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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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Homeless At The ‘University of Spoiled Children’

July 1, 2019
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The housing crisis is alive and well, even at an elite institution like the University of Southern California. Huff Post Business Apr 22, 2019 By Natasha Piñon LOS ANGELES ― Yoojin Park, a junior at the University of Southern California, is a biology major and a tutor for a program...

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Struggling to Stay Afloat in California

July 1, 2019
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The United Ways of California 2019 study of the financial hardship for working families just been released. Most troubling finding: over 1 in 3 (37%) households in California struggle to meet basic living costs, which is roughly three times as many as federal poverty statistics would indicate. Using the Real...

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P/t Grants Consultant Needed

March 4, 2019
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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...

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End Black Homelessness

February 6, 2019
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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...

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Use WIN to receive alerts about winter shelters, job fairs and more!

February 5, 2019
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NEW! The recently upgraded WIN app has the ability to send announcements to users.  WIN makes it so easy to learn about career days, job fairs, health and legal clinics!  Users – just accept  push notifications  and start getting important alerts about community events that can help you.  How? Whenever you...

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Help for housing costs, homeless in Gavin Newsom’s first budget

February 5, 2019
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BY SOPHIA BOLLAG AND ALEXEI KOSEFF JANUARY 10, 2019 11:02 AM, UPDATED JANUARY 10, 2019 06:42 PM https://www.sacbee.com/news/politics-government/capitol-alert/article224201605.html “This is a Crisis” Gov. Gavin Newsom unveiled his first California budget proposal on Thursday with a plan to pour hundreds of millions of dollars into housing and homelessness, a start on fulfilling one of his...

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LA’s Chief Accountant Wants To Know Why All The Anti-Homelessness Money Isn’t Being Spent

February 4, 2019
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BY MATT TINOCO IN NEWS ON FEBRUARY 4, 2019 1:00 PM https://laist.com/2019/02/04/proposition_HHH_audit_los_angeles_homeless.php (Photo credit FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)Los Angeles’ chief accountant isn’t convinced the city is spending voter-approved funds to house the homeless effectively, so he’s preparing an audit to find out. More than two years ago, in November of 2016, Los Angeles voters overwhelmingly...

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