What is the Winter Shelter Program (WSP)?

Winter Shelter Program (WSP)

  • Sponsored by LAHSA, the Winter Shelter Program is held annually, between November 1 and March 31, to protect people experiencing homelessness during Los Angeles's colder months. 
  • Winter shelters are located throughout Los Angeles County. operate 24 hours a day, and offer overnight shelter, meals, showers, and case management services.
  • The Augmented Winter Shelter Program (AWSP) is a subset program of WSP as it provides low-barrier, safe, and supportive emergency shelters for individuals experiencing homelessness but is "activated" during severe cold and wet weather conditions also known as inclement weather. The program aims to protect individuals from contracting hypothermia, pneumonia, and any medical or health-related conditions induced because of extreme cold and wet weather.

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