Pacoima , Facebook, and a man on the streets

Homelessness is real  a nd affects everyone. Here, in Pacoima, this man is a fixture on a local street. The Facebook group for the neighborhood is learning the worst of all truths about homelessness: there is no easy cure. There are no available shelter beds. We can't find a place for him to sleep MEND … Continue reading Pacoima , Facebook, and a man on the streets

URM vs LAHSA

Why doesn't LAHSA see the @URM is how the community is stepping up to help homeless children? Or are my donations and volunteer time not a community effort? ♥ read more :http://blog.fulldisclosure.net/2011/07/county-of-los-angeles-versus-union.html#comment-form By the way: people in need still have the right to choose where they will have those needs filled. No one is forcing them … Continue reading URM vs LAHSA

The LAHSA Winter Shelter Guidelines

are fascinating. Much thought and planning has gone into serving the population who uses the shelters and the areas that host them. I am giving you the link to the handbook : it is 54 pages, but here are some highlights: ----------------------------------------------------------------------- Important Fact #1 - what is provided: Sink, toilet, shower, cot and a clean … Continue reading The LAHSA Winter Shelter Guidelines

December 1, 2010 Winter Shelter

December 1 is the start of Winter Shelter in Los Angeles County. Their web page has not been updated with the 2010-2011 scheadule - however they do post an overview of the project: "LAHSA's Winter Shelter Program (WSP) runs annually from December 1 through March 15. This season, the WSP will increase the number of emergency … Continue reading December 1, 2010 Winter Shelter

Feds’ Homeless Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing Program – TIME

Interesting article in TIME which makes the point that without a stable place to stay, how can anything become stable in your life? Feds' Homeless Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing Program - TIME If you are homeless in LA: This is the address to the FAQ http://www.hudhre.info/index.cfm?do=viewFaqs Points of Contact for Homeless Persons: Los Angeles Jeanette Rowe … Continue reading Feds’ Homeless Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing Program – TIME

LAHSA to get contract

From the Board of Supervisors adgenda on June 2: Recommendation: Award and instruct the Chairman to sign a sole-source contract with the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority for the provision of emergency shelter services to homeless CalWORKs Welfare-to-Work participants at a three-year cost of $8,684,244, effective July 1, 2009 through June 30, 2012, fully funded … Continue reading LAHSA to get contract