Latest Children’s Champion
Our Children LA will spotlight a different champion each month that is making a difference in the effort to end or alleviate homelessness for children and youth under age 26. We welcome nominations of outstanding individuals or entities.
Lastest Syndicated News from Around the Web
Deborah De Santis: Grants Help Communities Replicate Successful FUSE Model
Generous support from the Open Society Foundations and Capital One are behind recent grants designed to help communities plan and implement the eviden... Read more: Fuse, Frequent Users. Frequent Utilizers, Corporation for Supportive Housing, Healthcare, Health, Housing, Behavioral Health, Mental Health, Hospitals, Jails, Prisons Foster Care, Shelters, Homeless, Impact News
Struggling Blind Musician Gives Away Money He Collects To People In Need
Eddie Maltsby Jr. can’t see, but his vision for his life’s plan is crystal clear. According to his GoFundMe page, Maltsby became... Read more: Blind Musician Donates Money, Eddie Maltsby Jr., Whatsworking, Homeless, Homelessness, St. Petersburg Homelessness, Inspiring Leaders, Impact News
Liz Powers: From a Shelter Worker: Reflections on Doing Good and Earning Profit
I have worked with non-profits for 8 years and with homeless individuals for the past 9. During that time, I did a lot of reflecting. I thought about how frustrating it was to feel stifled - how I wanted to make an enormous impact. And move fast. Read more: Nonprofits,...
New California Law Gives Free IDs To Homeless People So They Can Access Housing, School
The thing that often stands in the way of a homeless person and housing is just a state-issued identification. But a new law in California is making s... Read more: Whatsworking, Homeless, Homelessness, Homeless ID, Homeless Identification, Homeless Free Identification, California Homelessness, California Free ID Homeless, Inspiring Leaders, Impact News
Colin Walmsley: The Queers Left Behind: How LGBT Assimilation Is Hurting Our Community’s Most Vulnerable
Is this to be the brave new gay world? A world in which the public face of the queer community -- the gay, the white, the cisgender and the wealthy -- take their place among society's elite, leaving the transgender, the non-white, the poor and the homeless to fend for...
Jean-Michel Giraud: Wishing Upon a Star
Gere became involved in homelessness several years ago, spending time in shelters and connecting with the residents there. As the Producer of the film, Gere has also indicated he wants to make "Time Out of Mind" available to homelessness nonprofits to use for fundraising purposes. Read more: health_models, Homelessness, Homeless...
Workers Bring Mental Health Care, Medication To Homeless In Miami
A partnership between advocates for the homeless, city outreach workers and a health center is helping mentally ill people living on the streets of M... Read more: Whatsworking, Homeless People Mental Health, Homelessness Mental Health, Homeless People Medication, Homelessness, Homeless, Miami Homeless Mental Health, Inspiring Leaders, Impact News
Special Friendship With Rescue Parrot Helps Homeless Jazz Singer Find Her Wings
Wende Harston has a reason to sing. Though the Denver jazz artist recently fell on hard times and lost her home, she's found som... Read more: Wende Harston, Homeless, Homelessness, Jazz, Parrot, Rescue Shelter, Animal Shelter, Inspiring Leaders, Video, Good News News
Richard Gere Made $1.50 Panhandling. Here’s What He Wants You To Know About Homelessness
Richard Gere recently played a role so convincingly, that nary a fan bothered to approach the award-winning actor. While prepping for his role in ... Read more: Richard Gere, Richard Gere Homeless, Homelessness, Homeless, Richard Gere Panhandling, Time Out of Mind, Richard Gere Time Out of Mind, National Alliance to End...
Anti-Poverty Agencies Should Not Pay Poverty Wages
Photo by The All Night-Images A movement to increase the minimum wage to $15 per hour is sweeping the country. Cities, such as Seattle and San Francisco, have voted in favor of the increase. Los Angeles has now followed suit. During the decision-making process, local jurisdictions have struggled to balance...