Tag Archives: homeless

The Path to Help All Unhoused Women in L.A. County Downtown Women’s Center

From 2013 to 2020, the number of women experiencing homelessness increased by nearly 70%, according to the Greater Los Angeles […more…]

No One-Size-Fits-All Solution to L.A.’s Homeless Crisis

There’s not just one reason people become unhoused, and there’s not just one way to solve the homelessness issue. What we do know is that it’s a problem that is growing, in Los Angeles and other major cities, especially among certain members of the population. It’s a complex issue that no one seems to have an answer for, and new programs are not making a dent in solving the problem.  According to data from the 2022 Department of Housing and Urban Development, Los Angeles had the largest homeless population in the country with 65,111 people experiencing homelessness. Thirty percent of [...more...]

Downtown Women’s Center Recognized for Leadership in Ending Homelessness Downtown Women’s Center

Downtown Women’s Center (DWC) was honored for its outstanding leadership in addressing women’s homelessness. DWC, along with esteemed partners Angel […more…]

Support Women Experiencing Homelessness Downtown Women’s Center

The Downtown Women’s Center (DWC) is the only organization in Los Angeles exclusively focused on serving and empowering women experiencing […more…]

Women Helping Women Downtown Women’s Center

Of the more than 66,000 unhoused people living on Los Angeles County’s streets, over 20,000 are women.  One of them […more…]

Nonprofit Pioneer Step Up Leads the Way in Ending Homelessness in Los Angeles Step Up

At Step Up, which offers permanent supportive housing to the unhoused in Los Angeles, eviction is not an option. Instead […more…]

Urban Alchemy Practitioners Calm the Streets of Los Angeles Urban Alchemy

For years, Los Angeles police have been challenged by how to respond to calls about unhoused Angelenos. Then came CIRCLE, […more…]

Systems-Change Provocateur Systems-Change Provocateur

The 2013 murder of an 8-year-old named Gabriel Fernandez at the hands of his mother and her partner, dominated the […more…]

Can Impact Invest its Way out of Rampant Homelessness? Can Impact Invest its Way out of Rampant Homelessness?

(Editor’s note: This story is being co-published with Impact Alpha.) As a parting challenge to his successor, outgoing Los Angeles Mayor Eric […more…]

Equal Parts Optimist and Philanthropist Equal Parts Optimist and Philanthropist

How would you feel if you lived with multiple sclerosis for more than half a century and, in an unrelated […more…]

Can Homelessness be Solved by Making it Profitable? Can Homelessness be Solved by Making it Profitable?

Redeploying charitable foundation investments could be the needed difference in stemming a homegrown humanitarian crisis. Ricardo Barron just started his […more…]

A Place to Call a Permanent Home Step Up

Susan Dempsey’s son Mark was in college when he was diagnosed with schizophrenia. The illness changed his life, causing him […more…]

Permanent Homes and Ongoing Support for Angelenos Experiencing Homelessness LA Family Housing

The mission of LA Family Housing can be summed up in one sentence, according to President and CEO Stephanie Klasky-Gamer: […more…]

Creating Homes & Hope for Homeless Youth & Students Jovenes

From its roots as a shelter for adolescent Latinos in 1989, Jovenes has become a leading provider of support services […more…]