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Confronting the Abandoning Crisis…Poverty and Homelessness Beyond the Urban Core
September 19, 2019
Here’s a staggering number - 553,000. Imagine what you would do if 553,000 dollars were deposited into your bank account today. Imagine what you can see if you travel 553,000 miles around the world? That is a significant number. The truth is that’s the number of homeless people recorded in the United States in 2018. Yes, the most developed country in the world allows a whopping 17 percent of its population to live on the streets. California holds a total of 113,952 abandoned homeless individuals; this represents 20 percent of all homeless people in the United States. Approximately 15,179 are veterans. People in this country are turning a blind eye as if this is some “new normal.” We have abandoned our neighbors, and homelessness is a clear symptom.  ... read more »
Pop-Up Event Brings BET Weekend Festivities to Skid Row
July 4, 2019
Just blocks away from the Microsoft Theatre, where the awards show took place, is Skid Row, an area in Downtown Los Angeles where an estimated 2,000 peopleare living and experiencing homelessness, mental illness and other traumas. The ailing symptoms of L.A.’s homeless crisis create the essence of the neighborhood, with a majority of its residents being Black. One BET Weekend event acknowledged this community at the 2ndAnnual “Who I Am: Homeless but Human Pop-Up Festival.” ... read more »
Homelessness Spikes Up 12 Percent in L.A. County
June 6, 2019
    Homelessness in Los Angeles County spiked by 12% over the past year to reach an estimated 58,936 people, according to figures released today, with the region’s housing costs outpacing wages and forcing people onto the streets faster than authorities can find them shelter. ... read more »
South L.A. Churches Host Day Party for the Homeless
May 30, 2019
The visitors were transported by bus from various shelters and streets in South L.A. and Skid Row. ... read more »
Lawsuit Limiting Cleanups on Skid Row Up for Discussion by L.A. City Council
March 8, 2019
The city has long struggled with how to clean up and regulate homeless encampments, and in 2016 passed a law that would limit the amount of belongings a homeless person could store on the sidewalk to 60 gallons. But not long after, in response to a lawsuit, a federal judge issued a preliminary injunction barring Los Angeles police and sanitation officers from seizing and destroying homeless people's property in and near Skid Row. ... read more »
Trinity Holds Successful Blanket Drive for Homeless
January 2, 2019
For the 11th consecutive year, the Homeless Ministry of Trinity Baptist Church conducted a successful Blanket Drive to aid homeless men, women and children living on L.A.’s skid row. ... read more »
Music with a Mission – Striking a Chord Since 2010
December 6, 2018
The Midnight Mission (TMM) is thrilled to welcome Mission to Midnight (M2M) back for their 2nd visit. M2M is a homegrown Midnight Mission band. Comprised of residents of Skid Row, including participants in TMM’s Crisis and Bridge and Recovery Programs, M2M formed in June 2018. Each member of this eclectic rhythm & blues group brings their own flavor to this unique ensemble. The band is inspired by the daily struggles that people encounter in and out of the streets of Skid Row. Their goal is to spread a message of hope to the community that they call home with their uplifting music. Since their last visit, they have been practicing tirelessly on new material for this special performance. ... read more »
Kam’s Kapsules: Weekly Previews That Make Choosing a Film Fun
October 12, 2018
For movies opening October 19, 2018. ... read more »
First ‘Bridge Home’ Temporary Homeless Shelter in L.A. Opens
September 13, 2018
The "Bridge Home'' program was first announced by Garcetti during his State of the City speech in April as a new front in the fight against homelessness, which has grown by about 75 percent over the last six years. The 2018 Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority found that more than 31,000 people are homeless in the city, including more than 23,000 living without shelter, which were both slight drops from the previous year. ... read more »
Faithful Central opens Downtown L.A. Campus
July 4, 2018
  Bishop Kenneth C. Ulmer and Faithful Central Bible Church, also known as the Family of Champions, has joined forces with Rev. Andy Bales and the Union Rescue Mission (URM) to help meet the spiritual needs of the residents in the Skid Row Community and beyond with the launch of its downtown L.A. ... read more »
Settlement reached in LA shooting of homeless black man 
May 17, 2018
 A settlement of $1.9 million was reached Thursday in a civil lawsuit stemming from the fatal police shooting of a homeless black man on Skid Row in Los Angeles three years ago, attorneys said.  ... read more »
Passion, Hard Work and Giving Back Guide Keith on Road to Success
March 15, 2018
Christine Keith of Elite Auto Network named GLAAACC Member of the Year ... read more »
Homeless Donation Meters Introduced in City
February 15, 2018
The meter, which looks similar to a parking meter, but is bright orange in color and located in Grand Park away from the street, allows people to give loose change or use their credit card for donations that go to an organization which helps homeless people in Skid Row. ... read more »
‘SOBER Unit’ is Officially in Operation
January 11, 2018
The unit has been working out of an LAFD ambulance since November and consists of an emergency medical technician, a nurse practitioner and a case worker ... read more »
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