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Homeless Services & Resources

Los Angeles Homeless Outreach Portal
Did you see someone experiencing homelessness who needs help?
Notice a homeless neighbor who seems to be struggling with their physical and/or mental health? You can help them by filling out an outreach request at www.la-hop.org.

If you are concerned about illegal activity, contact law enforcement. For all non-emergencies, call 1-877-ASK-LAPD or 911 for medical and mental health emergencies or when the individual appears to be a danger to themselves or others.

For encampments, download the MyLA311 app to make a service request, or call 311. Encourage your neighbors to file the same request.

If you have taken these steps and the issue has not been resolved, please contact your LAPD – Senior Lead Officer (click here for Wilshire Division, click here for Olympic Division, or click here for Hollywood Division, which serves the easternmost two blocks of GWNC Area 8) – and your Field Deputy at your Council District office.

Your SLO and Field Deputy can work together to help deploy HOPE – Homeless Outreach Proactive & Empowerment – with the Dept. of Sanitation. In October 2019 CARE teams will be deployed by Council District. The City will no longer rely solely on a case-by-case, complaint-driven model for cleanups. Instead, neighborhood-based comprehensive Cleaning And Rapid Engagement teams will use data-driven tools to provide public health services to encampments, identify areas of highest need, and ensure the hardest hit areas receive regularly scheduled cleanups and hygiene services.
All will be coordinated downtown by the Mayor’s new UHRC – Unified Homeless Response Center.

To learn more about the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority and the 2019 homeless count https://www.lahsa.org.

Opportunities to volunteer & donate:
https://everyoneinla.org
https://www.storiesfrontline.org
http://midtownlahomelesscoalition.org
https://www.safeparkingla.org
http://thecenterinhollywood.org
https://www.alexandriahouse.org

If stakeholders have questions or would like more information on ways to engage or identify resources in the area, please email the GWNC Homelessness Liaison at labreahancock@greaterwilshire.org.

Download our Homeless Services & Resources Reference Guide:
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Volunteer for the 2018 Los Angeles Homeless Count!


Join the over 1,000 volunteers participating in this annual census of our neighbors experiencing homelessness throughout Los Angeles. The Greater Wilshire area needs about 55 volunteers for the 20 Census Tracts we’ll canvass. This is a visual-only count done mostly by car in teams of 2-4 and we’ll provide training on the night of the census.

Date/Time:

Thursday, January 25, 2018
8pm to 11pm

 

Location:

Hope Lutheran Church
Community Meeting Room
6720 Melrose Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90038

 

For more information and to register at our deployment site at Hope Lutheran Church:  http://www.theycountwillyou.org/greaterwilshire18

We hope to see many of you again this year!

Ending Homelessness in Los Angeles – Panel Discussion

Homelessness is the most pressing issue affecting people and quality of life of Los Angelenos. Come learn from the experts and those on the ground executing Los Angeles county and city coordinated plans to end homelessness. The event will show you ways you can be involved in a true, long term solution to homelessness in our community.

Wednesday, October 25, 2017
Doors open at 8 am • Discussion 8:30 am – 10 am
Suggested Donation $20
Continental breakfast included • Late walk-ins welcome

Ebell of Los Angeles
741 South Lucerne Boulevard, Los Angeles CA 90005
FREE parking in the lot across from our entrance on Lucerne Blvd.
Please call 323-931-1277 ext. 131 or email tickets@ebelloflosangeles.com
EbellEventTickets.com

Guest speakers:
Phil Ansell, Director of the Los Angeles County Homeless Initiative; Alisa Orduña, Homelessness Policy Director, Office of LA Mayor Eric Garcetti; Kerry Morrison, Executive Director, Hollywood Property Owners Alliance; Tommy Newman, United Way of Greater LA, Home for Good; Veronica Arteaga, Vice President Housing Programs, St. Anne’s Moderator: Jill Bauman, CEO, Imagine LA

Volunteer for the 2017 Greater Los Angeles Homeless Count

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It’s only a week until the 2017 Los Angeles Homeless Count on January 26th. Join the over 1,000 volunteers participating in this annual census of our neighbors experiencing homelessness throughout Los Angeles. The Greater Wilshire area needs about 45 volunteers for the 22 Census Tracts we’ll canvass. This is a visual-only count done mostly by car in teams of 2-4 and we’ll provide training on the night of the census.

For more information and to register at our deployment site at 600 S. La Brea Ave: http://www.theycountwillyou.org/600slabrea

We hope to see many of you again this year!

2016 LAHSA Homeless Count results released

Link to the count results: https://www.lahsa.org/homeless-count/results

From the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA) Press Release:

2016 Greater Los Angeles Homeless Count Data Shows Significant Drops in Veteran And Family Homelessness Citing Focused Investment

Data Shows Increase in Los Angeles Homelessness Since 2015 Amidst Challenging Economic/Housing Climate

Los Angeles, CA (May 4, 2016) – Today, the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA), the CityCounty agency tasked with addressing homelessness in Los Angeles County, released the results of the Greater Los Angeles Homeless Count, conducted in January 2016. This was the first annual Count for the Los Angeles Continuum of Care (CoC) and the largest homeless census in the nation, benefitting from the support of more than 7,500 volunteers who, for the first time, counted 100 percent of the census tracts in the LA CoC (Los Angeles County excluding Glendale Long Beach and Pasadena). The Count also captured 5,000 demographic surveys to provide rich profiles and conducted a survey-based Youth Count, which provides an important new baseline for homelessness among youth in the region.

The data support several compelling success stories in housing individuals and families, results highly aligned with sustained systemic investment of local and federal resources. Data for Los Angeles County (including our partner’s data from Glendale, Long Beach and Pasadena) indicated the following:

  • Veteran homelessness fell 30% to 3,071 veterans in 2016 from 4,362 in 2015
    • Unsheltered veterans decreased by 44% to 1,618 in 2016 from 2,889 in 2015
  • Family homelessness fell 18% (homeless family members) to 6,611 in 2016 from 8,103 in 2015
    • Unsheltered family members decreased by 35% to 1,998 family members in 2016 from 3,071 in 2015
  • 13,828 housing placements in 2015 – including 3,812 veterans and 6,867 family members housed

Amidst Los Angeles’ challenging economic climate, which has a less than 3% housing vacancy rate in Metropolitan Los Angeles, a Los Angeles County housing-indexed poverty rate of 27% and an affordable housing gap of 500,000+ units, the data indicated the following:

  • Homelessness in Los Angeles County increased 5.7% to 46,874 in 2016 from 44,359 in 2015, including LA CoC and neighboring CoCs of Glendale, Long Beach, Pasadena
    • 74% of homeless population is unsheltered in LA County (12,347) vs 26% Sheltered (34,527)
  • 43,854 people were found to be homeless in January 2016 in the LA Continuum of Care (CoC), an increase of 2,680 people, or 6.5% from 41,174 in 2015
    • Revised Youth Count methodology in the LA CoC provides more representative results over 2015
    • Youth Count figure of 2,388 homeless individuals ages 18-24 adds majority of Countywide increase
  • 20% increase in most visible form of homelessness in the LA CoC – encampments, tents and vehicles

Read the rest of the Press Release: http://documents.lahsa.org/Communication/2016/2016HomelessCountResultsRelease.pdf

2016 Los Angeles Homeless Count Call for Volunteers

The 2016 Greater Los Angeles Homeless Count takes place on Thursday, January 26th in the Los Angeles Greater Metro area. The Greater Wilshire Neighborhood Council, along with many of our neighboring NCs, have joined with the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA) to marshal volunteers for the annual count. Last year we conducted the largest homeless census in the nation and this year we are poised for an even bigger showing of community engagement. The count provides valuable data to support programs and funding.

Here is information on the Count in the GWNC district:

Date/time: Thursday, January 28, 2016 beginning at 8pm.
Deployment site: United Methodist Church at 4350 Wilshire Bl. (corner Plymouth). There is ample free parking in the lot (enter on Wilshire). Look for signs to Homeless Count.
Volunteer Registration (Greater Wilshire) link: http://www.theycountwillyou.org/wilshire_count_20160128

For more information on the count, registration, and training information, visit the website at: http://www.theycountwillyou.org/.

LAPD

Wilshire Division

4861 W Venice Bl
Los Angeles, CA 90019

Olympic Division

1130 S Vermont Ave
Los Angeles, Ca. 90006
(213) 382-9102


Community Police Advisory Board (CPAB)

Community-Police Advisory Boards (C-PABs) were created in 1993 to provide community members with an opportunity to provide information and advice to their respective Area and to take information from the police department back to the community.

Each of the 21 geographic Areas (community police stations) throughout Los Angeles has its own C-PAB. These advisory groups meet monthly to discuss crime and quality of life issues. Each C-PAB has two co-chairs, one of the Area commanding officer while the second is a civilian member voted on by the membership.

Recently, many C-PABs have formed subcommittees in addition to the general group to tackle specific crime and quality of life problems. Examples of C-PAB subcommittees include Graffiti, Youth, Homeless Outreach and Traffic.

Find more info at http://www.lapdonline.org/olympic_community_police_station/content_basic_view/8984