Westside Shelter & Hunger Coalition

Committed to Ending Hunger and Homelessness

New Website Coming!

by admin - December 15th, 2013

917-368-2364Westside Shelter & Hunger Coalition has been laboring to create a new website. The countdown begins… New site goes live in 7 days!

Celebrating Success Breakfast A Huge Success!

by admin - November 26th, 2013

The Westside Shelter & Hunger Coalition wishes to extend a heartfelt thank you to the Coalition’s partner agencies, the community, the sponsors and the honorees for another stellar Success Breakfast. The Breakfast is the perfect snapshot of what this Coalition is all about: working together to positively impact members of our community who have struggled. We cannot express how much we appreciate the generosity of our sponsors, that give so much to make this event happen. And we are eternally indebted to the agencies, organizations and faith communities that make up the Coalition and labor tirelessly to serve the individuals and families in the community. The honoree’s stories of success is the catalyst that keeps this Coalition going, thank you! Also, special thanks to the Gentry Group for their hard work and talent that makes the Success Breakfast the outstanding event that it is each year.

2013 Celebrating Success Breakfast October 25! Save the Date!

by admin - October 8th, 2013
WSHC’s 18th Annual Celebrating Success breakfast will held on Friday, October 25, 2013 from 7:30 AM – 9:30 AM at the Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows, 101 Wilshire Boulevard, in Santa Monica.

The Breakfast celebrates formerly homeless clients of WSHC member agencies. Last year, 27 clients received awards for their accomplishments in overcoming challenges and becoming self-sufficient.  Local businesses and civic organizations are also honored for their enthusiasm and support of coalition member agencies. 

Proceeds from ticket sales and sponsorships help support the work of the coalition.

We would like to acknowledge and extend appreciation to this year’s sponsors:

BENEFACTOR: Saint John’s Health Center

MENTOR:  Downtown Santa Monica

PATRONS:    Kehillat Israel; The Parish of St. Matthew; RAND Corporation; EastWest Bank; Los Angeles County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky

FRIENDS:  Nola & George Mihlsten; Kevin F. McCardle; City of Santa Monica; City of West Hollywood;  Leo Baeck Temple; Mount Olive Lutheran Church; Debra Farmer, St. Monica Catholic Community, Whitehouse Post

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2013 Homeless Memorial Service

by admin - October 8th, 2013

Interfaith Celebration of Life:
Remembering homeless community members who have passed away during the past year will be held on Sunday, October 27, 2013 at 2:30 pm at Christine Reed Park, 1133 7th Street, Santa Monica, California. (Corner of Lincoln Blvd. and California St.)

Sponsored by
St. Monica Catholic Community and
The Westside Shelter & Hunger

To add a name to the memorial list for 2013, contact Hilda at email hilda@7879851882

For more information email info@westsideshelter.org or call 310-314-0071.

SuperBowl-A-Thon 17 – A Great Success!

by admin - January 3rd, 2013

Thanks to all who made this the most successful SBAT!

You Can Always Participate and Help Raise Funds

There are 2 options to Donate:

1) CHECK: Via check payable to Community Partners fbo Westside Shelter and mailed to:

WSHC, P.O. Box 7411, Santa Monica, CA 90406-7411

2) CREDIT CARD: Via credit card using Paypal by clicking below.


Share Your Participation in the Event & Help Raise Funds

“Like” our Facebook page, share it and encourage your friends to make donations on your behalf. Even small amounts add up and make a difference! You can do this all year long!

SuperBowl-A-Thon Facebook Page:(801) 418-7417


Reach Out to Your Family & Friends to Raise Funds… It’s easy!

Register on our Bowler Fundraising Site (no registration fee required for this step), set up your customized fundraising page, set a goal, and quickly and easily reach out to your friends. Challenge yourself and be the top fundraising bowler on your team!

Note: you can log in using your favorite social media site, including Facebook.

Super Bowl-A-Thon Bowler Fundraising Site


About the Event

The event, benefiting the Westside Shelter & Hunger Coalition, takes place at AMF Bay Shore Lanes in Santa Monica. This bowling marathon brings the private and public sectors together with local social service agencies to raise funds for the eradication of homelessness on the Westside of Los Angeles.

Proceeds benefit the Westside Shelter & Hunger Coalition’s efforts to strengthen services to homeless and at-risk, men, women and families through education, advocacy and service coordination.

This year we had over 550 bowlers!

If you have any questions about the event, contact swarthy.

2013 “Presenting Sponsor” is the Kiwanis Club of Santa Monica. “Perfect Game Sponsor” is CapitalSource Bank. “Strike” sponsors: Downtown Santa Monica, The Lobster, Morley Builders, Santa Monica Convention and Visitors Bureau, Santa Monica Police Officers’ Association and Santa Monica Firefighters Association. “Spare” level sponsors are: Coalition of Santa Monica City Employees, Harding Larmore Kutcher & Kozal LLP, JW Marriott Santa Monica, Santa Monica Chamber of Commerce, Tooley Interests, LLC, Hotel Erwin, Santa Monica Place, Fairmont Miramar Hotel and The Salvation Army Haven

Top 2013 Fundraisers: Jim Harris and Wayne von der Mehden of Santa Monica Pier Restoration Corp. over $2,300!