Welcome to the Westside Coalition
Learn More about WC
The Westside Coalition (WC) is an alliance of over 40 organizations, public agencies and faith communities committed to ending hunger and homelessness through service coordination, public education and advocacy.
WC is a non-profit volunteer organization that operates under the administrative umbrella of Community Partners. We were founded in 1982 to serve the Westside of Los Angeles County and are the oldest coalition in the county working on behalf of the homeless. Throughout our history, the WSHC has proven to be an effective tool in providing high-quality programs and services for those in need in our community.
This Year's Bowlathon was a Success!
Every year the Bowlathon gets better and better! This year we had new sponsors and businesses joining us and had a blast! Thank you to every person who contributed, bowled, sponsored or just came to watch; we appreciate your support so much. Thank you for making this year's event the most hysterically fun and successful! We couldn't do it without such great support in this beloved community. Check out these photos. (Photos on the event's page)
The Westside Coalition meets every third Thursday at Mt. Olive Lutheran Church in Santa Monica:
1343 Ocean Park Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90405. All are welcome, you don't need to be a member to visit the meeting.
Click here to read about this month's meeting.
Want to become a member? To learn more about the benefits of being a coalition member click here.
Coordinated Entry System CES
The Coalition is actively involved in the Coordinated Entry System, CES. To date over 1600 homeless individuals have been assessed in SPA 5 (Westside) alone. Since the pilot program began approximately 500 of the most vulnerable homeless individuals living in on the streets in our area have been housed with the appropriate intervention. SPA 5 CES works with 19 agencies collaboratively through coordinated assessment, coordinated assistance and coordinated case management. The Coalition is actively engaged in CES as the Director, Darci Niva, is SPA 5's Community Organizer. We are proud to be participating in CES. More Information