation assistance while they stay with us.

Family advocate
Each family is assigned a family advocate who assists with housing, job counseling and services for children. Parents receive an education in economic development to increase their standard of living.

Ohio benefit bank site
One of the first things parents do on site at the Family Center is register for government benefits such as: food stamps, social security benefits, Medicaid/medicare.

Parents spend their days searching for jobs and housing knowing their children are in award-winning childcare programs. Because of our partner, Project Connect, and our value on learning for life, students are bussed to their school of origin during their Family Center stay.

900 Harvey Ct.

Columbus, OH 43219

(614) 253-7970

(614) 253-7970