Lashea Singleton and her 14-year-old daughter, Monica, suddenly found themselves homeless in August.
Singleton, 37, had been living at her sister’s apartment but said she moved out after they had an argument.
Through word of mouth, she found herself at a facility in South Los Angeles that provides services to homeless families or those on the verge of homelessness.
The center, which opened in July, is in a former Weber bakery on South Broadway, and serves residents in South Los Angeles, Compton and Lynwood.
It is operated by the nonprofit Hopics, which stands for Homeless Outreach Program Integrated Care System. It is one of eight such facilities, known as...