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Bruin Shelter

Bruin Shelter is a UCLA undergraduate volunteer organization that operates a shelter for students experiencing houselessness in the greater Los Angeles area. They create a safe and supportive environment for all, provide basic resources, and help students pursue their academic goals.

General Info

Times vary. Please see resource website for more information.
Undergraduate Graduate & Professional

Contact Info



  • Apply to Join - Find information about how to apply to volunteer with Bruin Shelter.
  • Resident Application - Apply to become a resident and Bruin Shelter, available to any college student experiencing homelessness between the ages of 18 and 24.
  • Remote Case Management - Learn about how to get paired with a case manager to provide assistance with social services, alternative housing, financial aid, and more.
  • Additional Resources - Find additional shelters and services in the LA area.
  • The Backpack Project - Learn how to help assemble hygiene, clothing, and medical kits that will be donated be to organizations that service the unhoused community in the greater Los Angeles region.
  • LA Food Panel - Find information about panel meetings hosted by Bruin Shelter addressing food and housing insecurity and featuring community service organizations in Los Angeles.
  • LA Housing Panel - Learn about panel meetings hosted by Bruin Shelter addressing how the COVID-19 pandemic has and is disproportionately affecting people experiencing homelessness.
  • LA Healthcare Panel - Find information about a panel on healthcare accessibility for the unhoused community in Los Angeles hosted by Bruin Shelter.