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Our Mission

The People Concern believes no one should have to live on the street or in a violent household. Our staff, volunteers and those we serve work together to address the effects of homelessness, poverty, mental and physical illness, abuse and addiction. Our programs empower the most vulnerable among us to improve their quality of life – housed, healthy and safe – and become active participants in the community. We also work to educate the broader community and improve public policy.

Together, We Are Changing Lives

Last Year:

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individuals experiencing homelessness were engaged by outreach teams who connected them to services, referrals and housing resources.

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formerly homeless individuals received ongoing services in permanent supportive housing.

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adults and children escaping unsafe homes were served through Sojourn domestic violence services.

Happening at The People Concern

COVID-19 Response

COVID-19 Response

The safety and well-being of our program participants, staff and community is paramount. As the number of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) cases continues to rise in Los Angeles County, The People Concern is taking all necessary and recommended precautions and measures to...

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Kensington Campus

Kensington Campus

Now partially open, Kensington Campus is the largest fully integrated community of its kind in the Antelope Valley. Upon completion, the 14-acre therapeutic community will offer 156 interim housing beds and 150 permanent supportive housing units, with the first 100...

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FlyawayHomes

FlyawayHomes

The People Concern and FlyawayHomes have created a strategic partnership to launch and scale an innovative, fully-integrated, sustainable solution to ending homelessness. Their partnership leverages over 55 years of experience of The People Concern and the pioneering...

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Inspiration Corner

Robert

Robert

"Robert is working full-time as a cook and is so happy to move from shared housing to his own studio, yay!" - Millie Urrutia – Housing and Jobs Collaborative – The Nest
Stacey

Stacey

“I recently got my Section 8 voucher. I am excited about that! My case manager has been amazing. I am going to be getting myself together and continuing my sobriety.” – Stacey, Program Participant
Benjamin

Benjamin

Benjamin began experiencing homelessness six years ago, after being diagnosed with bipolar disorder. He’s been a participant in our interim housing program since 2018 and has made great improvements in his physical and mental health. Today, he is well on his way to fulfilling his New Year’s resolution – finding a home of his very own!
Angela

Angela

“This has been the best place that I could have been referred to. It’s empowered me to look forward to coming out of here, getting back on my feet.” –Angela, Program Participant
“They remain housed today”

“They remain housed today”

"After engaging with a client living on the streets for several years I was finally able to find him housing. The 7 other people living in encampments near by saw his success and were inspired to get help. I was able to connect them all to housing services. Eventually they were all housed and remain housed today." – Isaiah Ortiz, Outreach, Access Center