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    took Why I Walk Jennifer Schneider from Skid Row Housing Trust November 08 2011 By admin HomeWalk Jennifer Schneider Administrative Program Manager at Skid Row Housing Trust tells us why the Skid Row Housing Trust will be joining us at this year s HomeWalk and what has helped the Trust succeed in its HomeWalk efforts bad bad credit loan people personal We walk because we believe in what we do We feel strongly HOW BLOGWORLDEXPO AND KOBE BRYANT AND THE UNITED WAY ARE WORKING TO END HOMELESSNESS November 04 2011 By admin Home for Good Uncategorized On November 19 United Way of Greater Los Angeles will be fighting to end homelessness with HomeWalk an annual 5K Run Walk to End Homelessness HomeWalk is a family event with learning stations and opportunities to connect to local service organizations How to win a signed basketball from Kobe Bryant at BlogWorld http homeforgoodla com cache online payday loans washington state html At Blog World we are giving away a basketball WELCOME HOME HARDLYNORMAL November 04 2011 By admin Home for Good Uncategorized Mark Horvath a k a HardlyNorrmal is the creator of InvisiblePeople tv the nationally recognized nonprofit that tackles poverty and homelessness using the power of social media Once homeless himself Mark is an incredible advocate in the fight against homelessness His work allows individuals to share their stories helping to put a face on the problem As Mark 1 33 34 35 36 37 47 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

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    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 Read on to learn more about Steve s amazing life and meet him in person at our Sixth Annual HomeWalk this Saturday Please tell us a little bit about yourself I m 53 years old and originally from Oklahoma I graduated from Southwestern Oklahoma State University with a Bachelor s in English and taught for a year as a Peace Corps volunteer in Botswana Explain how you first became homeless and how it made you feel I was severely depressed but had no community resources to call upon I couldn t afford to pay my bills and eventually wound up living in a homeless shelter for 18 months It made me feel worthless like I wasn t a part of society What was the real turning point in your life One day I came across a Diet Coke can on the ground spun it around and watched as it pointed west twice So I hitchhiked from Oklahoma City to Fountain Valley California where I was stranded for two days I reached a point where I realized I was probably better off dead so I swallowed my blood pressure pills thinking I d simply fall asleep and never wake up Luckily someone nearby saw me collapse called 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

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    and Street Team parties will be held on November 5th at various United Way partners a great opportunity to help out and learn about United 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 Why I Walk Our Faith Matters October 23 2012 By admin Home for Good HomeWalk Partners Have you ever seen a sleeping giant There is one in Cortez Colorado If you have heard of Cortez chances are you have probably heard of the Sleeping Ute which is a small mountain range on the northern edge of the Ute Mountain Reservation Viewed from a distance these mountains resemble a giant warrior sleeping with his feathered headdress and arms folded across his chest Local legend has it that this warrior may someday rise again I see another sleeping giant in our region All across Southern California you will find people of faith gathering in temples churches houses mosques clubs parks schools and more Historically communities of faith have played a major roll in assisting the homeless and providing important services In regards to creating permanent solutions a missing piece in efforts to build public and political will around ENDING homelessness in Los Angeles has been the collective involvement of the faith community Our Faith Matters provides an opportunity to unify our actions and strengthen advocacy around permanent solutions to homelessness We do this by shifting the current paradigm of having congregations only feeding the homeless to one in which congregations enable the homeless to become housed That s why Our Faith Matters matters Here is one opportunity join the Our Faith Matters team for the United Way s HomeWalk 2012 The United Way is a leading voice in ending homelessness in our region and the HomeWalk brings everyone together from all sectors and walks of life to advocate for the homeless and for permanent supportive housing Join the team and help us raise much needed funds We just learned that thanks to a generous grant from the Conrad N Hilton Foundation they will match dollar for dollar all contributions of 100 or more to

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    and opportunities to connect to local service organizations How to win a signed basketball from Kobe Bryant at BlogWorld http homeforgoodla com cache online payday loans washington state html At Blog World we are giving away a basketball autographed by LA Laker Kobe Bryant Here s how you can qualify Sign up to participate in HomeWalk contest code BlogWorld Not in LA Register as a virtual walker We ll even send you a t shirt contest code BlogWorld Sign up to VOLUNTEER at HomeWalk contest code BlogWorld Donate to Invisible People TV www invisiblepeople tv Blog about homelessness and include United WayLA and or Invisible People TV Tweet about homelessness include LAUnitedWay homewalk Come by booth 513 and show us your submission or use the code BlogWorld when registering as a walker virtual walker volunteer It s that simple More than anything we want to connect So ping us LAUnitedWay and HomeforGood we d love to meet you while you re here WELCOME HOME HARDLYNORMAL November 04 2011 By admin Home for Good Uncategorized Mark Horvath a k a HardlyNorrmal is the creator of InvisiblePeople tv the nationally recognized nonprofit that tackles poverty and homelessness using the power of social media Once homeless himself Mark is an incredible advocate in the fight against homelessness His work allows individuals to share their stories helping to put a face on the problem As Mark says I believe it s so important to make the invisible members of our society visible Mark has traveled across the country interviewing people raising awareness about homelessness and serving as a catalyst for change Over the years Mark s work has elicited increased attention and this year thanks to Calgary Homeless Foundation and Community Action Committee InvisiblePeople tv was able to go international During the summer of 2011 Mark traveled extensively throughout Canada gaining more media attention than even he thought possible Upon his return to the United States Mark continued his trip through Maine the Midwest and back to Southern California We are happy to welcome Mark back to Los Angeles after several months on the road homeforgoodla com cache personal loan paid in full html Mark s work through InvisiblePeople tv has inspired communities to join the fight against homelessness by advocating for policy change creating housing programs and even dedicating farming land to help feed low income families Recently the impact of InvisiblePeople tv was recognized by Pierce Family Foundation which pledged a 10 000 matching grant to help Mark continue his work So far Mark raised over 6 000 from 85 individual donors The deadline to meet his challenge grant is today and United Way of Greater Los Angeles is welcoming Mark back by supporting his efforts with a donation of 1 000 to meet the Pierce Family Foundation s challenge grant United Way s donation will help Mark continue to reach out and film the stories of people living on the streets give new perspective on people s struggles and continue to

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    response system of emergency and transitional housing to one focused on coordinated intake alternatives to shelter whenever possible rapid re housing and housing retention In the months and years ahead USICH looks forward to LA partners continuing and furthering these strategies One of the best ways to make progress is to have a strong State Interagency Council on Homelessness This enables further collaboration and top down commitment to preventing and ending homelessness while marshalling resources that one county could not access on its own With 1 in 5 homeless Americans a Californian this is an issue that deserves greater statewide attention We have accomplished much together and in such a short time USICH looks forward to working alongside LA leaders to fully implement Home for Good to end the homelessness of your most vulnerable populations Home for Good was not the first plan to aim to end it in LA but it has great potential to be the last In the coming year I will continue to do all I can for as long as I can to assure that it is Housing Homeless Vets Part II December 06 2011 By admin Home for Good Uncategorized Alisa Orduña Program Officer in Housing Stability at United Way of Greater Los Angeles gives us an update on HUD VASH efforts to expedite the process for housing homeless veterans In L A a city not well known for having a cohesive government system a dedicated workgroup of Angelenos representing public City and County and non profit agencies have begun working together to alleviate the plight for homeless veterans In 2009 the U S Departments of Housing and Urban Development HUD and Veteran Affairs launched a joint initiative called the HUD VASH program to provide subsidized housing to homeless veterans HUD VASH is a model of permanent supportive housing Local housing authorities provide a rental subsidy and the VA provides intensive medical and mental health vocational and rehabilitated services for as long as they are needed At the local level HUD VASH is implemented through a partnership between the V A Medical Centers of Los Angeles and Long Beach the main housing authorities including Santa Monica Pasadena City of Los Angeles County of Los Angeles and Long Beach and community based outreach organizations Since its inception L A has received approximately 2 700 HUD VASH vouchers Implementing HUD VASH in L A created some unique start up challenges so Community Solutions 100K Homes Campaign partnered with Home For Good to host a Housing Placement Boot Camp in June 2011 to facilitate a cross sector conversation about process improvement At the end of the workshop participants set a system wide goal of 38 days and 23 steps Click here to read the details on that event From this convening a group of dedicated agency staff from both the public and non profit sectors began to work behind the scenes in an unprecedented manner to unravel bottlenecks in each agency s internal practices Reconvened in September

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  • Helping the homeless isn’t just for the holidays, Los Angeles Times, November 23, 2011
    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 guest

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    a friend who was given power of attorney The new landlord decided Business Task Force Advances Services For Homeless Los Angeles Business Journal January 30 2012 January 30 2012 By admin In Home for Good Business Task Force Advances Services For Homeless Los Angeles Business Journal January 30 2012 Best Cash Advance In Philadelphia 19106 payday loans northgate blvd Policy team begins crafting CES 2012 January 25 2012 By homeforgood In Milestone Moment Prior the development of the Coordinated Entry System CES in Los Angeles housing systems were unconnected housing developers operated largely independently and housing assignments were done through waitlist systems rather prioritizing those most in need In order to create a robust countywide system Home For Good and its partners began building a framework for what Who will win this year s Home For Good awards January 24 2012 By admin In Business Leaders Task Force Home for Good Help us celebrate the accomplishments of the first year of Home For Good On February 23rd we will host the Home For Good Summit to celebrate our first year and launch year two At the Summit we will recognize the individuals and organizations in Los Angeles County which have made major strides in advancing the 1 43 44 45 46 47 60 Popular Posts Huff Post Help Stop a Proposed Ordinance That Will Devastate Affordable Housing in Los Angeles May 07 2012 3166 comments Art For Good August 25 2014 3019 comments Meta Log in Entries RSS Comments RSS WordPress org Popular Video Gallery Widget 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

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  • Ed Cabrera talks about Home For Good, Opening Doors, and what you can do to end homelessness
    local efforts LA is making progress to improve collaboration among community partners use data to guide decision making and more strategically target resources Home for Good and USICH modeled this type of collaboration substantively in the Collaborative Leadership Summit in April There government nonprofit and private sectors leaders convened to discuss system wide changes and recommendations that utilize targeted and mainstream resources to reach the goals in Home for Good To sustain progress in the coming year we urge you to push forward in these key areas Continue measuring results Report on progress toward your goals for permanent supportive housing for chronically homeless people and Veterans Report on how well homeless programs help their clients access mainstream resources and regain health Use Homelessness Management Information System data to drive implementation Implement strategic solutions broadly including collaboration with VA Medical Centers and housing authorities to administer HUD VASH especially targeting chronic unsheltered Veterans County public health leaders to seize the opportunity created by health reform to enroll individuals into Medicaid and access community health centers Philanthropy and public systems to create a joint funding approach and pipeline of permanent supportive housing sufficient to meet your plan s goals Outreach shelter and housing providers working with public systems to prioritize chronic unsheltered individuals and families for permanent supportive housing Service providers and government to transform the crisis response system of emergency and transitional housing to one focused on coordinated intake alternatives to shelter whenever possible rapid re housing and housing retention In the months and years ahead USICH looks forward to LA partners continuing and furthering these strategies One of the best ways to make progress is to have a strong State Interagency Council on Homelessness This enables further collaboration and top down commitment to preventing and ending homelessness while marshalling resources that one county could not access on its own With 1 in 5 homeless Americans a Californian this is an issue that deserves greater statewide attention We have accomplished much together and in such a short time USICH looks forward to working alongside LA leaders to fully implement Home for Good to end the homelessness of your most vulnerable populations Home for Good was not the first plan to aim to end it in LA but it has great potential to be the last In the coming year I will continue to do all I can for as long as I can to assure that it is 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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