Blog Posts

REVOLUTIONS

When people ask me where I work, I get excited and yet also apprehensive. Sometimes I simply say, “I work in homeless services in Hollywood.” This is true, of course, but it doesn’t highlight the thing I love most about working in homeless services at the Center. Namely, getting to connect with people using our

Rainy Days

I asked a participant the other day, “What do you do when it rains?” I couldn’t have anticipated his response:  “I get wet.” This winter season has been uncharacteristically rainy here in LA. As I write this, we’re in the middle of what is forecasted to be four straight days of rain. And it’s hard

The Center’s New Women’s Program: A Space Just for Women

You may have heard this staggering statistic from LA Weekly, KPCC or the LA Times: There has been a 55% increase since 2013 of women experiencing homelessness in Los Angeles. Another way to put it is that 1 in 3 homeless people is now a woman. There are many factors that have led to this

HomeWalk 2016

Saturday was the United Way’s 10th annual HomeWalk.  Every year, I have found an excuse to not participate.  This year, I had a feeling that I would not be able to get away with having the ‘stomach bug’ yet again, so I set my alarm for 6AM (ON A SATURDAY) and forced myself into my

Betty Jo is HOME!

This has been an incredible week for me.  A woman who I care for deeply, Betty Jo, signed the lease to her new apartment!  It has been a very long road, but I am humbled by the outpouring of community support along the way. Betty Jo comes to The Center three days a week.  She