October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month

November 5, 2019

October is known for Halloween, but what many may not realize it is also National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. For millions home is NOT a sanctuary. The U.S. Department of Justice estimates that 1.3 million women and 835,000 men are victims of physical violence by a partner every year. 11,766...

Continue Reading

2019 Directory of Services for LA’s Homeless- Buy Your Copy Today!

November 5, 2019

OCLA is proud to make available the 2019 Directory of Services for Homeless Youth and Adults in Los Angeles. How? 1. The Directory can be opened and read for free on OCLA’s website, ( see box link on homepage) 2. Hard copies are available for use in every LA City...

Continue Reading

WIN TikTok Competition at Safe Place for Youth- WINNERS!

November 5, 2019

Tik Tok  “Use WIN” Glowup Video Winners – August 2019   Team WIN ( Relly Brown, far left and Perla Esperanza far right) with Safe Place for Youth First Place Winners! On August 21st, @Team WIN was proud to announce the winners of the #WINapp #GlowUp TikTok competition! Ten youth...

Continue Reading

When Sleeping Outside is Breaking the Law

November 5, 2019
,

Can a city make it a criminal offense to sleep outside, if there are no shelters or other places for homeless people to sleep inside? That’s the issue in City of Boise v. Martin, a case that the Supreme Court is considering taking. If it takes the case, it will...

Continue Reading

Homeless deaths in LA County doubled between 2013 and 2018

October 30, 2019
,

The average death age for homeless residents is 51, compared to 73 for the general population, a new report finds. | Photo by Michele Crameri/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images Being homeless in LA “is becoming increasingly deadly,” says a new report The number of homeless residents dying in Los Angeles...

Continue Reading

LA awards $24.3M for homeless housing at West LA VA campus

October 24, 2019
,

A rendering of the revamped campus. | Courtesy of West LA Veterans Collective Work is slated to get underway next year The Los Angeles City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to approve up to $24.3 million in funding to repurpose a building on the Veterans Affairs campus in West Los Angeles...

Continue Reading

LA approves $358.1M for 2,998 affordable apartments

October 16, 2019
,

The Thatcher Yard affordable housing development would rise on a former city maintenance yard. The City Council allocated $358.1 million for affordable housing developments, including $11.6 million for Thatcher Yard. | Via Venice Neighborhood Council The total number of Measure HHH-funded units in the pipeline now stands at 8,625 The...

Continue Reading

Bridge housing for families opens in old Hollywood mansion

October 15, 2019
,

The pink mansion faces Hollywood Boulevard at the intersection of Camino Palermo. | Courtesy Aviva The building known as Wallis House will house up to 40 young women and their children A new bridge housing facility that will provide wraparound services to 40 young women and their children opened today...

Continue Reading

LA Mayor Hosts Trump Administration Officials For Tour Of Homeless ‘Humanitarian Crisis’

September 25, 2019

CBSN Los Angeles,  September 10, 2019 at 5:40 pm Filed Under:Homeless, Los Angeles, Trump Administration LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – Saying it’s time to “put politics aside”, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti hosted a delegation of Trump Administration representatives Tuesday as part of an effort to address what he called a...

Continue Reading

Scathing new audit finds deep operational failures at L.A.’s top homeless outreach agency

September 25, 2019

LA Times,By Doug SmithSenior Writer,Aug. 28, 2019 The homeless outreach agency that was meant to move hundreds of people from the streets into housing, shelters or treatment for mental illness and substance abuse has failed dramatically to meet the goals of its contract with the city of Los Angeles, according...

Continue Reading