Archive | December, 2018

Matching-Gifts

Double Your Donation!

OCLA’s newest version of the WIN app has many new features! Read about them here. WIN is free to all users. This means that OCLA relies upon supporters like YOU to fund WIN’s ongoing technology, data and outreach expenses. When you donate to Our Children LA, you are supporting WIN’s ability to empower vulnerable populations to connect to essential services […]

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Avery Boyd, 25, huddles herself with a blanket at the newly opened Hope for Home, a year-round homeless services center in Pomona on Wednesday, December 5, 2018. (Photo by Watchara Phomicinda, The Press-Enterprise/SCNG)

Winter Shelters are Open.

Winter shelters provide shelter, warmth, food, and comfort to homeless individuals during the cold and wet weather season. In addition each program location connects clients to supportive services and housing assistance. For more information, call the Winter Shelter Hotline 24/7: 1-800-548-6047.

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‘Sesame Street’ Introduces First Muppet Who Is Homeless

Lily is the first “Sesame Street” Muppet to talk about being homeless. (Sesame Workshop) article by Amy B Wang, The Washington Post, reprinted here.  In one of the latest “Sesame Street” videos online, a Muppet named Lily is cheerfully painting a rainbow mural with Elmo – when she suddenly looks downcast. “I’m not sure I want […]

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5 Things People Get Wrong About Homelessness

U.S. NEWS 12/15/2018 08:00 am ET by Sarah Ruiz-Grossman No, people who are houseless don’t all live on the street, and the vast majority are not addicts or mentally ill, either. Homelessness affects hundreds of thousands of Americans on any given day, and yet many people still perpetuate wrong and at times harmful stereotypes about those struggling to […]

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