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....
Petey found his forever home!

Petey found his forever home!

At The People Concern, we don’t just provide housing and supportive services to our unhoused neighbors, we also care for and support the pets they love. For people experiencing homelessness, a pet is more than just a furry friend – pets provide security,...
Meet Rene!

Meet Rene!

*Story by guest writer: Nick Wenzel, Clinical Case Manager, The People Concern. The road from homelessness to permanent housing isn’t always a linear path. At The People Concern, our teams provide each program participant with individually tailored wraparound services...
Program Spotlight: Food Services

Program Spotlight: Food Services

The People Concern’s Food Services Program proudly offers healthy, delicious and diverse meals to our interim housing program participants. With the holidays quickly approaching, there is no better time to uplift the importance of a home-cooked meal. Our Food Services...