We are dedicated to creating a community where everyone,
regardless of the struggles they are overcoming,
is housed, healthy and safe.
What We Do
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Outreach & Engagement
Outreach teams across Los Angeles County bring services to the streets and develop trusting relationships with those living without a home.
Permanent Supportive Housing
Operating under a “Housing First” model, our staff work with program participants to locate best-fit housing options as quickly as possible.
Mental Health Care
On-site and field-based mental health clinicians provide psychiatric care and other services to individuals struggling with severe or chronic mental illness.
Services including shelters, support groups, and a 24-hour hotline are provided through Sojourn, our program tailored to adult and child victims of domestic violence.
On-site integrated services and case management help program participants stabilize their health, gain critical life skills and work toward finding the best-fit permanent housing solution.
With access to on-site, mobile, or in-home medical care, program participants are able to maintain and improve their physical health, while relieving stress on public services.
Money management services help program participants earn income and manage their finances through government benefit navigation, budgeting assistance and financial counseling.
Substance Use Services
Through a “Harm Reduction” approach to long-term wellness, staff work with all program participants, regardless of where they are in their recovery process.
Life Skills & Wellness
Program participants improve their quality of life through workshops and programs that focus on holistic development, skill-building, artistic expression and healthy living.
92% of program participants placed in permanent housing by The People Concern never experience homelessness again!
Where We Work
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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 planned to open in Spring 2020. The first 50 residents have already moved into homes of their own! This campus is a critical resource for our most vulnerable neighbors as they rebuild their lives and find stability.
150 residents will be permanently housed upon completion.
156 interim housing participants will find stability and begin rebuilding their lives.
Project was initiated by the City of Lancaster who generously provided 14 acres of land to develop Kensington Campus.
Wrap-around services will be available on-site. A medical facility will be added at a future date to provide participants with a holistic experience.
Robust wellness programming, including access to arts, music and skills-building workshops, will be available on-site.
92% of people we place in permanent supportive housing remain housed indefinitely.
In addition to housing, The People Concern is bringing our full suite of comprehensive services to Kensington—from case management and wellness programs to medical and mental health care and more.
To learn more about permanent supportive housing at Kensington, including the referral process, please click here or call 661-270-8640.
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 development model for building permanent housing recently introduced to the market by FlyawayHomes. Together, they are developing and testing a new strategy to replace the expensive and slow development process which severely constrains Los Angeles’ ability to permanently house its chronically homeless neighbors, while building on proven best practices for housing people and providing the essential supportive services they need to remain housed, healthy and safe.