Skid Row is a neighborhood of Downtown Los Angeles defined by Alameda Street and Main Street on the east and west sides, 3rd St. on the north, and 7th St. on the south. At the end of the 19th century, a number of residential hotels opened in the area as it became home to temporary seasonal laborers. By the 1930s Skid Row was home to as many as 10,000 homeless people. As social services became available in the neighborhood, other people who needed help were drawn from neighboring areas and began to congregate on the streets nearby. Over the year, various rehabilitation projects have slowly improved the area such as by making low-income apartments available to the homeless population. The community is served by 10 L.A. County Metropolitan Transportation Authority bus lines. Some of the other nearby Downtown neighborhoods are the Financial District, The Historic Core, the Old Bank District, the Arts District, and Little Tokyo. Housing in the area consists mostly of apartments, condominiums, and lofts. Some of the nearby attractions are the Walt Disney Concert Hall, The Broad, the Geffen Museum of Contemporary Art, and the Grand Central Market.
The Union Rescue Mission which was established in 1891, is the oldest organization helping the homeless in Los Angeles. This not for profit faith-based mission was founded by Lyman Stewart, president and founder of Union Oil Company. Originally operating out of horse pulled wagons, the agency now offers housing and rehabilitation programs from its 5 story building on South San Pedro Street- rooms are available for both families with children and individuals for a total of 1,000 people each night. Staff and volunteers from the mission help to run additional winter shelter sites at the armories in Burbank, West LA, Culver City and add over 100 beds to the downtown facility for a total of 570 extra beds, for the three coldest and rainiest months of December to March.
Opened in 1914, the Midnight Mission has helped to improve the area by supporting the self-sufficiency of transient men, women, and children with emergency services, 12-step recovery, family housing, job training, education and workforce development programs. The founder of the mission, Tom Liddecoat, also known as the “Father of the poor”, was a successful businessman and lay minister. He began helping homeless men by offering them a meal at midnight after evening church services, and thus the name Midnight Mission was coined. In 2012 alone, the mission served over one million meals the the homeless and needy of Los Angeles.
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