Life Skills Education

Life Skills Education ( Homeless Men, Ex-Offenders )


The mission provides adult education services for men and women, including ex-offenders and those who are homeless, living in Los Angeles. The program provides adult basic education, GED preparation, English as a Second Language, life skills education, parenting and anger management classes by certified instructors, and vocational rehabilitation. Professional development classes include Romans, Synoptic Gospels and church history; course credits are transferable to Bible School. The Urban Training Institute (UTI) is a Christian-oriented relational recovery program that utilizes an educational model to provide rehabilitation for homeless men and women, age 18 and older. There are no geographic restrictions.

The UTI program is a two-year residential program. The first year consists of recovery, academic training and community service training tracks. All residential students are required to participate in all three tracks and to maintain compliance with the Institute's zero tolerance for drugs, alcohol, tobacco, violence or threat of violence. UTI's Student Body Assembly elects Student Body Representatives who participate in the Executive Management Team of the Los Angeles Mission.

Second year UTI students are eligible for housing assistance, job search assistance, and other support services.

Anger management, parenting classes and domestic violence classes are court approved. Enrollment, progress and completion letters are provided. The length of courses is dependent on court orders. APPLICATION PROCEDURE Call or walk in to apply; an appointment is preferred for some services. Students who enroll are interviewed and agree to abide by mission regulations. ID is required; check stubs or public benefit verification may be required for some fee eligibility. FEES/PAYMENT SOURCE There are no fees for most services; the life skills education program is set on a sliding scale, based on ability to pay.
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303 E. 5th St.

Los Angeles , CA 90013 (Physical)

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P.O. Box 54059

Los Angeles , CA 90054 (Mailing)

Service hours
Monday through Friday, 7:00am to 4:30pm.


(213) 629-0036

Service/Intake and Administration

(213) 629-1227 (213) 629-1227


(213) 629-1227 ext 301 (Volunteers) (213) 629-1227 ext 387 (Urban Training Institute)

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