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WINTER SHELTERS OPEN DECEMBER 1ST

Are You an Adult (18 or older)  in Need of Shelter?  From December 1-March 1st, LA County is offering evening Winter Shelter for Single Individuals on a first-come, first-served basis. You can get free transportation to and from the shelters – just go to any of the free pick up locations or call the Shelter Hotline […]

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Los Angeles tops the nation in chronically homeless people, federal report finds

Gale HollandContact Reporter  For the second year in a row, Los Angeles reported the largest number of chronically homeless people in the nation — nearly 13,000 — and 95% of them live outdoors, in cars, tents and encampments, according to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s report to Congress released Wednesday. Los Angeles also topped […]

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OCLA’s Anniversary Timeline

Reflections on our First Anniversary BEFORE 2015– How did youth find supportive services? Word of mouth was most common; youth asked other street youth for recommendations. Chance encounters with supportive adults such as outreach workers who offered support or advice was another source. Service Professionals who routinely encountered youth, such as librarians and teachers, were […]

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AB 1995 Showers Hope!

Community College Shower Access Bill Empowers Homeless Students They Need No Longer Feel the Stigma of Being Smelly or Unkempt in Class ________________________________________ Friday, September 23, 2016 By Assemblymember Das Williams During my six years in Sacramento as an assemblymember representing Santa Barbara and Ventura counties, I have had the pleasure and privilege to work […]

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WIN adds MORE!

IN has added a 12th category of free programs available to vulnerable youth- the MORE category! Located at the bottom right of the WIN dashboard, MORE enables youth to locate programs offering free showers, haircuts, laundry, wifi, classes and MORE! Like all WIN listings, these services are available to youth without a referral.

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WIN for iPhones!

WIN (What I Need) is available in the iTune and GooglePlay stores! Designed for youth experiencing homelessness or resource insecurity, this FREE mobile app offers direct connections to Los Angeles area supportive services.  Download it here. Learn more about WIN

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