Blog

The People Concern is ​at the forefront of ending homelessness and domestic violence in Los Angeles County. We are dedicated to building a ​more equitable community ​so that all of our neighbors can be housed, healthy and safe. Education, advocacy and community dialogue are crucial to our work. Our blog takes a deeper dive into ​social justice and policy topics as they relate to homelessness and ​domestic violence and provides educational resources, a behind the scenes look into the work that we do and a space for open communication.

“Yes, Virginia, There is a Santa Paws!”
“Yes, Virginia, There is a Santa Paws!”

k9 Connection, a program of The People Concern, offers teens the chance to breakthrough learning and life barriers by training and bonding with homeless dogs. Experiential learning enables the teens to find self-esteem, self-determination and empathy while they in...

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Program Spotlight: Health & Wellness
Program Spotlight: Health & Wellness

The People Concern’s Health and Wellness Program (HWP) was developed in 2017 in partnership with six hospitals: Providence St. John’s, UCLA Santa Monica, UCLA Ronald Raegan, Kaiser West LA, Cedars Sinai and Cedars Sinai Marina Del Rey Hospital (MDRH). The program...

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Meet Mike!
Meet Mike!

Mike is a Los Angeles native, born and raised in Boyle Heights. After his mother’s death, his family faced a series of financial hardships. Struggling to find employment and navigate the new family dynamics, Mike felt hopeless. “I became homeless due to economic...

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Meet Sharon (and Sissy)!
Meet Sharon (and Sissy)!

After her husband passed away, Sharon became a live-in caretaker for an elderly couple. When they too passed, she was forced to move. With nowhere to turn, Sharon found herself homeless at the age of 52. Sharon recalls one traumatic night when her car was stolen, “I...

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Meet Gregory!
Meet Gregory!

Gregory was born and raised in South Central LA. He attended UCLA, where he received his bachelor’s and master's degrees. His life changed when he became the primary caregiver for his mom and soon thereafter, his sister. When his mom became ill, “It was one thing...

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Program Spotlight: Substance Use Case Management
Program Spotlight: Substance Use Case Management

Jonathan is a Substance Use Case Manager with The People Concern’s Homeless Multidisciplinary Street Team (HMST) team. Our HMST team is a mobile outreach team dedicated to working with people experiencing homelessness who are amongst the highest utilizers of Emergency...

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Meet Case Manager, Roger!
Meet Case Manager, Roger!

Roger is a Case Manager for The People Concern’s Skid Row C3 Outreach Team. During his nearly two years working for The People Concern, his entire outlook on life has changed, "it has brought out empathy and compassion in me that I didn’t think I had," says Roger. "My...

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The People Concern Honors Veterans like Bobby!
The People Concern Honors Veterans like Bobby!

November 11th is Veteran’s Day, The People Concern honors and celebrates our veterans by bringing awareness to unhoused veterans in our communities. According to the 2020 Greater Los Angeles Homeless Count there are 2,918 unsheltered veterans in LA County. Despite...

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The Intersection of Homelessness and Domestic Violence
The Intersection of Homelessness and Domestic Violence

A study from 2013 found that safe and affordable housing was one of the most pressing concerns for people seeking to escape an abusive relationship. As October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, it’s especially important to understand the intersection of domestic...

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