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TIKTOC #WINAPP Competition

Homeless Youth Create Videos for WIN App OCLA’s social media team (#TeamWIN) kicked off a TikTok social media competition in late July at Safe Place for Youth, (a Venice drop-in center for homeless youth). Participating youth were invited to create a video that shares how the WIN app can #GlowUp the lives of users.  Ten […]

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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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