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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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OCLA’s Anniversary Timeline

Reflections on our First Anniversary BEFORE 2015– How did youth find supportive services? Word of mouth was most common; youth asked other street youth for recommendations. Chance encounters with supportive adults such as outreach workers who offered support or advice was another source. Service Professionals who routinely encountered youth, such as librarians and teachers, were […]

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LA Public Legal Service Fair is a WIN for OCLA!

LA Public Legal Service Fair is a WIN for OCLA! Invited to participate in this year’s Los Angeles Public Legal Service Fair, on Saturday October 24th, Our Children LA (OCLA), set up its booth promoting its programs in support of LA’s homeless and resource insecure youth. Hosted by the library as a part of its […]

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Our Corner—Our Inaugural Letter to Los Angeles

Youth, Alone, Experiencing Homelessness on a Single Day/Night in Los Angeles, January 2015: Seen: Over 4000 youth counted on the streets or in homeless shelters Unseen: Hundreds, likely thousands, of youth who were anxiously couch surfing, sitting in coffee shops until closing, sleeping in cars, studying late at university libraries, working evening minimum wage jobs, […]

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