Archive | May, 2017

L.A. County Homeless Report 2017

LA County Homelessness Soars

by Gale Holland and Doug Smith,  May 31, 2017 Los Angeles County’s homeless population has soared 23% over last year despite increasing success in placing people in housing, according to the latest annual count released Wednesday. The sharp rise, to nearly 58,000, suggested that the pathway into homelessness continues to outpace intensifying efforts that — […]

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What Works to End Youth Homelessness: What We Know Now

What Works to End Youth Homelessness: What We Know Now, National Network For Youth, (2015) Search Terms: Homeless Youth, Homelessness policy, NN4Y, TAY Common paths to homelessness among youth under age 25 and the importance of  employing both prevention and intervention strategies are discussed.  Successfully addressing youth homelessness enables safe transitions to adulthood and develops […]

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Struggling to Survive – Striving to Succeed: Food and Housing Insecurities in the Community College.

Wood, J. L., Harris III, F., & Delgado, N. R. (2016). Struggling to survive – striving to succeed: Food and housing insecurities in the community college. San Diego, CA: Community College Equity Assessment Lab (CCEAL). Search Terms: Student homelessness, food insecurities, housing, community colleges In December of 2016 the Community College Equity Assessment Lab (CCEAL) […]

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REPORT: Hungry, Unhoused and Struggling to Get an Education

In December of 2016 the Community College Equity Assessment Lab (CCEAL) released findings that approximately 1/3 of California community college students are attending classes while experiencing the threat of homelessness and housing instability and 12% are hungry and concerned about whether and when they will have their next meal. Highlighting the numbers of community colleges […]

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AB 801:Homeless Student Receive Priority Enrollment

The State of California has increased administrative support for homeless college students. AB 801 requires community colleges and Cal States to designate a staff member who is employed within the financial aid office, or another appropriate office or department, of the institution to serve as a Homeless and Foster Student Liaison and to inform current […]

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Mental Health Awareness Month

According to the National Alliance on Mental illness, 50% of all lifetime cases of mental illness begin by age 14 and 75% by age 24. Approximately 1 in 5 youth aged 13–18 (21.4%) experiences a severe mental disorder at some point during their life. – NAMI

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Mobile App’s Offer Direct Service to Youth

HackforSFosterYouthLA brought together Our Children LA, the creator of the WIN app for homeless youth, and other local nonprofit app developers, for a 2 day hackathon hosted in Silicon Beach. The first day of the event marked a momentous announcement of a new data direction for the county. Maribel Marin, Executive Director of 211, (the […]

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Will They Become Homeless?

Julie Small and Lisa Pickoff-White | KQED May 15 2017 10,000 immigrant parents of US citizens are detained per year in California, says a recent Human Rights Watch report. Many of these adults have US born children…. Two-thirds of the estimated 11.1 million undocumented people in the U.S. have been in the country for more […]

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Trump Budgets An Increase In Homelessness

The number of children and youth identified as homeless and enrolled in public schools has increased by 34% since 2009. The Trump Administration has responded by proposing major reductions in affordable housing programs, children’a health insurance and Food Stamps, all essential to prevent homelessness for many families and youth. But Trump doesn’t pass the budget, […]

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Marian Wright Edelman: Summertime, When The Livin’ Is Hard For Hungry Children

Summertime, and the livin’ is easy Fish are jumpin’ and the cotton is high Oh your daddy’s rich and your ma is good-lookin’ So hush, little ba… Read more: u.s. News , U.S. Government Resources, Homelessness, Nutrition, Non-Profit Organizations, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, Children’s Defense Fund, Journal of Food Science, Summer Food Service Program, Impact […]

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