Meet Veronica

Meet Veronica

We are so proud of the progress Veronica has made since connecting with our program! Our Outreach Teams first met Veronica, while piloting the Encampment to Home initiative, in partnership with CD 10, which aimed to move people living in encampments under freeways...
Success Story: A Housing Plan and Services for K.S. 

Success Story: A Housing Plan and Services for K.S. 

*Written by Guest Blogger Glanda Sherman, Palisades Outreach & Engagement Specialist, The People Concern K.S. came to the Palisades area to retreat from L.A.’s busy urban city life. As part of his hustle to supplement his income, the Palisades proved to be a...
Program Spotlight: SHWASHLOCK Locker Program

Program Spotlight: SHWASHLOCK Locker Program

Located at the Annenberg Access Center in Santa Monica, The People Concern’s SHWASHLOCK program provides people experiencing homelessness with essential hygiene services including access to showers, laundry and lockers at no cost. Operating for nearly 30 years, the...
A Foster First: From Skid Row to Colorado

A Foster First: From Skid Row to Colorado

Charlotte was experiencing homelessness when she rescued Bougie, a stray dog, from an abandoned tent in Skid Row. Charlotte cared for Bougie and together they lived unhoused until Charlotte was moved into permanent housing with the help of The People Concern. After...
Meet Jeff

Meet Jeff

The People Concern’s Homeless Multidisciplinary Street Team (HMST) serves chronically homeless individuals who have been identified by the City of Santa Monica as the highest utilizers of emergency resources such as police, fire and emergency departments. Jeff, a...
Meet Juan

Meet Juan

Born in El Salvador, Juan came to the United States as an immigrant farmworker in the 1980’s. Shortly thereafter, he was granted citizenship and resided in the Valley with his wife where he worked as a farmworker until their marriage ended in 1998. The divorce was...

Solving Homelessness Panel Series: Housing Innovation

On Tuesday, June 28, 2022, John Maceri joined Greg Comanor, Co-Founding Partner, Daylight Community Development and Jason Ward, Associate Director RAND Center for Housing and Homelessness in LA; Professor, Pardee RAND Graduate School; Author of Can Adaptive Reuse of...

Solving Homelessness: Prevention & Empowerment

On Friday, March 18, 2022, John Maceri The People Concern, CEO joined Mark Loranger, President and CEO of Chrysalis, and Nicholas Salazar, COO of the Fund for Guaranteed Income, with moderator D Fox, Deputy Director of the National Network To End Domestic Violence....
Perfect Strangers

Perfect Strangers

*Story by guest writer: Nick Wenzel, Clinical Case Manager, The People Concern. As a rule, human life is rather chaotic. All the more so in the field of homelessness outreach services. There are times, however, when the chaos is briefly suspended and something...

Meet Sonya!

During the coronavirus pandemic, Sonya struggled to find work. She quickly spent her savings on rent and when she could no longer afford her apartment, she was evicted and fell into homelessness. Our team met Sonya when she was living unhoused in Santa Monica....