Co-Occurring Disorders

First To Serve provides Substance Abuse and Sober Living transitional supportive housing for single men and women. With two locations in the South Los Angeles Area, this program includes...

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Transitional Housing

First To Serve provides Transitional Living support for homeless men and women focused on securing permanent sustainable housing. Participants in our Transitional Living Program have access to all of first to serve resources and programs including...


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Winter Shelter Program

First To Serve will host three  Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority supported 91 day 410 bed Winter Shelter Program operating 7 days a week from 5:00pm–7:00am.

The West and South Los Angeles Winter Shelter will operate from December 1st to March 1st. The Los Angeles Winter Shelter Sites are:

  • South LA: 1177 W. 25th Street - Ward AME - 150 Bed Capacity
  • West LA National Guard Armory: 1300 Federal Ave - 160 Bed Capacity
  • Inglewood Armory, 111 Grosvenor Ave, 100 Bed Capacity
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Our Goals

First To Serve's primary goals are to......

First To Serve Outreach Ministries, Inc. is a Los Angeles based 501(c)(3) non-profit organization serving men, women and families affected by and struggling with substance abuse, domestic violence, and homelessness. For the past 15 years we have used our programs, services and resources to improve the lives of families and individuals throughout South Los Angeles, and Los Angeles County.

We are excited that you have taken the opportunity to learn more about our organization. As you explore our website we hope that our work will inspire the spirit that fills each one of our leadership team, staff, and clients every day.


Community Services

First To Serve, Inc. along with its partner agencies provides outreach, case management, clinical services, medical services, alcohol and drug abuse treatment, mental health treatment, education and other supportive services at a level unparalleled in our community.