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  • Why I Participated in United Way’s Sixth Annual HomeWalk
    Bobrick we are happy to do anything we can to help advance United Way s mission to end homelessness in L A County and to reach out to those in need cash loan maroochydore Chris Olney Bobrick Washroom Equipment We re walking to demonstrate how grateful we are for everything we have and because we wanted to contribute in some way to this worthy cause It s important to realize that these days homelessness could happen to anyone at any time Sylvia Reyes Southern California Gas Company Participating in United Way s HomeWalk is our way of making the community we live in a better place We re here to do our part to end homelessness for good because no one should ever have to spend their life sleeping on the streets Alex Cho East West Bank United Way of Greater L A is one of the best organizations around when it comes to getting things done They have such a focused initiative on ending homelessness and poverty in Los Angeles which is exactly why I believe in and support them 100 percent Robert Yue PwC 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

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  • In the News
    we can improve enforcement of existing nuisance abatement laws not adding more bureaucratic costly laws that will do more damage than good The City Council should demonstrate that it cares for all our residents by creating a solution that fosters strong healthy communities for everyone Personal Loan Honolulu Elise Buik business acquaintances during Click HERE for a direct link to the post 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 true during the Vietnam era and it can be quite a disappointment But the hardest part of readjusting is making the transition back to civilian life In your opinion what do our servicemen and women need in order to successfully make this transition e g physically mentally and emotionally After returning from a combat zone a remote tour or several deployments the average soldier sailor or marine may require psychological assistance as well as

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  • 10,000 Angelenos Turn Out for HomeWalk 2012
    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 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

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  • Meet United Way Community Hero Steve Hatter
    911 and had me rushed to the ER personal loan to pay off cc How did you finally get the help you needed After the attempted suicide I was placed in a mental health unit which connected me to two wonderful organizations funded by United Way of Greater L A LAMP Community and Skid Row Housing Trust LAMP provided me with social services and SRHT provided me with an apartment at the Abbey hotel Discuss the biggest challenge you ve ever faced Losing my eyesight I d always been nearsighted but as the years passed I began to lose my depth perception and started tripping all the time I was referred to the Braille Institute where I learned orientation mobility and how to move around safely using a cane The whole experience actually gave me a shot of self confidence I realized this was something I could deal with and learn from Why did you decide to become an ambassador for Skid Row Housing Trust I wanted to contribute to society SRHT s ambassador program trains residents to become spokespeople for what they do and I now have a chance to share my experiences with others W hat s most often overlooked about homeless individuals are our skills gifts and abilities homelessness takes away so much of our humanity forcing us to become nameless faceless statistics I like to think that my gift is having the ability to share my views as a SRHT resident as well as the language skills to articulate them What are your views on United Way s Home for Good plan We waste a huge amount of resources trying to manage homelessness rather than end it The Home for Good plan however proves that it makes far more economic sense to offer permanent supportive housing than to fund costly social services Its Housing First approach is based on the idea that you don t have to earn your right to have a home Instead homeless individuals are welcomed with open arms housed and stabilized before addressing substance abuse and or mental health issues Once we end this vicious cycle what I refer to as the hamster wheel of homelessness then we can finally solve this problem once and for all What advice would you give to someone who s currently homeless Be patient There are a lot of good people out there working hard to change your life for the better I understand that as a homeless person being on a waiting list is incredibly discouraging but please don t lose hope I was once in the same position and now I can open the front door of my apartment and see all of my neighbors a beautiful courtyard filled with bamboo trees and finally feel like I m home 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

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  • City National Bank is First Stop for “Faces of Homelessness” Traveling Art Exhibit
    the Downtown L A Art Walk in October funds with sales Proceeds from next month s event will benefit the joint initiative between United Way of Greater Los Angeles and the L A Area Chamber of Commerce known as Home for Good a comprehensive action plan to end chronic and veteran homelessness by 2016 The traveling exhibit of fine art which poignantly depicts the plight of the local homeless population is available for display in office tower lobbies churches indoor malls and various other venues For more information on how you can arrange a showing please contact Wendy Colman Levin at wclevin gmail com 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 week ago Our friends at the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce

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  • Hilton Foundation announces $7.8 million to end chronic homelessness in L.A. County
    players to address a complex issue such as ending homelessness Home For Good demonstrates that funding partnerships can leverage and align funding and increase coordination between public and private sectors The Hilton Foundation has long been a supporter of United Way of Greater Los Angeles and the Los Angeles Chamber Commerce s work to address homelessness In 2010 the foundation provided funding for the initial launch of Home For Good and in 2011 helped seed the Home For Good Funders Collaborative through a 1 million challenge grant In response to the announcement of the 7 8 million grant United Way s CEO Elise Buik said These funds will change the lives of thousands of our homeless neighbors and allows us to broaden and deepen our work to engage all sectors in this effort Click HERE for the full press release 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

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  • Carolyn’s Story
    filled with hopelessness despair and the growing fear that I was destined to die out there on the streets of Inglewood http homeforgoodla com cache payday advance beverly hills html Then in July of 2004 United Way partner New Directions Inc took me under its wing and put a roof over my head vowing to love me until I could love myself again After rebuilding my fragile self esteem they showed me how to take responsibility for my actions and to deal with past trauma while also resisting temptation I am now a clean sober and active member of society living in a cozy one bedroom apartment and working full time as a medical support assistant at the Veterans Affairs Women s Clinic in West L A In the long run I hope to utilize both my VA loan and CNA license to establish a private senior care facility where I can nurture others and do for them exactly what was done for me 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

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  • In the News
    chosen to live this lifestyle but I believe they are a small minority I hope by telling these people s stories both by painting them and by collecting their histories poems and art that others can see how valuable these human beings are who we as a society are throwing away I have painted 60 portraits oil on canvas 18 x 24 I hope after seeing my exhibition that you will never look at a homeless person 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

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