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State lawmakers turn attention to homeless youth

Antonio Garcia, 27, has been homeless in Van Nuys for about two years. “I’m trying to hang in here,” Garcia says. He’s focused on teaching and helping homeless youth struggling with addiction.; Credit: Maya Sugarman/KPCC Rina PaltaOver 12,000 young people are homeless in California on any given night, and a group of state lawmakers is […]

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Housing a barrier to getting LA’s foster kids home

James Ayala, a children’s social worker, takes calls to the Child Protection Hotline at the Metro North office of the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services on Friday afternoon, April 8, 2016.; Credit: Maya Sugarman/KPCC Rina PaltaLos Angeles County is expanding a foster care pilot that targets homeless parents and families in […]

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Antelope Valley’s Only Homeless Shelter Closed.

The Antelope Valley’s only homeless shelter is shutting its doors. By Doug Smith. LA Times, Aug 4th, 2017.  Adam Mandolph, 46, outside the only homeless shelter in the Antelope Valley, the Lancaster Community Shelter, which is set to close Sunday because of financial problems. (Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times) The rationing system at the […]

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Founder Speaks at 40 To None Conference

OCLA Founder/President Denise McCain-Tharnstrom was invited for the second year in a row to present at the annual  40 to None Conference. Held on October 2-4th, 2017, in Philadelphia, this conference focuses on ending homelessness among LGBT  and other youth. This year her talk focused on the power of mobile applications like WIN to serve not […]

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Make Difference Day: Oct 28th

We all have opportunities every day to change the world, but it is even more rewarding to work in concert with others as we give of our time/money to help our world. On Sat Oct 28th  we are challenged to bring change to our  communities and we challenge you to give our  Homeless and Resource-Insecure […]

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WIN -NEW Look, New Ways to Connect!

Get excited! A New WIN will go into beta in mid-October featuring a new dashboard, announcements feature, faster searches, access to over 1800 programs for youth and adults, new I Need Help Call lines, new Helpful Info, and new listings such as programs for reentering/probation youth/adults, free bathrooms, expanded listings for substance abuse and so […]

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LA County fires head of housing program

L.A. County Board of Supervisors dismisses head of housing agency amidst massive effort to tackle homelessness.; Credit: Bruce Bennett/Getty Images Rina PaltaLos Angeles County will be looking for a new leader of its low-income housing programs. The L.A. County Board of Supervisors unanimously voted to dismiss Sean Rogan in a closed meeting Tuesday. Rogan has […]

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Shelter for homeless women could open in Sylmar

Women wait in line to get a bed for the night at Grace Resource Center’s Lancaster Community Homeless Shelter on Tuesday afternoon, May 31, 2016. The shelter closed earlier this year.; Credit: Maya Sugarman/KPCC Rina PaltaA National Guard Armory in Sylmar could become a shelter for homeless women under a plan up for approval by […]

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