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WIN:  Meeting A Direct Service Need of LA’s Homeless

July 10, 2018
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WIN:  Meeting A Direct Service Need of LA’s Homeless Mobile technology is the cornerstone of modern communication and information access. Virtually everyone trusts it, grandmothers use computers and cell phones are everywhere.    But in an odd paradox, technology access is often seen as a luxury or status item.  This mindset...

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Founder Speaks at 40 To None Conference

October 5, 2017
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OCLA Founder/President Denise McCain-Tharnstrom was invited for the second year in a row to present at the annual  40 to None Conference. Held on October 2-4th, 2017, in Philadelphia, this conference focuses on ending homelessness among LGBT  and other youth. This year her talk focused on the power of mobile applications...

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REPORT: Hungry, Unhoused and Struggling to Get an Education

May 26, 2017
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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...

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OCLA’s Anniversary Timeline

November 8, 2016
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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...

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LA Public Legal Service Fair is a WIN for OCLA!

November 11, 2015
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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...

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Our Corner—Our Inaugural Letter to Los Angeles

August 3, 2015
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Thousands of youth experience homelessness every single day and night in Los Angeles, yet most county residents are unaware of their plight. Did you know that earlier this year, on just one January afternoon/evening, volunteers counted well over 4000 homeless youth? Or that the majority of these youth were counted...

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