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P/t Grants Consultant Needed

Grantwriter Needed March 2019  SUMMARY Our Children LA (OCLA) is a small volunteer led non-profit organization dedicated to bringing resource information and services to homeless youth, families and adults in the greater Los Angeles area. We publish the only comprehensive Directory of Services for Homeless Youth, Families and Adults and the region’s only mobile app (WIN) […]

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End Black Homelessness

According to the 2017 Greater Los Angeles Homeless Count, Black people comprise 40 percent of the homeless population, though Black people make up nine percent of county residents. As Black History Month begins, we are called to acknowledge the racial disparities and systems inequality that have affected black people and increased in black homelessness. LAHSA’s  […]

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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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