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Diverting Homeless from Jail into Housing Pays for Itself 600 541 CVillacorte

Diverting Homeless from Jail into Housing Pays for Itself

A program that diverts some people with a history of homelessness from Los Angeles County jails into permanent supportive housing can significantly lower taxpayer spending on services such as hospital care and shelter use, according to a new RAND Corporation report.…

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A Smooth Transition Back into Society 600 541 CVillacorte

A Smooth Transition Back into Society

Mitchel, 53, was facing homelessness after being incarcerated for 32 years. He was on parole and residing in a halfway home. The LA:RISE program connected him to Social Enterprise CEO’s Transitional Subsidized Employment program. He met with his case manager…

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Innovative Housing Model in Santa Fe Springs 600 541 CVillacorte

Innovative Housing Model in Santa Fe Springs

Construction is under way on an innovative 5-acre complex in Santa Fe Springs that will feature interim and permanent supportive housing and affordabwe apartments for low-income and vulnerable seniors and families, and homeless families with children. Located at Lakeland Rd.…

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Working Towards Careers for a Cause 600 541 CVillacorte

Working Towards Careers for a Cause

Irene, 40, was living in a tent on Skid Row when she enrolled in an Alternative Staffing Organizations (ASO) program where job placement specialists helped her obtain assembly and fulfillment work for Goodwill. Her boyfriend physically abused her one day,…

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Daniel Holds Onto His Dream 600 541 CVillacorte

Daniel Holds Onto His Dream

Daniel, 50, was homeless in the San Gabriel Valley for ten years because of substance abuse. He enrolled in a relapse prevention program at JWCH/Wesley, a Measure H-funded service provider, and received an Emergency Housing Voucher from LACDA. He was…

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Inspiring Others with His Journey 600 541 CVillacorte

Inspiring Others with His Journey

Felix del Prado is paying it forward at a new residential detox facility primarily catering to Spanish-speaking adults, many of them experiencing homelessness. The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health – Substance Use Prevention and Control (SAPC) partnered with…

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Cared for by an Army of Angels 600 541 CVillacorte

Cared for by an Army of Angels

Los Angeles Times columnist Steve Lopez tagged along as the Los Angeles County Department of Health’s Housing for Health division visited the homes of formerly unhoused patients with serious medical conditions. He said, “L.A. County voters deserve a pat on…

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Helping Someone Through a Disability 600 541 CVillacorte

Helping Someone Through a Disability

Mr. T, 49, lost his job at the beginning of the pandemic and could not find alternate work because of his disabilities. He had been living with his mother but when he could no longer help pay rent or bills,…

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Restorative Care Village is Taking Shape 600 541 CVillacorte

Restorative Care Village is Taking Shape

Phase 1 of the LAC+USC Medical Center Restorative Care Village is now complete, a $68.5 million investment that will provide an innovative, healing environment for Los Angeles County residents. “It is the first step in realizing my larger vision that…

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A Home for Yolanda 600 541 CVillacorte

A Home for Yolanda

Yolanda, 43, lost her son in 2007 and subsequently lost interest in life. She became homeless for five years, surviving domestic violence, turning to alcohol abuse, and battling depression. A LAHSA HOST team connected her to shelter, mental health services,…

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