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OCLA receives Great NonProfits Seal!

November 6, 2019
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GreatNonprofits focuses on helping people make great giving decisions through socially sourced feedback and reviews.”  Bill Gates Thanks to WIN users and OCLA supporters who submitted their reviews of OCLA’s programs, OCLA has been recognized as a Great NonProfit! The GreatNonprofits seal is the second most trusted rating seal, after the Better...

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November is Homeless Awareness Month

November 5, 2019
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Join the fight to end homelessness throughout the month of November. Volunteer at at Soup Kitchen. Give Gently Used Clothing to a Local Mission. DONATE to the WIN app and empower someone to find help today. Read Don’t Look Away Homeless People Are Your Neighbors. THE TAKEAWAY DON’T LOOK AWAY....

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Homelessness Addressed by New Bills

November 5, 2019
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Governor Gavin Newsom signed a package of bills Thursday to confront the crisis of homelessness New California legislation to assist city and county governments by removing regulatory barriers to fight homelessness will go into effect January 2020.  Among issues addressed  in the bill package are:  Provision of a CEQA exemption...

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October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month

November 5, 2019
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October is known for Halloween, but what many may not realize it is also National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. For millions home is NOT a sanctuary. The U.S. Department of Justice estimates that 1.3 million women and 835,000 men are victims of physical violence by a partner every year. 11,766...

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2019 Directory of Services for LA’s Homeless- Buy Your Copy Today!

November 5, 2019
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OCLA is proud to make available the 2019 Directory of Services for Homeless Youth and Adults in Los Angeles. How? 1. The Directory can be opened and read for free on OCLA’s website, ( see box link on homepage) 2. Hard copies are available for use in every LA City...

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WIN TikTok Competition at Safe Place for Youth- WINNERS!

November 5, 2019
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Tik Tok  “Use WIN” Glowup Video Winners – August 2019   Team WIN ( Relly Brown, far left and Perla Esperanza far right) with Safe Place for Youth First Place Winners! On August 21st, @Team WIN was proud to announce the winners of the #WINapp #GlowUp TikTok competition! Ten youth...

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TIKTOC #WINAPP Competition

August 13, 2019
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Homeless Youth Create Videos for WIN App OCLA’s social media team (#TeamWIN) kicked off a TikTok social media competition in late July at Safe Place for Youth, (a Venice drop-in center for homeless youth). Participating youth were invited to create a video that shares how the WIN app can #GlowUp...

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WIN- Great Resource for Homeless Youth Forum Attendees!

July 1, 2019
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OCLA’s founder, Denise McCain-Tharnstrom sets up OCLA/WIN’s table at the HYFLA Youth Summit, June 2019.  On Saturday June 22d, OCLA’s founder and President attended the First Annual Homeless Youth Forum of Los Angeles. Sponsored by the LA Homeless Services Authority, the summit’s goal was to discuss both challenges within the...

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Helping Your Homeless Neighbors in the Summer

July 1, 2019
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For the homeless, summer is not filled with lazy beach days, vacations and BQQ’s – the warm weather brings with it a unique set of threats: Dehydration – According to the National Health Care for the Homeless Council, “Persons who live on the streets or in shelters are at increased...

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Introducing TEAM WIN

July 1, 2019
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OCLA is proud to introduce the members of our Social Media team- TEAM WIN! Since early 2019, Daryll “Relly” Brown and Perla Espinoza have been learning how to use social media and other outreach tools to raise community awareness about the WIN app. Under the guidance of marketing and social...

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