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Welcome WIN Trenton!

January 23, 2020
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OCLA issues software license in Trenton NJ to support Mercer County Homeless Youth.  OCLA Founder & WIN visionary Denise McCain-Tharnstrom welcomes WIN Trenton at the  Launch ceremony in Trenton City Hall, Hosted by Mayor Reed Guciora January 18th, 2020

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The Intersection of Human Trafficking and Homelessness

January 15, 2020
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This post is authored by Karen Romero, Freedom Network Training Institute Director at Freedom Network USA.  January is the National Slavery and Human Trafficking Awareness month, an annual effort to increase awareness about what human trafficking really is, and what it looks like, in the United States. The relatively new...

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Supreme Court Leaves In Place Ruling Barring Prosecution Of Homeless

December 16, 2019
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The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday refused to hear Boise’s defense of its policy of sometimes prosecuting homeless people for sleeping in public after a lower court found ordinances in Idaho’s capital violated the U.S. Constitution’s bar on cruel and unusual punishment. US cities continue to struggle  with how to...

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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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