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  • South Los Angeles, homelessness, and what it means to count.
    the gas stations laundry mats restaurants shopping centers and motels where homeless people sleep counting them one by one There were people living in mobile homes tents and make shift beds There were people using drugs in alleys or roaming the streets aimlessly Although I grew up seeing a lot of homeless people this experience gave me an opportunity to see them from a different place a more human place Homelessness was normal for me and I m sure it is for others in South Los Angeles These are the people we found asking for change outside the restaurants supermarkets liquor stores and gas stations The same people sleeping on sidewalks or bus benches those we stepped over as we hurried to school or walked to the park They were and still are so prevalent in my community that for some they ve become invisible This was a huge learning opportunity and one that opened my eyes about my neighbors the ones without a place to call home The ones I will no longer consider invisible I am so glad to have participated in the Count and want to thank United Way for leading the charge to eradicate this problem in my city Elmer Roldan is a Program Officer in the Education Department at United Way of Greater Los Angeles Leave a Reply Cancel reply Send Us Message Full Name Email Address Website Message You may use these HTML tags and attributes a href title abbr title acronym title b blockquote cite cite code del datetime em i q cite s strike strong SEND MESSAGE About H ome For Good is an Action Plan to end chronic and veteran homelessness in L A County by 2016 The plan was launched in December 2010 by the Business Leader s Task Force

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  • Announcing the Home For Good Companionship Program!
    endeavor in collaboration with PATH GettLove Downtown Women s Center and L A Family Housing whose residents have expressed interest in being paired with a volunteer Volunteers will sign up by February 25 th and the pilot will run from March 18 th through October 7 th If the program is successful it will be introduced to more agencies across Los Angeles County If you are interested in being part of this wonderful opportunity please fill out an application by clicking here For more information read an overview of the Companionship Program and review the Pilot Timeline If you have further questions please email Tina Estedabadi at kestedabadi unitedwayla org payday loans battle ground wa We re excited about launching the pilot and hope to share news about its progress in the coming months Leave a Reply Cancel reply Send Us Message Full Name Email Address Website Message You may use these HTML tags and attributes a href title abbr title acronym title b blockquote cite cite code del datetime em i q cite s strike strong SEND MESSAGE About H ome For Good is an Action Plan to end chronic and veteran homelessness in L A County by 2016 The plan was launched in December 2010 by the Business Leader s Task Force on Homelessness a partnership of United Way of Greater Los Angeles and the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce Facebook News Home For Good 5 days ago Four powerful stories of formerly homeless Angelenos shared during the LA County Board of Supervisors vote last Tuesday on a comprehensive plan to help grow the number of permanent housing success stories like these See More See Less From hopelessness to hope four stories An up close view of the human toll that homelessness takes on individuals and families

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  • United Way
    confidently said I m going to go to the University of Washington The other one said Princeton I asked if they had the grades for that They both nodded confidently Favorite moments at the walk Seeing so many of you dressed for the elements early on a Saturday pumped up for the event the LA Clash baseball kids and the Los Rayos soccer kids coming together to run running the last half of the 5K with my son Hopper the El Sereno Middle School Marching Band playing the Rocky theme song at the finish line the hundreds of volunteers withstanding the elements to make sure everyone had their t shirts and a good time It is hard to pick just one Favorite text after the event Woke up at 5 30 am less than 5 hours of sleep and steady rain outside All I wanted to do was pull my blanket up over my head I took a moment and thought about the homeless people that might be sleeping in the rain at that exact moment I got up dressed and walked out the door with a smile I met the nicest people enjoyed the walk and was proud to be in the company of the HomeWalk volunteers Life is good loans based on cash flow HomeWalk Inspiring That sums it up I want to offer my heartfelt thanks to everyone who participated in donated to and made HomeWalk happen this year Thanks to you all many hundreds of men women and children will get off of the streets this year A Happy Thanksgiving to all of you There is much to be thankful for Brad Rowe is a graduate student in the Masters in Public Policy MPP program at UCLA He is currently working on Education Policy at United Way of Greater Los Angeles as a Rosenfield Fellow 10 000 Angelenos Turn Out for HomeWalk 2012 November 17 2012 By admin Home for Good HomeWalk News United Way Payday Advance In Waterford Mi On Saturday November 17 United Way of Greater Los Angeles welcomed approximately 10 000 eager participants to Exposition Park for its Sixth Annual 5K Run Walk to end homelessness Take a look at a video recap of the event With Kobe Bryant serving as Honorary Chair for the second straight year and ABC7 Eyewitness News David Ono hosting the opening ceremony HomeWalk 2012 proved to be the organization s most high profile event to date homeforgoodla com cache payday advance in waterford mi html Other notable guests included County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky City Councilwoman Jan Perry and other elected officials as well as military veterans and television actors Jon Huertas from Castle and Mark Valley from Body of Proof Sponsored by the Conrad N Hilton Foundation Wells Fargo ABC7 and many others the massive fundraiser featured dozens of information booths on UWGLA s community partners popular food trucks like Don Chow Tacos and The Urban Oven not to mention an early morning address by Kobe Bryant

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  • United Way
    Way s work pick the place that works best for you http homeforgoodla com cache cash loans moorabbin html DOWNTOWN L A Location New Genesis Apartments 458 S Main Street Los Angeles 90013 Time 12 00PM 2 00PM Lunchtime meeting Location United Way s Offices 1150 S Olive Street 4th floor Los Angeles CA 90015 Time 4 00PM 7 00PM Please bring an ID for check in PASADENA Location Door of Hope 669 N Los Robles Ave Pasadena CA 91101 Time 4 00PM 7 00PM SAN FERNANDO VALLEY Location L A Family Housing 7843 Lankershim Blvd North Hollywood CA 91605 Time 4 00PM 7 00PM SOUTH EAST L A Location Our Place Housing Solutions San Gabriel Valley 16429 Bellflower Blvd Bellflower CA 90706 Time 4 00PM 7 00PM RSVP by November 4th by emailing the names of attendees to jyas unitedwayla org For more information on HomeWalk including registration for this year s event visit www homewalkla org Hope to see you there Send us your story Inspire others to participate in this year s HomeWalk October 02 2012 By admin Home for Good United Way Registration is now open for United Way of Greater Los Angeles annual 5K walk run to end homelessness HomeWalk Through HomeWalk we are raising awareness about homeless in Los Angeles and funding permanent solutions to the problem Over the past 5 years HomeWalk has mobilized 28 000 walkers raised 2 2 million and funded organizations that have moved 12 000 people into permanent housing Will you be participating is this year s HomeWalk If so let us know why We d love to hear your personal story and why you believe in ending chronic and veteran homelessness in Los Angeles County Sign up for HomeWalk today and email us your story at homeforgoodla unitedwayla org Why you walk may be featured on the Home For Good blog fox payday loan Addressing homelessness in Brazil Lessons learned from Home For Good June 28 2012 By admin Home for Good United Way Last year the International Visitors Center sent a delegation from Brazil to United Way of Greater Los Angeles Brazil has a large street population and the delegation was eager to learn about the innovative work that United Way is undertaking to address homelessness throughout Los Angeles County Needless to say the delegation spent a significant amount of time learning about Home For Good and the work that Home For Good Partners are spearheading to end chronic and veteran homelessness The delegation returned to Brazil shared what they learned and encouraged their colleagues to reach out to Home For Good and consider ways in which their work on homelessness could be modeled after the Home For Good Action Plan Last week Mario Sobrinho a Public Attorney from Sao Paulo Brazil met with United Way s Program Officer Alisa Orduña to discuss housing first and Home For Good s engagement with the Los Angeles Business Community In addition to explaining the 5 year Action Plan Alisa

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  • United Way
    day at the United Way I participated in a conference call with Common Ground s 100K Homes Campaign regarding a Registry Week Boot Camp As I was leaving Philadelphia to transition back to L A many of my colleagues in the homeless field were talking about an up coming Registry but I had no idea what they were talking about and having mentally check out I did not ask any further questions Now in L A who knew that I would be spending my first weekend at the Registry Week Boot Camp and getting up at 4 00 AM the following Monday to participate in the City of Glendale s Registry Week Six weeks later well versed in Common Ground s approach to mobilizing communities I found myself participating in another Boot Camp conference call about streamlining the local VASH program VASH is a federal program that partners VA Medical Centers with local public housing authorities to combine supportive services and housing for homeless veterans many of whom are chronically homeless Golden Oak Lending The bootcamp was held over a day and a half June 15 my birthday boy do I love this job and June 16 2011 at the Center for Healthy Communities in the California Endowment s campus Close to 70 front line and management staff from the local housing authorities the Los Angeles and Long Beach VA Medical Centers and non profit outreach providers attended Facilitated by Boston based Institute for Healthcare Improvement workshop guidelines were established that crated a safe environment that allowed participants to push away from planning within the status quo toward thinking about what it would take to create an ideal system Participants were divided into geographic teams with representation from each agency and were led by expert faculty members brought in from across the country who had made significant VASH changes in their home communities Floating experts such as Flora Gil Krisiloff from Supervisor Yaroslavsky s Office and Ann Shahan the Regional 4 Coordinator for HUD VASH were on hand to provide life lines to help shatter myths about what are federal requirements verse local practices The room ignited with excitement every time Ann rang the bell to announce an up date from HUD or the VA in D C regarding clarity around a procedural step Not sure what to expect we the hosts stood back in amazement half way through the first day at the level of positive exchange that was happening Participants took great risk on behalf of their agencies to eliminate steps or compromise on sharing documentation to help reduce the length of time and agony that a veteran applying for housing had to go through The Housing Placement Board Game created by Agviniga Design with input from United Way s Ana Martinez and the L A Office Common Ground staff was a great focal point that built strong team identity and broke down past barriers that had prevented the formation of positive working relationships By the end of

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  • Home For Good Convening 2013
    who made last Friday possible Conrad Hilton Foundation Bank of America Wells Fargo Gary Toebben LA Area Chamber of Commerce Mark Johnston US Department of Housing and Urban Development Jerry Neuman Co Chair Business Leaders Task Force on Homelessness Reina Turner Department of Mental Health Luther Richert Ocean Park Community Center Hazel Lopez Lamp Community Monica Guthrie Davis Weingart Center Association Beth Stokes LA Homeless Services Authority Rosa Benitez Weingart Foundation Peter Lynn Housing Authority of the City of LA Barbara Poppe US Interagency Council on Homelessness Tommy Sowers US Department of Veterans Affairs As part of the event participants pledged to be part of the Home For Good mission in a variety of ways If you would like to join us in ending chronic and veteran homelessness in LA County by 2016 click to commit yframe url http www youtube com watch v lf60LtEROR8 list UU mGFkFdYxWkpYzHije5lPw Leave a Reply Cancel reply Send Us Message Full Name Email Address Website Message You may use these HTML tags and attributes a href title abbr title acronym title b blockquote cite cite code del datetime em i q cite s strike strong SEND MESSAGE About H ome For Good is an Action Plan to end chronic and veteran homelessness in L A County by 2016 The plan was launched in December 2010 by the Business Leader s Task Force on Homelessness a partnership of United Way of Greater Los Angeles and the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce Facebook News Home For Good 5 days ago Four powerful stories of formerly homeless Angelenos shared during the LA County Board of Supervisors vote last Tuesday on a comprehensive plan to help grow the number of permanent housing success stories like these See More See Less From hopelessness to hope four stories An

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  • Stamping Out Hunger One Volunteer At a Time
    trucks sort food and repackage it for delivery to pantries and UWGLA partner agencies So far 16 different post offices that s half of the L A area have participated 300 000 pounds of food have been collected 8 semi trucks have been filled and 600 volunteers have come out to help Payday Loans In Brunswick Ohio This progress is amazing but there is still more work to do This Wednesday Thursday and Friday are all important days for sorting To sign up for a volunteer shift 8am 12pm or 12pm 4pm please visit http laborcommunityservicesla org or contact Margarita Chavez at mchavez unitedwayla org or 213 985 1987 We look forward to seeing you there Leave a Reply Cancel reply Send Us Message Full Name Email Address Website Message You may use these HTML tags and attributes a href title abbr title acronym title b blockquote cite cite code del datetime em i q cite s strike strong SEND MESSAGE About H ome For Good is an Action Plan to end chronic and veteran homelessness in L A County by 2016 The plan was launched in December 2010 by the Business Leader s Task Force on Homelessness a partnership of United Way of Greater Los Angeles and the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce Facebook News Home For Good 5 days ago Four powerful stories of formerly homeless Angelenos shared during the LA County Board of Supervisors vote last Tuesday on a comprehensive plan to help grow the number of permanent housing success stories like these See More See Less From hopelessness to hope four stories An up close view of the human toll that homelessness takes on individuals and families in Los Angeles County and the power of help to restore lives This video Home For Good 1

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  • News
    them 100 percent Robert Yue PwC 10 000 Angelenos Turn Out for HomeWalk 2012 November 17 2012 By admin Home for Good HomeWalk News United Way Payday Advance In Waterford Mi On Saturday November 17 United Way of Greater Los Angeles welcomed approximately 10 000 eager participants to Exposition Park for its Sixth Annual 5K Run Walk to end homelessness Take a look at a video recap of the event With Kobe Bryant serving as Honorary Chair for the second straight year and ABC7 Eyewitness News David Ono hosting the opening ceremony HomeWalk 2012 proved to be the organization s most high profile event to date homeforgoodla com cache payday advance in waterford mi html Other notable guests included County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky City Councilwoman Jan Perry and other elected officials as well as military veterans and television actors Jon Huertas from Castle and Mark Valley from Body of Proof Sponsored by the Conrad N Hilton Foundation Wells Fargo ABC7 and many others the massive fundraiser featured dozens of information booths on UWGLA s community partners popular food trucks like Don Chow Tacos and The Urban Oven not to mention an early morning address by Kobe Bryant himself Bryant emphasized the importance of teamwork and rallying family friends and colleagues around such a worthy cause We understand the significance of being here he said It s to inspire others to join forces with us to eradicate homelessness Let s embrace this challenge and let s do it together Funds raised by HomeWalk 2012 will go twice as far thanks to a generous grant from the Hilton Foundation which matches all contributions of 100 or more Every last penny of the proceeds is to be invested in the development and implementation of permanent housing solutions for local families military veterans and the chronically homeless According to UWGLA President and CEO Elise Buik the sheer scale of today s event was not only reassuring it represented a huge step in the right direction To have thousands of people stand up and say We will end homelessness is inspiring and a true testament to what is possible in our community she said With the help of a champion like Kobe Bryant and all of our participants along with the public private nonprofit business government faith and philanthropic sectors we ll be able to house countless homeless individuals And that s what it really comes down to getting people off the streets Check out this slideshow from the event and click here to view and share your photos Above photo courtesy of Nathan Winston Photography Meet United Way Community Hero Steve Hatter November 13 2012 By admin Home for Good HomeWalk News Partners Years ago Steve Hatter was one of 51 000 homeless individuals struggling to survive on the streets of L A County But thanks to two local UWGLA partners he now has an apartment of his own and serves as a Resident Ambassador sharing his journey from tragedy to triumph with others

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