Sheltered in Office

Community Organizations Are the Other First Responders During COVID-19

While businesses around the city, state and nation close their doors and “Shelter in Place,” community-based organizations like Brotherhood Crusade, YWCA of Greater Los Angeles, the Jenesse Center for battered women, and other non-profits remain open, operating and serving a community that was already in desperate need of resources, long before COVID-19. Charisse Bremond-Weaver, president of the Los Angeles Brotherhood Crusade, has been “Sheltered in Office” ever since Mayor Garcetti and Governor Newsom announced the “Stay at Home” order on March 19, 2020.  “Our doors remain open, providing the essential services that our community needs.  We have a responsibility to