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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.
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In the News
Santa Monica Daily Press | October 20, 2020
Homeless Street Teams at Work During COVID-19
Streets Blog LA | October 19, 2020
Kensington Campus Opens in Lancaster Providing Temporary Housing, Permanent Housing, and Jobs for Antelope Valley’s Homeless
CNN.com | October 18, 2020
Shipping containers in Los Angeles becoming homes for the homeless
Los Angeles Times | October 17, 2020
She was suffering on the streets of Santa Monica. Here’s what it took to rescue her
Antelope Valley Press | October 11, 2020
AVC Poised to Aid Homeless Students
John Maceri on Marketplace Morning Report | September 22, 2020
LAist | August 24, 2020
A Bridge To Where? Few Exit LA’s ‘Temporary’ Homeless Shelters For Permanent Housing
Santa Monica Daily Press | August 13, 2020
Santa Monica Motel Shelters High-Risk Homeless People From COVID
The Argonaut | August 12, 2020
Venice Family Clinic’s Health + Justice Series Tackles Housing, Homelessness, Race and Incarceration
Santa Monica Daily Press | August 6, 2020
Amidst the pandemic challenges of homelessness continue to rise
Downtown Los Angeles News | August 4, 2020
New homeless services center opens in Skid Row
Roland Martin Unfiltered | July 28, 2020
John Maceri guest appearance
Los Angeles Times | July 24, 2020
The apartment was ready in February. Four months later, Terrance moved in
How This Affordable Housing Group is Supporting its Residents during COVID-19
Los Angeles has a major homelessness problem. These Jewish groups are helping by opening their parking lot
Los Angeles County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas Tours The People Concern’s Newly Opened C3 Homeless Services Center
John Maceri KNX Interview | June 22, 2020
John Maceri on POTUS: Non-partisan Political Talk | June 24, 2020
Houseless in a Pandemic: How Community “Shows Up” For Their Own to Survive and Thrive Together
LA Health Care Workers Scramble to Test Homeless for COVID-19
Coronavirus testing on skid row: The Pandemic in Photos
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
NBC 4 | March 4, 2020
Lancaster Develops Center to House Homeless People
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
August 25, 2020 | Lyft and Other Join 'Together for Her' Campaign to Address Increasing sing Gender-Based Violence During COVID-19 Pandemic
The partners of Together For Her – The Charlize Theron African Outreach Project (CTAOP), CARE, and the Entertainment Industry Foundation – announced Lyft, Mary Kay and others have joined the campaign; which aims to provide relief for the growing gender-based violence pandemic that has emerged as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
June 29, 2020 | Mark Ridley-Thomas Tours The People Concern's Newly Opened Homeless Service Center
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 1, 2020 | Grant Recipient
The People Concern Receives $20,000 Grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.
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.