From housing to everyday necessities, A Step to Freedom is an organization fighting to end homelessness. Joined by representatives from Supervisor Holly Mitchells office, Councilman Curren Price, Jr., along with volunteers, and the ASF street team members and Executive Director Kenya Kirkland organized a distribution of 10,000 blankets across South Los Angeles, Inglewood, and Downtown Los Angeles. This three-day homeless outreach initiative lasted from November 11-13. On November 11, Lauren Brazile, L.A. Sentinel director of Community Outreach, spoke with Kirkand and representatives from other organizations, including Hopics and the Fremont High School football team.
While speaking about racial disparity and systemic racism that affects Black people experiencing homelessness, Kirkland said: “Giving a blanket is a gesture to say someone cares and we see you.”
To learn more about A Step to Freedom and their Warm the Streets L.A. initiative, visit https://asteptofreedom.org/