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

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 too often leads well-meaning folks […]

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Skid Row Cafe Employs Homeless Women

Sitting inside MADE by DWC, the Downtown Women’s Center’s cheery and spacious cafe and gift boutique, you could almost forget that Skid Row is just outside. DWC’s cafe and boutiques employ formerly homeless women who have gone through the center’s programs.  The women earn minimum wage to create goods or work at the boutiques and cafes, […]

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Help Needed!

OCLA, a local volunteer-led nonprofit, needs a grantwriter and/or development volunteer to lead efforts to obtain public and private financial support. Click here to learn more.

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REPORT: How to Reduce Chronic Homelessness

Escape Routes: Meta-Analysis of Homelessness in L.A. APRIL 24, 2018 / BY DANIEL FLAMING, PATRICK BURNS AND JANE CARLEN; LA Economic Roundtable UNDERWRITER: THE CONRAD N. HILTON FOUNDATION Information from 26 datasets with records of Los Angeles County’s homeless residents was used for a first-of-its-kind meta-analysis that identifies interventions for reducing chronic homelessness. Read the report here. […]

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April 25th is #TrueColorsDay!

Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, or questioning (LGBTQ) young people are 120% more likely to experience homelessness than non-LGBTQ youth. While many factors contribute to LGBTQ youth homelessness, identity-based family rejection is the most commonly cited reason. April 25th, 2018 is #TrueColorsDay (formerly known as #40toNoneDay), a national day to raise public awareness about LGBTQ youth homelessness, and […]

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