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Double Your Donation!

OCLA’s newest version of the WIN app has many new features! Read about them here. WIN is free to all users. This means that OCLA relies upon supporters like YOU to fund WIN’s ongoing technology, data and outreach expenses. When you donate to Our Children LA, you are supporting WIN’s ability to empower vulnerable populations to connect to essential services […]

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Avery Boyd, 25, huddles herself with a blanket at the newly opened Hope for Home, a year-round homeless services center in Pomona on Wednesday, December 5, 2018. (Photo by Watchara Phomicinda, The Press-Enterprise/SCNG)

Winter Shelters are Open.

Winter shelters provide shelter, warmth, food, and comfort to homeless individuals during the cold and wet weather season. In addition each program location connects clients to supportive services and housing assistance. For more information, call the Winter Shelter Hotline 24/7: 1-800-548-6047.

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‘Sesame Street’ Introduces First Muppet Who Is Homeless

Lily is the first “Sesame Street” Muppet to talk about being homeless. (Sesame Workshop) article by Amy B Wang, The Washington Post, reprinted here.  In one of the latest “Sesame Street” videos online, a Muppet named Lily is cheerfully painting a rainbow mural with Elmo – when she suddenly looks downcast. “I’m not sure I want […]

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5 Things People Get Wrong About Homelessness

U.S. NEWS 12/15/2018 08:00 am ET by Sarah Ruiz-Grossman No, people who are houseless don’t all live on the street, and the vast majority are not addicts or mentally ill, either. Homelessness affects hundreds of thousands of Americans on any given day, and yet many people still perpetuate wrong and at times harmful stereotypes about those struggling to […]

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Sixteen years ago, I was on a state Homeless Summit panel hosted by California’s then-Gov. Gray Davis in Sacramento. I and other advocates were optimistic that the state’s homelessness crisis could be resolved because of a $2.1 billion bond, Proposition 46, would provide new housing for people struggling with homelessness. Voters approved the bond overwhelmingly. Fast […]

My Turn: What The Next Governor Should Do About The Housing Crisis

Sixteen years ago, I was on a state Homeless Summit panel hosted by California’s then-Gov. Gray Davis in Sacramento. I and other advocates were optimistic that the state’s homelessness crisis could be resolved because of a $2.1 billion bond, Proposition 46, would provide new housing for people struggling with homelessness. Voters approved the bond overwhelmingly. Fast […]

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LA ‘sterilized’ its streets for the ’84 Olympics—how will it treat the homeless in 2028?

“Whenever you have these big sporting events, there’s an attempt to make folks disappear” By Jenna Chandler@jennakchandler  Jul 12, 2018, 10:05am PDT; published in Curbed LA Read original article here Church bells rang out across Los Angeles, John Williams’s now-familiar Olympic theme blared triumphantly from 150 trumpets, and a man with an actual jetpack propelled across the Memorial Coliseum on July 28, 1984. […]

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Homeless men and women line up outside the California National Guard Armory in Santa Ana on Thursday, July 12, 2018 to spend the night in the shelter. Approximately 200 homeless that have been sleeping at the armory during the summer 90-day extension will have find somewhere else to sleep after the extension ends on Saturday, July, 14.  (Photo by Leonard Ortiz, Orange County Register/SCNG)

These are the South Bay homeless numbers released last month and what they mean

The Daily Breeze; By DAVID ROSENFELD | david.rosenfeld@tbrnews.com | The Beach Reporter; PUBLISHED: August 3, 2018 at 6:10 pm | UPDATED: August 6, 2018 at 9:48 pm As homelessness becomes an ever-increasing flash point in Southland politics, the most recent count of people living on the streets provided few answers. Overall, the numbers are down – but in the South Bay, the homelessness problem […]

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People in Los Angeles are offering to shelter the homeless in tiny backyard homes. It could be a solution to a spiraling homelessness crisis.

Business Insider; by Aria Bendix   Sep. 16, 2018, 10:30 AM Read original article here. While the county is reviewing applications, the city is still researching the advantages of accessory dwelling units. Tony Gutierrez/AP Los Angeles county is close to building one backyard unit for the homeless as part of its $550,000 pilot program, but the remaining units […]

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