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People Across The Country Are Handing Out Tampons To Homeless Women

The Huffington Post | Sarah Grossman | Posted 09.01.2016 | Impact

One organization is helping to alleviate the high cost of menstruation for homeless women. Volunteers for nonprofit Happy Period hand out feminine hy...

Los Angeles Officials Declare Homelessness 'State Of Emergency'

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 12.19.2016 | Impact

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and city council members declared a homelessness "state of emergency" on Tuesday and proposed $100 million for housing...

Man Who Was Once Homeless On Skid Row Graduates From College

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 05.12.2015 | Good News

Just a few years ago, Kenneth Chancey was a homeless high school student staying on Skid Row in Los Angeles, according to KTLA5. The now-23-year-old s...

It's Time To Bring Relief To The Homeless In L.A.

Los Angeles Times | Sandy Banks | Posted 03.03.2015 | Black Voices

It's too soon to know exactly what happened on the skid row street where a homeless man was shot to death Sunday by officers from the LAPD. It will...

LAPD Caught On Tape Shooting Homeless Man To Death

The Huffington Post | Kelly Chen | Posted 03.02.2015 | Crime

Los Angeles police fatally shot a homeless man on Sunday in a disturbing encounter that was caught on video. According to the Los Angeles Times, th...

Street Symphony: Showing Up for Underserved Communities

Julie Ingram | Posted 02.07.2015 | Arts
Julie Ingram

I recently had the opportunity to interview Vijay Gupta, the artistic director and founder of Street Symphony, a non-profit organization dedicated to creating live, free, on-site musical experiences of the highest artistic quality for people experiencing incarceration and homelessness in Los Angeles County.

New Skid Row Homeless Apartment Complex Has A Running Track And Art Studio

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 10.13.2014 | Impact

A new apartment building opened in downtown Los Angeles Wednesday, offering a community garden, library, running track, art room and exercise faciliti...

LA Homeless To Receive 'Survival' Packages

Los Angeles Daily News | Barbara Jones | Posted 02.13.2014 | Los Angeles

Volunteers will fan out across Los Angeles this weekend to distribute duffel bags chockful of food and other necessities to 2,600 homeless men, women ...

WATCH: LA Homeless Man Describes Seeing Pacific Palisades For The First Time

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 04.30.2013 | Los Angeles

What does the Pacific Palisades look like through the eyes of a homeless person? For Amos, who lives in a tent in downtown LA, the wealthy community i...

WATCH: Kobe's New Web Series

The Huffington Post | Kathleen Miles | Posted 11.14.2012 | Los Angeles

Around the corner from LA's Staple Center, where Lakers star Kobe Bryant is getting paid $27.8 million this year to make his moves on the court, Angel...

WATCH: LA's Homeless Belt Out To Karaoke

Posted 04.04.2012 | Los Angeles

This is where LA's homeless get a voice. The kind of voice you belt out from deep within you. It's karaoke in the heart of Skid Row, as KPCC's Mae ...

Local Business Helps Battle Unemployment, Poverty In LA

The Huffington Post | Nicole Larson | Posted 07.03.2011 | Los Angeles

According to the California Employment Development Department, the state's current unemployment rate is around 12%. One organization, Chrysalis, is fi...