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Harm Reduction on the Streets 600 541 CVillacorte

Harm Reduction on the Streets

Los Angeles County’s Harm Reduction Teams are specially trained in 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 strips, and…

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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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Pathway Home Resolves East Gardena RV Encampment 600 541 CVillacorte

Pathway Home Resolves East Gardena RV Encampment

Los Angeles County’s new Pathway Home program to resolve encampments, including recreational vehicles (RVs), successfully placed  58 people into interim housing  – including  families with children – and removed 30 dilapidated RVs being used as makeshift dwellings on the streets…

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Lives Saved Amid Tropical Storm Hilary 600 541 CVillacorte

Lives Saved Amid Tropical Storm Hilary

As Tropical Storm Hilary approached Los Angeles County, the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA) worked in close collaboration with the Los Angeles Mayor’s Office and the Los Angeles County Homeless Initiative to help people experiencing unsheltered homelessness in areas…

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New “Pathway Home” Program for Encampments 600 541 Marlon Baker

New “Pathway Home” Program for Encampments

Los Angeles County has launched Pathway Home, a major expansion of its efforts to resolve encampments, with a successful operation in unincorporated Lennox that helped 59 people move inside. The Pathway Home encampment resolution program, which includes recreational vehicles or RVs, is just one component of the ongoing, multi-pronged response to the homelessness crisis launched under the emergency declared by the Board of Supervisors in January. read more
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