Bring Real Change to Homelessness

Homelessness affects everyone in our community. With the rise in people living without a home, many Santa Monicans are wondering what they can do to help. Often, giving spare change seems like the simplest way to start, but it unfortunately doesn't connect individuals to social services that could lead to permanent housing.


Instead, consider Text Support, a text-based giving program through Downtown Santa Monica, Inc. that routes your donation to local agencies providing homeless services like housing, counseling and other support. To date, more than $280,000 has been donated.


Grants are distributed annually at the Westside Coalition's Success Breakfast recognizing those who have made it out of homelessness and the agencies that have helped them on their journey. DTSM, Inc. uses the California Community Foundation to evaluate grant applications and select recipients. 


Past recipients include Westside Food Bank, CLARE Foundation, Step Up on Second, Chrysalis and Upward Bound House.



How to give:

Text "support" to 310.494.7011.

You will be sent a link to confirm your donation.

Or use the Text Support donation portal at the bottom of this page. 


For more information on how you can join Santa Monica's effort to address homelessness visit