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WIN- Great Resource for Homeless Youth Forum Attendees!

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 homeless youth system and the […]

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Helping Your Homeless Neighbors in the Summer

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 risk for dehydration in warmer […]

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Introducing TEAM WIN

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 media consultant, Tony Rodriguez, Relly […]

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Homeless At The ‘University of Spoiled Children’

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 that matches undergraduates with local […]

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Struggling to Stay Afloat in California

Over 1 in 3 (37%) households in California struggle to meet basic living costs, and 6 in 10 Young Children Live in Struggling Households. The rate of working households living with incomes below the Real Cost Measure is increasing, even while the economy is claimed to be growing and official unemployment low.  Read the United […]

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Why America Can’t Solve Homelessness

As the face of homelessness changes, politicians cling to limited policy ideas and quick fixes. By Michael Hobbes Huff Post,05/19/2019 08:00 am ET; Read Original Article here: https://www.huffpost.com/entry/homeless-utah-end-america-salt-lake-city_n_5cd1cac0e4b04e275d511aba SALT LAKE CITY, Utah — The lunch rush at St. Vincent de Paul Dining Hall is a snapshot of the changing character of American homelessness. The first […]

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Trump Admin Rule Would Allow Homeless Shelters To Shut Out Transgender People

HUD Secretary Ben Carson’s department proposes weakening Equal Access Rule protections for transgender people established in 2012. Huff Post,  May 22, 2019, By Jenna Amatulli  Read Original Article here: https://www.huffpost.com/entry/trump-transgender-homeless-shelter-equal-access_n_5ce56715e4b0547bd130a0db President Donald Trump’s administration has proposed a rule change that would allow homeless shelters to deny transgender people equal access to services. The Department of […]

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New HUD rule would render 55,000 children of immigrants homeless

According to HUD’s own analysis, the proposed rule would also separate those kids from their parents in the process By Jeff Andrews May 10, 2019, 2:02pm EDT Published by CURBED and VOX Media Read original story here: https://www.curbed.com/2019/5/10/18564370/new-hud-rule-would-render-55000-children-of-immigrants-homeless A new rule proposed by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) would evict more than […]

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