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The City of Hermosa Beach has partnered with the South Bay Cities Council of Governments (SBCCOG) and People Assisting the Homeless (PATH) to provide life-changing services to homeless individuals throughout the South Bay community. As a result of this collaborative, regional effort, homeless individuals in our community now have access to local and tailored services through an outreach and dispatch hotline, housing assistance, mental health care, and employment services. 

Contact Us

  • PATH Hotline - (562) 457-0205 or e-mail: southbay@epath.org
    Anyone experiencing homelessness in our region, and/or concerned residents/business owners that would like to call for non-emergency services for a particular individual are encouraged to call our Hotline number or e-mail us. Outreach hours are Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. If you get our voicemail, please leave a detailed message with your name, a call back number, your location, and we'll call you back as soon as possible!
  • Mental Evaluation Team - (310) 524-2750 - Police Department Dispatch
    The City of Hermosa Beach, in partnership with the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health (LACDMH) and the cities of Redondo Beach and Manhattan Beach, is proud to provide mental evaluation services through compassionate field intervention. In 2017, these four agencies launched the Beach Cities Mental Evaluation Team (MET). MET is a co-response model to respond to 911 calls or requests from field patrol officers to assist with calls for service regarding mentally-ill persons. Each team consists of one officer and one mental health clinician. For more information regarding Mental Evaluation Team services, please visit the LACDMH webpage.

Homeless Counts

With the assistance of several dedicated volunteers, the City participates in annual Greater Los Angeles Homeless Counts in partnership with the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA) and South Bay Coalition to End Homelessness

The next Hermosa Beach Homeless Count will take place on Wednesday, January 22, 2020 from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. in City Council Chambers at 1315 Valley Drive. Sign-up information for volunteers (drivers and counters) will be posted on the website closer to the event date.

City and Service Planning Area 8 (SPA 8) Homeless Count results are below:

City of Hermosa Beach Homelessness Plan

City of Hermosa Beach Homelessness Plan thumbnailOn July 24, 2018, City Council adopted a comprehensive action-oriented Homelessness Plan that will serve as a community roadmap for preventing and combating homelessness locally and regionally. Hermosa Beach's Homelessness Plan is built on the City's existing efforts and established partnerships, its long-term goals for ensuring community safety, a review of existing resources and opportunities, and input from a variety of stakeholders. The plan is broken into five overarching goals, along with supporting actions to achieve those goals; alignment with County strategies; associated policy changes and/or requirements to move goals forward; benchmarks for measuring progress of these actions; respective staff/partner ownership for each category; City resources to be leveraged; and a general timeline for each.

Frequently Asked Questions

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  • Homelessness

    • Does Hermosa Beach have a shelter or other resource for housing the homeless?

    • How many people experiencing homelessness are living in Hermosa Beach? Where are they and are their numbers growing?

    • Is camping permitted in Hermosa Beach? If so, why and where is it legal and illegal?

    • What are some recent examples of successful outcomes of the City’s efforts?

    • What can Hermosa Beach Police or other City officials do to reduce the number of people experiencing homelessness in Hermosa Beach? Can Hermosa Beach Police Officers arrest people living on the streets or move them to another city?

    • What does the Hermosa Beach Police Department do when a person experiencing homelessness commits a crime?

    • What is the City of Hermosa Beach doing to address local homelessness issues?

    • Who can I call to help someone experiencing homelessness who appears to need assistance?