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    Home For Good and how the Housing First approach is allowing agencies likes his to say that they are permanently housing individuals not just sheltering them Every time we place a person into housing and visit them a year later we can say we not only transformed that person we transformed this community In their closing remarks Task Force Co Chairs Renee Fraser and Jerry Neuman shared their belief in the idea that collaboration is the way to innovation The press conference was highly publicized in the Los Angeles Times Los Angeles Downtown News and on KPCC California Public Radio cash advance gastonia nc For more information on the Funders Collaborative visit the Donate section of Home For Good s Get Involved page and read the press release Check out a slide show of the event Congratulations Elise Buik Winner of the 2012 Tom McGuiness Community Leadership Award June 06 2012 By admin Home for Good News United Way UWGLA President and CEO Elise Buik was recently honored by Housing Works a trusted United Way partner striving to provide equal and fair access to housing and human services for low income individuals Named after the organization s founding board member Tom McGuiness the Community Leadership Award is reserved exclusively for those who have demonstrated an exemplary dedication to creating a healthy community which includes desirable and affordable housing options for all According to Housing Works Executive Director Mary Kirchen Buik s relationship centered approach to improving the quality of life in L A County parallels Tom s belief that only by sharing ideas pooling talent and leveraging resources can a community solve its intractable problems in an era of limited resources Elise is the catalyst much as Tom was in bringing together nonprofits private business and local government to promote the best possible experience of community for everyone especially the most vulnerable she added Through her efforts United Way is able to recognize people with the greatest needs and to meet them with sustainable change small loans phoenix az Why I Believe Every Veteran Deserves a Place to Call Home May 25 2012 By admin Home for Good News Uncategorized As a retired Lieutenant General of the U S Air Force Gene Tattini has experienced first hand the many challenges faced by millions of military veterans after returning home So we asked the now Deputy Director at Pasadena s Jet Propulsion Laboratory JPL about the importance of ending veteran homelessness in L A County and why he s chosen to battle the epidemic through his work with United Way General Tattini you spent 36 years in the Air Force traveling from North Dakota to Libya to Korea and back again How does it feel for a veteran to finally be able to come home As our young men and women who ve served in the armed forces return what typically happens is they have a sense in some but not all cases that their service is unappreciated This was especially

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  • News
    the same way again Many times when I go home at night after painting I feel like crying and feel guilty because I leave behind some people who have become dear friends of mine They remain in their lives of desperation and I go back to my beautiful home wife and children with a refrigerator filled to the brim So many of these peoples stories have touched my heart Something that has stood out to me is how many veterans and former foster care children are part of the homeless A group that touched me deeply is a number of men whose beloved wives died These men just walked away from their children and middle class successful lives and careers because they could not go on without the love of their life They literally walked onto the beach and have been living there since self medicating their pain with drugs and alcohol I feel that psychotherapy and or support groups could have helped these men avoid giving up their lives and souls to despair It was very exciting to have my paintings exhibited at the Home for Good conference at the downtown Marriott in February The exhibition is available to be shown upon request Please contact Wendy Levin at wclevin gmail com Stuart s portraits were featured at this year s Home For Good Summit For pictures of the day s events click here Lee Jeffries Photographs Homeless Individuals in Skid Row April 10 2012 By admin Home for Good News Uncategorized Images have the ability to tell stories and often convey emotional messages that we cannot readily express through words In the field of homelessness pictures help us put a face behind the suffering experienced by those living on the streets In this week s blog Lee Jeffries shares his photographs with us and tells us why he takes pictures of homeless individuals including those living in Los Angeles Skid Row In 2008 I was in London to run a marathon On the day before the race I thought I would wander the city to take pictures Near Leicester Square I trained my 5D camera with a long 70 200 lens on a young homeless woman who was huddled in a sleeping bag among Chinese food containers She spotted me and started shouting drawing the attention of passersby I could have just walked away in an embarrassed state or I could have gone over and apologized to her I chose the latter crossed the street and sat with her She was 18 her parents had died leaving her without a home and she now lived on the streets of London The experience had a profound effect on me sharpening the focus on the subject matter of my street photography the homeless and defining my approach to taking pictures I don t want to exploit these people or steal photographs of them like so many other photographers who had seen the homeless as an easy target In an effort to

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  • Over 10,000 Housed!
    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 week ago Our friends at the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce are hosting a conversation on Ending Homelessness in Los Angeles on Wednesday Feb 24th at 10 11 30 am And did we we mention that our very own Home For Good Director Chris Ko will be making a

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  • The Home For Good Year 2, Quarter 3 Report is out!
    Homes Campaign These communities will conduct surveys of their homeless neighbors during the January Homeless Count providing an in depth understanding of the housing and services needs in their community What Is A Personal Loan For A huge THANK YOU to everyone who participated in this year s HomeWalk It was incredible to see over 10 000 people walking and sending the message that we can and will end homelessness United Way intern Brad Rowe captured the day s events beautifully in this blog piece As the year comes to a close we look forward to sharing end of year updates with you in early 2013 To learn how you can get involved in the Home For Good initiative please visit our Get Involved page Read the full report Year 2 Quarter 3 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

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  • 2,356 people housed!
    Angeles Homeless Services Authority s LAHSA Homeless Count Advisory Committee committed to obtaining more comprehensive data on homelessness by doubling opt in participation for the 2013 Homeless Count from 35 cities communities in 2011 to 70 in 2013 Home For Good Partners have made tremendous strides in addressing homelessness in Los Angeles Barabara Poppe Executive Director of the United States Interagency Council on Homelessness put it best when she said We recognize Los Angeles as a home for solutions a home for best practices and a home for collaboration where the goal is clear and singular no one should experience homelessness no one should be without a safe stable place to call home Together we can create a stronger Los Angeles To learn how you can get involved in the Home For Good initiative please visit our Get Involved page Read the full report Year 2 Quarter 2 Report 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

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  • Progress Reports
    and in shelters to begin work on housing their most vulnerable 31 cities participated in LAHSA s 2011 Opt in homeless count up from 15 in 2009 LAHSA began work to improve the Homeless Management Information System HMIS usage and functionality HMIS increased to 60 in shelters and 35 for permanent supportive housing In 2011 Home For Good laid the groundwork and in the next four years the initiative will continue to push for systemic change that assures Los Angeles County is moving towards a system focused on assessing homeless individuals needs and rapidly re housing those in crises Home For Good s achievements in its first year and the years to come would not be possible without the leadership of individuals and organizations across sectors that are working tirelessly to make sure that everyone in Los Angeles has a place to call home for good If you have not done so already please sign up today to pledge your support for ending chronic and veteran homelessness in Los Angeles Read the updated Action Plan and full Year One Report Home For Good Action Plan Year 1 Report Helping house our homeless vets November 01 2011 By admin Home for Good Progress Reports Quarterly Reports This week Home For Good released its third quarterly report tracking our community s progress toward ending chronic and veteran homelessness by 2016 In honor of Veteran s Day we would like to highlight two valuable updates related to the goal of ending veteran homelessness Community Solutions and the Business Leaders Task Force partnered with cross sector leaders to convene the Housing Placement Boot Camp designed to speed up the process of housing homeless veterans in the HUD VASH program At the September 90 day reconvening partners reported a 68 day reduction in the time it takes to get a homeless veteran off of the streets and into housing Since launching in February Project 60 has housed 33 chronically homeless veterans in Supervisor Yaroslavsky s district This program targets community resources and partnerships to identify house and support these veterans http homeforgoodla com cache cash advance kilmarnock va html Overall this quarter we are happy to report that we are 66 to Home For Good s year one goal for housing chronically homeless individuals and 47 to the goal for housing homeless veterans payday loans laurel md To read the full report click here Home For Good Fall Progress Report Home For Good Summer Progress Report July 26 2011 By admin Home for Good Progress Reports Home For Good is now halfway into its first year and 86 cross sector leaders have signed on to support the plan This quarter we are excited to announce that on April 19 th the L A County Board of Supervisors voted to align the County s efforts with Home For Good s goals In addition to other critical changes the County will explore its ability to provide supportive services in housing chronically homeless individual a shift which can

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  • Quarterly Reports
    through a streamlined one stop funding collaborative The Collaborative will release its first public private Request for Proposals RFP in mid March 2012 A 68 day reduction in time it takes to get a homeless veteran off of the streets and into housing The HUD VASH Housing Bootcamp held in partnership with the VA Housing Authorities nonprofit partners Community Solutions and the Home For Good team reduced placement time from 168 days to 100 days 18 local communities led by the 100K Homes Campaign undertook community registries and compiled community lists of everyone living on the streets and in shelters to begin work on housing their most vulnerable 31 cities participated in LAHSA s 2011 Opt in homeless count up from 15 in 2009 LAHSA began work to improve the Homeless Management Information System HMIS usage and functionality HMIS increased to 60 in shelters and 35 for permanent supportive housing In 2011 Home For Good laid the groundwork and in the next four years the initiative will continue to push for systemic change that assures Los Angeles County is moving towards a system focused on assessing homeless individuals needs and rapidly re housing those in crises Home For Good s achievements in its first year and the years to come would not be possible without the leadership of individuals and organizations across sectors that are working tirelessly to make sure that everyone in Los Angeles has a place to call home for good If you have not done so already please sign up today to pledge your support for ending chronic and veteran homelessness in Los Angeles Read the updated Action Plan and full Year One Report Home For Good Action Plan Year 1 Report Helping house our homeless vets November 01 2011 By admin Home for Good Progress Reports Quarterly Reports This week Home For Good released its third quarterly report tracking our community s progress toward ending chronic and veteran homelessness by 2016 In honor of Veteran s Day we would like to highlight two valuable updates related to the goal of ending veteran homelessness Community Solutions and the Business Leaders Task Force partnered with cross sector leaders to convene the Housing Placement Boot Camp designed to speed up the process of housing homeless veterans in the HUD VASH program At the September 90 day reconvening partners reported a 68 day reduction in the time it takes to get a homeless veteran off of the streets and into housing Since launching in February Project 60 has housed 33 chronically homeless veterans in Supervisor Yaroslavsky s district This program targets community resources and partnerships to identify house and support these veterans http homeforgoodla com cache cash advance kilmarnock va html Overall this quarter we are happy to report that we are 66 to Home For Good s year one goal for housing chronically homeless individuals and 47 to the goal for housing homeless veterans payday loans laurel md To read the full report click here Home For Good Fall

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  • Lessons Learned from HPRP
    assistance than prevention but more effort from case managers who had to spend significant time assisting with housing location The median amount of assistance received by rapid rehousing clients was 2 344 while that of prevention clients was 4 064 Also important to note was that a significant minority of those enrolled in prevention stated that they did not believe they would have become homeless if not for the assistance as was required by HUD Although homelessness prevention may be more effective in avoiding the personal and social trauma of a household becoming homeless the implications of this evaluation are that future programs modeled on HPRP and operating with limited funding may be able to help more clients and achieve more concrete results fighting homelessness by prioritizing rapid rehousing over prevention strategies fast payday loans bird road Download the full report for more information full report 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

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