In honor of the 10th Anniversary of Giving Tuesday, we are asking our supporters to consider making a $10 donation to help us purchase Target gift cards. Many of our clients come to us with limited resources, and when Ascencia does not have the supplies at the ready in the shelter, we provide a Target gift card to help with an immediate need like medical supplies, work clothes, baby food, and more.

Your Donations Help us Break Down Barriers and Rebuild Lives

With over 69,000 individuals experiencing homelessness in Los Angeles County, we need your help to assist our most vulnerable community members. Your donations allow us to continue providing life-changing programs and service to our clients in need.

With the Holidays approaching, we are raising funds to help us continue our work through the end of the year and into 2023. Donate Now to help us continue our mission of lifting people out of homelessness, one person, one family at a time.

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In-Kind Donations

In-kind donations are any non-monetary donations including goods like food, clothing, computers, services, or use of facilities or equipment at no cost. If you’re looking for a way to give back to your community, in-kind donations are impactful, tangible, and immediate.

Our clients come through our doors often with nothing but the clothes on their back. We like to keep basic clothing, hygiene items, and non-perishable food on hand at all times for our shelter clients. Even after our clients get housed, they are often walking into an empty apartment, with no bed, couch, appliances, or even toilet paper. We want to ensure that our housed clients stay housed. We are proud of our 95% housing retention rate. Your donations make a difference by helping our clients feel at home.

All In Kind Donations that are not sent from Amazon must be pre-approved and dropped off by appointment only. Please fill out our In Kind Donation Request Form if you wish to donate an in-kind gift and a staff member will contact you. You can also email with information and photos of what you want to donate and we will get back to you ASAP. Unfortunately, we are not able to do pick ups. All donations must be dropped off at Ascencia.

At this time we are currently in need of:


  • Non-Perishable canned goods and foods (Please check to make sure items are not expired)
  • Perishable grocery deliveries or grocery drop-off.
  • If you’re interested in becoming a Guest Chef or looking to donate warm meals or brown bag lunches, please visit our volunteer page.



  • New Clothing (All Genders)
    • Warm winter clothing (thermals, jackets, sweats)
    • Work and interview clothing (dress shirts and pants)
  • New Bras and Underwear (HIGH PRIORITY – All Genders, all sizes, L/XL are most requested) 
  • Men’s Shoes (Sizes 10-15)
  • Women’s Shoes (Sizes 7-10)


  • Toddler Bed
  • New Crib
  • Bed frames (Twin, Full, and Queen)
  • New Mattresses (Twin, Full, and Queen)
  • New Bed Sheets (Twin, Full, and Queen)
  • If you’re available to assist with furniture assembly and maintenance, please email:


  • Toilet Paper
  • Paper Towels
  • Hairbrushes/Combs
  • Nail Clippers
  • Chapstick
  • Hygiene Kits
  • Certain Electronics/Appliances


Please note: We only accept new clothing, shoes, bedding, towels, mattresses, and childrens’ items.

You can also order off of our Amazon Wish lists for shelter clients and housed clients. By ordering off our Amazon wishlists, you can see exactly what we need in real time, and send your donations straight to our access center with ease. We will ensure these items get in the right hands. The is by far the easiest way to donate the items we need the most! Just email with details of your order. Thank you.

Move-In Donations


Imagine moving into your new home after being homeless, and having absolutely nothing to unpack — No bed to sleep on, no cups to drink water, and no silverware to eat with. Finding housing is hard enough, but homeless individuals who become housed often have a difficult time acquiring furniture, appliances, and household essentials.

Our Move-In Program allows our Ascencia supporters to kick off our clients’ fresh start by providing them with new household essentials from their Amazon Wishlist.

Sign up for our email newsletter to be alerted when our newly housed clients need your help. You’ll also be the first to hear about our clients’ success stories!