Concrete steps when concerned about unhoused in your area
Citizens who are concerned about unhoused in close proximity to their residences, starting fires and other issues. What can you do in that case?
A paper trail is the clearest way to bring services' attention to your unhoused neighbors.
Open an LA-HOP (Los Angeles Homeless Outreach Portal) ticket to alert folks to the need of the unhoused there
Make a 311 ticket about any trash issues
Notify the local Council District office about any particular issues
We want to check if the Los Angeles Homelessness Services Authority (LAHSA) has a case open for that person and is working on helping them get housing and the other services they need. This process may take a very long time, as each case is unique and city services are especially slammed at the moment.
Shower of Hope- Safe Parking Program (Westlake & Glassell Park)
The Shower of Hope Safe Parking Program operates in two locations: Westlake (for women & children) and Glassell Park (for single men, couples, etc.) They are an overnight program with a check in of 7pm and a check out of 6:30am. Additionally, they have security on site the entire night. Occasionally, they provide food for their guests and there is a portable restroom/hand washing station on site. Requirements to begin the application/enrollment process include: having a valid driver’s license, car registration, (or proof of ownership), and a functioning vehicle (to be able to move to and from the lot). If potential guests fulfill these requirements, they can beginning the screening process and eventually enroll them. The number to get started is (424) 343-7752.
Clare | Matrix - Narcan Training for the month of January
Please find trainings for January on opioid reversal (Narcan training). Each training is around an hour, with time to stay on for q&a. As always, Narcan training will provide box (two doses) for anyone who completes training. Wednesday January 12th, 9:30am https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYkf-qqrjItE907E4zukZ6YdpNHKitYMj1W Tuesday January 25th, 6pm https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUufuihqzkpGdUmm7Q-WcZhlzlQCd7N2bWj Please feel free to forward to contact: Amandaacowan@clarematrix.org
Hollywood Family Source Center Food Distribution
See attached flyer for information on free food distribution (10 lbs. of produce, 10 lbs. of dry/canned goods) for families, every 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month. The number to call to register is 323-412-0607, and low-income verification is required.
Additional meetings moving forward
Meetings in 2022 will be the third Thursday of every month.