City Help (Los Angeles, CA)


  • Name:Ms. Patricia Ovando
  • Title:Executive Director

Organization Address

  • Organization Name:City Help
  • Address:2301 Bellevue Ave
    Los Angeles, CA 90026
    United States

Organization Phone

  • Main phone:213-273-7128
  • Main fax:213.273.7193

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  • Mission:
  • The mission of City Help is to empower the homeless, at-risk, and underserved communities in the inner cities of Los Angeles by providing social services and intervention programs.

  • History:
  • Founded in 1997, City Help is located in the Rampart District of Los Angeles and was initially created to address the growing healthcare needs and disappearing health care availability for the city’s homeless, uninsured, and low-income residents. The organization soon established programs to meet the nutritional needs of the city’s food insecure population; provide a safe and supportive place for youth; and to help the city’s youth prepare to enter the workforce.

    Through innovative mobile programs City Help is able to offer critical services to distressed Los Angeles communities. To date, City Help has provided free health care to over 19,000 patients, distributed over 31,000 tons of food, and has had nearly 1,000 children participate in its youth center programs.

    Through innovative mobile programs City Help is able to provide critical services to multiple distressed communities. City Help’s programs include:

    • A Mobile Medical Clinic that provides free comprehensive medical care and prescriptions to the uninsured.

    • A Mobile Food Truck program that delivers bagged groceries of USDA and rescued foods to homeless, low-income and food insecure families at 32 sites throughout the inner city of Los Angeles. Serving an average of 50,000 people per month, recipients include single mothers, families living below the poverty level, disabled individuals, the unemployed and the elderly.

    • A community youth center provides after-school activities, sports leagues and employment opportunities.

    • An Adult Education program including GED preparation, basic skills, career development and job placement.

  • Year established:1997
  • Endowment:Unknown


  • Executive / Trustee board size:5
  • Advisory board size:15
  • Staff size:6

Board and Executive Names

  • Board Members / Trustees:
  • Matthew Barnett

    Gerald (Jed) Nibbelink

    Janie Clark

    E. Daniel Ovando

    Tommy Barnett

  • Executive Director / President:
  • Patricia Ovando, Executive Director

Staff Names

  • Key Staff:
  • Carlos Usmany, Physician’s Assistant
    Alfred Lomas, Food Truck Director
    Petrena Trice, GED Director
    Carlos Usmany, Physicians Assistant
    Alfred Lomas, Food Truck Director


  • Organization type:Grantseeker
  • Country of registration:United States
  • Tax Determination Letter:Received Determination Letter
  • IRS Section:501(c)(3)
  • IRS Subsection:509(a)(1)
  • Tax ID:95-4658573

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IRS Business Master File Information

  • EIN:954658573
  • Organization Name:CITY HELP INC
  • Sort (Secondary) Name:
  • Care Of Name:% PATRICIA OVANDO
  • Organization Address:2301 BELLEVUE AVE
  • Organization City:LOS ANGELES
  • Organization State:CA
  • Organization Zip:90026-4017
  • Group Exemption Number:0000
  • Subsection Code:03
  • Classification Code(s):1
  • Subsection/Classification Desc.:Charitable Organization
  • Affiliation Code:3
  • Ruling Date:April, 1999
  • Deductibility Code:1
  • Foundation Code:15
  • Foundation Code Desc.:Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public 170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
  • Activity Code(s):998
  • Activity Code Desc.(s):Unspecified
  • Organization Code:1 (Corporation)
  • Exempt Org. Status Code:01 (Unconditional Exemption)
  • Tax Period:December, 2016
  • Filing Requirement Category:01 (990 (all other) or 990EZ return)
  • Accounting Period:December
  • NTEE Code:S31
  • Asset Amount:$38,219
  • Asset Code:3 ($25,000 - $99,999)
  • Income Amount:$507,183
  • Income Code:5 ($500,000 - $999,999)
  • 990 Revenue Amount:$507,183
  • Last Updated:3/21/2018 6:57:36 pm

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