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Los Angeles

Depaul USA operates Casa Milagrosa, a day resource center. Through radical hospitality, we provide a warm and welcoming refuge to people affected by homelessness near MacArthur Park. LA Dax provides supportive services and housing to USC & LA Trade Tech students.

In partnership with the Daughters of Charity, Depaul USA now operates in Los Angeles, CA!

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On any given day more than 69,000 women, men and children experience homelessness in Los Angeles County.  Depaul USA and the Daughters of Charity formed a working group to discern what could be done to address this daunting problem. The working group, comprised of Daughters of Charity, homeless service practitioners and representatives of Depaul USA as well as the local Vincentian family, opened a day center in the Westlake neighborhood as the first project in Los Angeles.

Casa Milagrosa
Casa Milagrosa, a day resource center. Through radical hospitality, we provide a warm and welcoming refuge to homeless people near MacArthur Park. Up to 140 men and women visit daily to receive services that help them overcome their situation.

Casa Milagrosa provides the following services:

  • Case Management
  • Breakfast and Snacks
  • Laundry and Shower Access
  • Referral to medical, dental, and vision services
  • Access to benefits/employment
  • Access to phones, computers, and WiFi
  • Twelve-step Meetings
  • Art and Music therapy sessions
  • Food distribution events and community fairs, plus more.

Los Angeles Dax

LA’s Dax Program opened in November 2023 with a six-bed house. Dax is Depaul USA’s collegiate supportive housing program. LA Dax provides supportive services and housing to USC and LA Trade Tech Technical College students.

Dax provides the following services:

  • Housing
  • Case management
  • Counseling referrals 
  • Transportation assistance 
  • Food stipends
  • Textbook assistance
  • Educational reimbursements 

Click here to learn more about the Dax Program.

One Mission One Goal – No More People on the Streets
Insights from Depaul USA Los Angeles

Upcoming Projects in Los Angeles:

St. Vincent Parish: We are managing a working group at St. Vincent Parish conducting a needs assessment for the community. This group will determine what services are needed in the parish and work to provide those services.

Meet our Team at Casa Milagrosa & Dax

Guillermo Vidaurri (Memo)

Los Angeles
Director

t: 213-294-2440 x 44

Martha Hidalgo

Associate Director /
Head Case Manager

t: 213-294-2440 x 41

Gabriel Partida

Communications and
Volunteer Coordinator

t: 213-294-2440

Volunteer Opportunities at Casa Milagrosa

If you are looking to join an organization that is guest-focused, promotes access to food, showers, laundry and strengthens communities, then Casa Milagrosa is for you!

Our volunteers work directly with guests through a variety of opportunities such as:

  • Serving hot breakfast and coffee
  • Dining room maintenance
  • Creating food distribution bags
  • Walking guests to and from our shower and laundry site

Interested click here!

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