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A Million Reasons Why Los Angeles Could End Homelessness

Joel John Roberts | Posted 04.11.2014 | Impact
Joel John Roberts

We are the epitome of the first world clashing with the third. European luxury cars cruise by people sleeping under a lean-to, as if it is morally justified to drive a car worth more than a house where that sleeping person could inhabit.

Young Boy Starts Nonprofit For Homeless Kids Because 'It's Not Right' For Them To Be On Street

The Huffington Post | Karin Swanson | Posted 02.06.2014 | Impact

While other kids his age are playing video games, 10-year-old Jonas Corona is helping the homeless. When he was 4 years old, Corona's family took ...

LAPD Officer Deon Joseph on Public Feedings in Skid Row

Mark Horvath | Posted 04.06.2014 | Impact
Mark Horvath

No community should ever get to the point where public feeding has to be regulated, and if it does, it our fault as Christians that it got that far.

'There Are A Whole Lot Of Dreams Here In Skid Row': Homeless People Share Their Hopes In Poignant Video

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 01.31.2014 | Impact

When you walk past a homeless person jangling a cup filled with quarters, it’s easy to assume that he’s solely focused on getting his next meal or...

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.

For the Children: New Skid Row Campus Partners Para Los Niños Charter and LAUSD School

Martine Singer | Posted 01.23.2014 | Los Angeles
Martine Singer

LAUSD and Para Los Niños share a vision for high-quality STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) programming integrated with the services and supports needed by families living in poverty.

#FitchTheHomeless Campaign Is Well-Intentioned but Sends the Wrong Message

Sinead Chilton | Posted 07.22.2013 | Impact
Sinead Chilton

Mr. Karber clearly has good intentions with his #FitchTheHomeless campaign. He is arguing that defining beauty and coolness in such a narrow way is exclusionary and insulting to people who think differently.

MTV Legend Recalls Heavy Metal Frontman's Anti-Gay T-Shirt Controversy

Posted 05.18.2013 | Gay Voices

MTV veteran Kurt Loder recalled an infamous 1989 controversy involving Skid Row frontman Sebastian Bach in an appearance on HuffPost Live this week. ...

Removing the Barriers to Health Care Reform for Homeless Women

Downtown Women's Center | Posted 07.15.2013 | Los Angeles
Downtown Women's Center

We want to ensure that as we move forward, all homeless women, both on Los Angeles' Skid Row and beyond, are accessing the health care they need so that they can rebuild their lives and end the cycle of homelessness.

Herb Smith from Los Angeles Mission on Homelessness and Skid Row

Mark Horvath | Posted 06.16.2013 | Impact
Mark Horvath

Poverty and homelessness is far too big for any one organization, yet many faith-based orgs want to play "Lone Ranger" and do their own thing. Truth is, they just don't want to change. I find it very refreshing Los Angeles Mission (and others) are willing to change to help more people.

John Kelly From Los Angeles Mission About Skid Row

Mark Horvath | Posted 05.08.2013 | Impact
Mark Horvath

Trying to describe Skid Row to someone who has never been there is like trying to explain light refraction to a frog. Skid Row really has to be experienced firsthand.

That Cough Could Be Deadly, Especially If You're Homeless

Joel John Roberts | Posted 04.27.2013 | Impact
Joel John Roberts

I wonder what it would take to get this nation's attention directed toward helping its people who are homeless? Definitely not the rampant baseball bat beatings of people who are homeless. This has been going on for years, without much outrage.

The Soloist Plays, Vet Wants off Heroin, Poor Folk Need to Sit: Just Another Day at Skid Row

Pat LaMarche | Posted 04.06.2013 | Los Angeles
Pat LaMarche

James didn't try heroin until after he got out of the Air Force. His roommate smoked heroin and James never saw any ugly side effects so he thought all the warnings were hyperbole. "I know now he didn't have side effects because he only used on Fridays."

WATCH: Homeless People Speak Out On What They Want From Politicians

Mark Horvath | Posted 08.29.2012 | Impact
Mark Horvath

When a person is homeless, they feel powerless. They don't have a choice of where to sleep, when to wake up, what to eat -- almost every choice is taken away. Here, they're asking politicians to act on their behalf.

L.A. Homeless Advocates Try What No Other Group Has Done Before

Joel John Roberts | Posted 10.24.2012 | Impact
Joel John Roberts

In the past, national leaders working to address homelessness in America looked at Los Angeles's feeble efforts to house its homeless population with ...

Health Care Report Forces Homelessness Issue

Joel John Roberts | Posted 08.29.2012 | Impact
Joel John Roberts

Los Angeles' effort to clean up Skid Row is a sign that the health of people struggling with homelessness has become a motivating factor. Could homeless Americans finally have the opportunity to be permanently housed because this country deems health to be a societal right?

Cleaning Up Skid Row

AP | Posted 06.17.2013 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES -- Sanitation workers in protective suits have started cleaning up the 10-block heart of Skid Row in downtown Los Angeles. The Los Angele...

Skid Row Health Conditions Are FRIGHTENING

AP | CHRISTINA HOAG | Posted 08.04.2012 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES — The city of Los Angeles is violating the county health code in its Skid Row area by allowing the nation's densest population of ho...

'Terminator' Actor Missing (UPDATED)

Posted 05.17.2012 | Celebrity

UPDATE: Officer Rosario Herrera of the LAPD confirms that Stahl is missing, telling People in a statement: "I can confirm that he's missing. And, as o...

Compton Clinic Feeds Homeless, Saves Dogs From Euthanasia

AP | SUE MANNING | Posted 06.10.2012 | Impact

LOS ANGELES — Fix the dogs and feed the men. That's what Lori Weise decided to do 16 years ago when she started working at Modernica Inc., a fu...

Photographer Sheds Light On Homeless With Camera Lens

lightbox.time.com | Posted 01.29.2012 | Impact

In 2008, accountant and amateur photographer Lee Jeffries was in London to run a marathon. On the day before the race, Jeffries thought he would wande...

Chuck D & L.A. Rappers Show Skid Row Love

Voto Latino | Posted 03.18.2012 | Latino Voices
Voto Latino

I have to give props to Cali's newest resident, Chuck D, who led the movement of politically-charged hip-hop in the 80s as front man of, and continues to fight the power today

SLIDESHOW: Which Celebs Are Giving Back This Thanksgiving?

Posted 11.23.2011 | Impact

'Tis the season to give, and a number of celebrities are making sure those less fortunate have a happy Thanksgiving. Fom Lil' Wayne to Ellen Degeneres...

Street Dharma: Teaching Meditation To The Homeless

BJ Gallagher | Posted 01.07.2012 | Religion
BJ Gallagher

It can be very unsettling when you realize just how frantic your mind really is... You may find, like Buddhist elders have said, that the mind is like a crazy monkey swinging from thought to thought and from past to future.

Homeless in Los Angeles

Karen Curley | Posted 12.28.2011 | Los Angeles
Karen Curley

With our nation facing one of the most difficult economic times in history, more and more people are facing the reality of landing on Skid Row. And it's a harsh reality.