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A Bootcamp for Caring 600 541 CVillacorte

A Bootcamp for Caring

Hundreds of multidisciplinary outreach workers from various Los Angeles County departments and affiliated providers attended an intensive boot camp on how to help people living on the streets. Multi-Disciplinary Teams (MDTs) include a health specialist, mental health specialist, substance use…

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Resources for Veterans 600 541 CVillacorte

Resources for Veterans

A new Veteran Peer Access Network (VPAN) site has opened in Palmdale, providing much-needed resources to one of the largest veteran populations in the region. Led by veterans for veterans, VPAN helps veterans navigate often complicated systems so they can…

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Members of the Department of Mental Health talk with a woman experiencing homelessness.
Historic LA County and LA Alliance Settlement 600 541 CVillacorte

Historic LA County and LA Alliance Settlement

Federal Court Approves Historic LA County and LA Alliance Settlement to Further Strengthen Response to Homelessness Agreement Expands Mental Health/Substance Use Disorder Beds, Wraparound Services, Street-Based Outreach A federal court today approved Los Angeles County’s groundbreaking settlement with the LA…

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Harm Reduction on the Streets 600 541 CVillacorte

Harm Reduction on the Streets

Los Angeles County’s Street medicine teams are specially trained in harm reduction techniques to help people with substance use disorders. Department of Public Health-Substance Abuse Prevention and Control Director Gary Tsai said harm reduction includes providing needle exchanges, fentanyl testing…

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Healthcare on Wheels 600 541 CVillacorte

Healthcare on Wheels

Los Angeles County’s mobile clinics and street medicine teams are responding to the emergency that is homelessness. The Department of Health Services-Housing for Health division deploys them countywide, including regular stops at the Metro station near MacArthur Park. Stabilizing a…

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Help at a Hollywood Hotel 600 541 CVillacorte

Help at a Hollywood Hotel

The Mark Twain is the first interim housing site for “Hollywood 2.0,” the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health’s pilot project to provide comprehensive, community-based care and services to people experiencing mental illness and homelessness in the Hollywood community.…

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Homeless Initiative Executive Director Cheri Todoroff walks through a homeless encampment.
One on One with Homeless Initiative Director Cheri Todoroff 600 541 CVillacorte

One on One with Homeless Initiative Director Cheri Todoroff

The first episode of Los Angeles County’s new show One on One delves into the issue of homelessness and talks with Cheri Todoroff, director of the Homeless Initiative. From encampment resolutions to new housing, she breaks down what’s driving the…

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House of Refuge for Struggling Youth 600 541 CVillacorte

House of Refuge for Struggling Youth

Charlie Lebeau is one of thousands of vulnerable youth who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. He’s found refuge in Dunamis House in Boyle Heights, one of Los Angeles County’s Homekey motel conversions. Dunamis is a partnership between…

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It Takes a Village 600 541 CVillacorte

It Takes a Village

California First Partner Jennifer Siebel Newsom toured the newly opened Restorative Care Village on the campus of LAC+USC Medical Center. The Restorative Care Village provides access to a full continuum of clinical care and supportive services on one campus—including recuperative…

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Pathway Home participants connect with County services 600 541 Marlon Baker

Pathway Home participants connect with County services

Los Angeles County’s Pathway Home program helps people transition from encampments into interim housing and then provides them with supportive services on their way to permanent housing. After its first Pathway Home encampment resolution brought 50 people indoors from tents…

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