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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.
TOWNHALL BY CALL WITH CEO JOHN MACERI
In the News
California homeless quarantine in hotels, more rooms needed
KTLA 5 | May 12, 2020
The People Concern outreach worker Ciara DeVozza discusses outreach in skid row, rapid testing, and factors that put people experiencing homelessness at a higher risk of contracting COVID-19.
Coronavirus testing has come to skid row. But what happens when infected patients disappear?
Santa Monica Plans to Cut Funding to Programs for Low-Income Residents
Malibu’s Homeless Receive Service, Still Waiting for Housing
MSNBC | Apr 24, 2020
California Struggles to Deal With Homeless During Virus Outbreak: A Conversation with John Maceri The People Concern CEO, and Andrea Mitchell MSNBC, Andrea Mitchel Reports
Are Homeless Shelters ‘A Nasty Experiment’ During Coronavirus? L.A Says No and Opens More
Domestic Violence Shelters Work Around Coronavirus
L.A. Turning to Hotels to Shelter Homeless Population
City Hall Launches Coronavirus Relief Fund
Unemployment, underfunding and still trying to serve: Volunteer organizations during COVID-19
Billi Elish’s Mom Partners with L.A. Vegan Restaurants to Feed Those in Need
Homeless shelters and outreach teams work to fight coronavirus
Homeless and a voter: Inside LA’s new outreach program
Shelter, Parking Possibilities for Malibu’s Homeless
How California’s Homelessness Crisis Surged
May 13, 2020 | The People Concern Implements Procovery Model
The People Concern is one of the first to adopt The Procovery Model in Los Angeles County, with 60 staff members to become Procovery-licensed facilitators.
April 17, 2020 | Project Roomkey
The People Concern Moves First Clients into a Los Angeles Hotel the Nonprofit Will Also Manage, as Part of California’s ‘Project Roomkey’.
April 6, 2020 | The People Concern Hosts Townhall by Call April 9
CEO John Maceri will answer questions about how LA’s homeless services provider is handling the COVID-19 crisis and will discuss the newly launched April #CHALLENGEFORGOOD to secure critical items needed like socks, bottled water, hygiene kits and boxed lunches.
April 2, 2020 | Kendra Scott Creates Virtual Giveback to Benefit The People Concern
Kendra Scott will give back 20% of online purchases made on their website, www.kendrascott.com, April 9-10 to customers who use the code GIVEBACK6957.
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February 27, 2020 | The People Concern Hosts Flex Vote Center
The People Concern Hosts Flex Vote Center in Santa Monica March 1.
January 21, 2020 Ground Breaks on Affordable Housing Development
Linc Housing and national CORE Join Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas and Inglewood Mayor James Butts Jr. To Break Ground on 101 New Affordable and Supportive Homes.
January 1, 2020 | Grant Recipient
The People Concern Receives $20,000 Grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.
from the blog
This past weekend, angry and fed-up Angelenos risked their health and the health of their loved ones and took to the streets of Downtown LA to demand justice for George Floyd. On May 25, George Floyd, a 46-year-old, unarmed, black man was murdered...