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‘Wild’ ideas about how to end homelessness unveiled at USC event

Social workers, tech experts and community leaders note new policy and service initiatives from city, county and state governments; BY Ron Mackovich, USC News, APRIL 21, 2017 Tech, hackathons, housing and empathy were among the approaches to homelessness discussed Wednesday at an event that included service providers, law enforcement officers, community leaders and people who have been homeless. […]

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OCLA Founder is a Rotary STAR Humanitarian of the Year

On 1.04.17, Our Children LA Founder and President, Dr. Denise McCain-Tharnstrom,  was honored to accept the Rotarian STAR Humanitarian of the Year Award for Knowledge Sharing. Dr. McCain received this award for her visionary leadership and development of the WIN mobile application, which uses mobile technology to connect homeless and resource insure youth/adults to much […]

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For Homeless LGBTQ Teens, a Phone Can Be a Lifesaver (2015)

http://www.wired.com/2015/07/homeless-lgbtq-teens-phone-can-lifesaver/ Alessandra Ram Search terms: lgbt, lgbtq, gay, homeless youth, cellphone, technology Summary: Christopher Wood was thrown out of his home because of his sexuality and credits his cellphone with saving his life. Now he hopes to expand his effort to provide homeless LGBTQ youth with cellphones across the country soon. The ultimate goal is […]

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Social Networking Technology, Social Network Composition, and Reductions in Substance Use Among Homeless Adolescents (2011)

Social Networking Technology, Social Network Composition, and Reductions in Substance Use Among Homeless Adolescents http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3040814/ Eric Rice, Norweenta G. Milburn and William Monro Search Terms: homeless youth, alcoholism, drugs, cellphone, los angeles, prevention, technology Summary: Peer-based prevention programs for homeless youth are complicated by the potential for reinforcing high-risk behaviors among participants. The goal of […]

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