Cold Weather
The reality is stark: more than 40,000+ individuals in Los Angeles are without shelter, forced to endure the harsh elements day and night. The myth that our city’s warmth offers protection against the perils of homelessness is shattered by the grim truth—hypothermia has led to more deaths here than in New York or San Francisco. The bitter irony is undeniable: in a city known for its Mediterranean climate, the risk of hypothermia persists even at temperatures as seemingly moderate as 50 degrees Fahrenheit.

The toll of homelessness extends far beyond statistics; it is a devastating societal tragedy. Every night, between 4 and 6 individuals experiencing homelessness in LA County perish on the unforgiving streets. Their deaths are not merely statistics—they are a stark reminder of our collective failure to provide shelter, compassion, health services and dignity to those in need.

In the face of such adversity, Hope the Mission remains steadfast in our mission to bring EVERYONE indoors. We recognize that shelter is not merely a matter of physical comfort—it is the first step toward addressing the underlying causes of homelessness and restoring hope for a better future.

As you enjoy the warmth and security of your home this winter, I ask you to remember those who still suffer on the streets of Los Angeles. Your generosity has the power to transform lives, offering warmth, shelter, and life transformation to those who need it most.

Please consider making a generous gift to Hope the Mission today. Your support will allow us to continue our vital work, providing sanctuary to those who have nowhere else to turn.