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Circle of Friends

Circle of Friends

8311 S Western Ave, Los Angeles (CA), 90047, United States

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(323) 751-1198

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About Circle of Friends DBA COATS, a 24-hour residential facility serving homeless women and children in Los Angeles County. We are here to make a difference in the life of homeless women and children in this area.
Mission COATS are a 24-hour residential shelter facility serving clients from Los Angeles County. The targeted groups are women with or without children. It will be located in the south central area of the City of Los Angeles, bordering the City of Inglewood. COATS program goals are to provide services and linkages aimed at providing the necessary skills to empower them to take control, responsibility, and direction of their lives. It is expected that clients placed at COATS will have an average stay of 12 months to 18 months.
Since 1994, we have worked closely with community resources and have continuously addressed the needs of our clients, by meeting their educational and vocational needs in the areas of: literacy, basic education, computer training and career development.
Coats propose to work in collaboration with other community organizations
Description COATS are a 24-hour residential shelter facility serving clients from Los Angeles County. The targeted groups are women with or without children. It will be located in the south central area of the City of Los Angeles, bordering the City of Inglewood. COATS program goals are to provide services and linkages aimed at providing the necessary skills to empower them to take control, responsibility, and direction of their lives. It is expected that clients placed at COATS will have an average stay of 12 months to 18 months.
Since 1994, we have worked closely with community resources and have continuously addressed the needs of our clients, by meeting their educational and vocational needs in the areas of: literacy, basic education, computer training and career development.
Coats propose to work in collaboration with other community organizations to provide a continuum of service in education and the economic development corporation, providing a mentor program as role models for our clients.
ASSESSMENT CENTER
Placement counselors will contact the COATS Administrator to arrange client placement. A phone screening will be conducted to determine admission. They will be asked the following :
Name of client
Age and Date of Birth
Social Security Number
Ethnicity
Family information
Placement history
Offense history, substance abuse
Medical information, including medication orders,
TB clearance.


Clients with a history of a serious mental disorder, continued physically aggressive behaviors, and alcohol and drug abuse within the last sixty days will not be admitted.
Upon completion of the phone screening, the COATS Administrator will arrange a time for admission into the program. Upon arrival to the program, the clients will be given an orientation , a tour of the facility, and the Administrator will coordinate the scheduling of assessments to be conducted by COATS professional interdisciplinary staff.

Assessment

The initial, comprehensive assessment of residents are critical
Founded Barbara Okonkwo and Junius Johnson
Products Homeless Women and Chilren
  • 8311 S Western Ave, Los Angeles (CA), 90047, United States
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