About Us

The EZ ID Program is a key solution to obtaining housing for homeless people and helping them become self-sufficient and self-sustaining.   The EZ ID Program helps homeless people apply for the following identification documents (ID):

  • Certified Birth Records – all states and U.S. State Department
  • CA DMV Photo ID Cards
  • Social Security Cards

Homeless people need their vital ID to get housing, jobs, healthcare, mental health services, bank accounts, marriage licenses and many services.

The EZ ID Program conducted a 6 month Pilot Program from April 2019 – September 2019 at the VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System Welcome Center, 11301 Wilshire Blvd., Building 257, Los Angeles, CA 90073 (“VA”).  See list below.  During its Pilot Program, the EZ ID Program offered its services to homeless Veterans and their families.

After this Pilot Program, the EZ ID Program continued providing services to homeless Veterans and their families at the VA on Thursdays of the month as indicated in the list below:

  • Thursday, April 25, 2019 at 9am-1pm
  • Thursday, May 30, 2019 at 9am-1pm
  • Thursday, June 27, 2019 at 9am-1pm
  • Thursday, July 25, 2019 at 9am-1pm
  • Thursday, August 29, 2019 at 9am-1pm
  • Thursday, September 26, 2019 at 9am-1pm
  • Thursday, October 25, 2019 at 8am-1pm VA Stand Down
  • Thursday, November 21, 2019 at 8am-12 noon
  • Thursday, December 19, 2019 at 8am-12 noon
  • Thursday, January 9, 2020 at 8am-12 noon
  • Thursday, February 13, 2020 at 8am-12 noon

The Center for Justice and Social Compassion (CJSC) offers consulting services and educational programs designed to meet the needs of those who deal with homelessness issues in their professional or volunteer work.  CJSC also addresses the need for wider public education on the issues of homelessness and the need for a broader and deeper consideration of how our laws and public policies affect homeless people and the overall public welfare.

Our goal is to foster understanding and compassion through education, leading toward constructive dialogue and purposeful social action.

CJSC offers a wide range of programs to promote education, training, dialogue and the co-operative endeavors to address issues of homelessness.

CJSC draws upon Christine Schanes’ extensive knowledge and experience of direct service to homeless people through Children Helping Poor and Homeless People (chphp.com) that she and her two young children, Chrissy and Patrick, co-founded in 1987 in Los Angeles, CA.

CJSC and its sister service organization, CHPHP, are departments of The Fellowship of Light, a division of Nos Amis/Our Friends, Inc., a 501 (C) (3) California nonprofit interfaith corporation.

What Does CJSC Offer?

Consulting services, workshops, seminars, training, conferences, service learning, round-table discussions, community service projects, talks, lectures, presentations, school curricula – all designed to meet the needs of the participants.

Who Can Participate?

Social workers, charity volunteers, public policy makers, government officials, members of the legal community, law enforcement officers, members of the business community, civic and religious groups, teachers and students of all ages and anyone interested in addressing the issues of homelessness.