Meet Calvert! After the loss of his job and the death of his girlfriend, Calvert became depressed and experienced homelessness on and off for 13 years. Calvert worked with The People Concern to help rebuild his life, and he’s now been housed for over a year!

Calvert shares a piece of his journey to finding a home of his own:

Life on the streets was tough, but then I met Sean, a Case Manager on The People Concern’s E6 Outreach Team. Together, we made a plan to get me to a better place. We shared a common goal to find me a home, and now I have one. Home is my life. My heart. My Soul.

The People Concern is on a mission to improve the quality of life for everyone in the community by giving our homeless neighbors access to the life-saving resources and supportive services needed to overcome poverty, find housing, and truly thrive.

Make a one-time donation, sign up to be a monthly donor, or make a tribute in honor of someone special, and give the gift of hope to those who need it most.


Start a fundraiser for The People Concern!

  1. Start a fundraiser using Facebook
  2. Follow the steps to set up your page
  3. Spread the word and get other involved

100% of the dollars you raise will provide services to our most vulnerable neighbors.

Do something extraordinary!

Sponsor an entire program or interim housing site for any period of time you’d like—be it a day, a week, a month or a year! You can also fund special activities, meals, transportation and more. You can provide over 1,000 warm meals for $3,150.

We’d love to hear your ideas. Email donations@thepeopleconcern.org to discuss further!


In-kind or non-monetary contributions are products or services that you can donate to The People Concern. Your in-kind donations will directly benefit the most vulnerable members of our community and help us direct our funds to other critical needs.

We’re committed to treating all program participants with respect and dignity. We ask that all donations be clean and, if used, in good condition.

Please click here for our current list of the most in demand items and donation criteria.


Hygiene kits helps us satisfy some of the basic needs of our homeless neighbors. Outreach teams distribute these necessities to those they meet in the field, helping them engage and build relationships with homeless individuals and connect them to life-saving services and housing.

Hygiene kits consist of travel-size toiletries inside a Ziploc bag. Items for hygiene kits can be purchased in bulk. Purchased items for hygiene kits here.


Moving into a home is a huge achievement. When our program participants secure permanent housing, we make sure they have the essentials needed to settle into their new home and stay housed for good.

Donations are accepted at the following drop of locations:

1453 16th St.
Santa Monica, CA 90404

2116 Arlington Ave. Ste. 100
Los Angeles, CA 90018

Monday-Friday, 9am-4pm.
To schedule your drop-off or for further information, please email donations@thepeopleconcern.org or call (323) 334-9000.

Beginning January 2022, we will be accepting a maximum of two13-gallon garbage bags or two medium boxes approximately 18" x 16" x 18" per household per drop-off. View our new in-kind donation policy here

We do not currently have a pick-up service.

Shop for a Cause

Your everyday shopping can add up to make a big difference!


AmazonSmile is a simple way to support The People Concern every time you shop, at no cost to you! When you shop on AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible products to the charitable organization of your choice!

Here's How It Works
  1. Visit smile.amazon.com.
  2. Choose The People Concern as your charity.
  3. Buy eligible items on AmazonSmile.
  4. AmazonSmile Foundation gives 0.5% of your purchase.


Through Shop & Support, participating merchants return a portion of each purchase you make, up to 20%. There are no costs to you or us— just shop with your linked credit or debit card as you normally would. Donations will be automatically sent to us on your behalf. Linking your cards is secure via standard bank encryption and your cards will never be charged or stored.

Here's How It Works
  1. Visit shopandsupport.org and choose The People Concern as your charity.
  2. Shop with participating merchants, in-store or online.
  3. Merchants give back up to 20% of your purchase.