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Los Angeles Homelessness

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...

Mayor Pledges $138 Million To Help America's Biggest Homeless Population

The Huffington Post | Nick Visser | Posted 04.21.2016 | Impact

Behind the Hollywood glamor, Los Angeles has the United States' largest chronically homeless population, which has swelled to more than 12,000 people....

LA To Shelter Homeless In Public Buildings Under Emergency Plan

Reuters | Nico Pitney | Posted 11.17.2015 | Politics

Public buildings in Los Angeles would be used to shelter the homeless under a plan that won preliminary approval by the City Council on Tuesday after ...

Carolina Moreno

Haunting Photo Series Humanizes Los Angeles' Homeless With Close And Personal Portraits | Carolina Moreno | Posted 05.21.2015 | Latino Voices

Photo courtesy of Pablo Unzueta Even today, Pablo Unzueta vividly recalls the moments he spent as a child helping his grandmother with her photog...

This Group Is Fulfilling More Than Just The Basic Needs Of LA's Homeless Youth

The Huffington Post | Anna-Catherine Brigida | Posted 04.24.2015 | Impact

Demonque Williams exited the foster care system at age 18 in 2010 with nowhere to go and no one to turn to. Now 22, he still does not have a stable ho...

Here's Proof That Helping Homeless Isn't About Donating.. It's About Investing In Your Community

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 04.15.2015 | Impact

This nonprofit doesn't want your donation -- it wants you to "be selfish," actually. In an ad posted online last month, the Weingart Center points...

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...

Providing Free Storage Could Be Key To Ending Homelessness

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 08.29.2014 | Impact

It may take something a lot less bureaucratic than sweeping legislation to put an end to homelessness. It may require something as simple as a locker ...

Top 10 Highlights of 2013 in Ending Homelessness in Los Angeles

Joel John Roberts | Posted 02.28.2014 | Impact
Joel John Roberts

There are signs that angelic efforts are on the way in Los Angeles to reduce homelessness, despite the debate over public feeding, homelessness in their public libraries and Union Train Station, and the fact that the region has 58,000 people who are homeless.

'Our Obligation'

Los Angeles Daily News | Susan Abram | Posted 01.23.2014 | Los Angeles

A residential program that will help 60 homeless moms manage mental health illnesses, gain stable housing and find employment celebrated its grand ope...

End Homelessness By 2016?

Los Angeles Daily News | Christina Villacorte | Posted 09.14.2013 | Los Angeles

Amid a spike in homelessness in Los Angeles County, hundreds of nonprofit organizations, government agencies and business and philanthropic leaders vo...

A Permanent Home Just in Time for the Holidays

Downtown Women's Center | Posted 01.27.2013 | Los Angeles
Downtown Women's Center

Now more than ever, it is important to look to effective models of serving the homeless community and implement them across our urban cities most affected by this issue.

Is the Federal Government Misdirecting Homelessness Funds?

Joel John Roberts | Posted 01.20.2013 | Impact
Joel John Roberts

Common sense dictates that the government should invest these funds into communities where homelessness is most acute. But are they doing that? Sadly, no.

LA Family Housing on Family Homelessness

Mark Horvath | Posted 12.21.2012 | Impact
Mark Horvath

I support the "Housing First" model, but so often chronic homeless individuals are placed into an apartment without adequate support.

Living in Gratitude

Greg White | Posted 10.08.2012 | Los Angeles
Greg White

I always face a conundrum -- do I give a homeless person a dollar to ease their struggle, or does that make them successful as beggars and keep them oppressed?

Kathleen Miles

PHOTOS: Beautiful New Apartments For Silver Lake's Homeless | Kathleen Miles | Posted 03.30.2012 | Los Angeles

Jamie Hill slept on the street for the first time when she was 12 years old. Over the years, she went from sleeping in motels with her mother to foste...

Los Angeles Confronts Its Homelessness Reputation | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

At a time when cities across the country have made significant progress over the past decade in reducing the number of homeless, in no small part by b...