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.

Meet Carlos!
Meet Carlos!

Carlos fell into homelessness after suffering an injury that left him unable to work. As a predominately Spanish-speaker, navigating the complex world of benefits assistance and social services is a challenge. With no social support system, Carlos didn’t know where to...

Studio 526’s new Arts Program Internship

Studio 526 is The People Concern’s community arts and cultural program located in the Skid Row neighborhood. Rooted in the understanding that equitable access to arts and cultural spaces is essential for all people, communities and is a fundamental human right, Studio...

Meet Alexander!
Meet Alexander!

Following a difficult breakup, Alexandar’s financial stability eroded and his mental health rapidly declined. “That was the beginning, which led to one bad decision after another until I became homeless,” says Alexandar. Surviving on the streets in the midst of the...

Meet Matt and Nito!
Meet Matt and Nito!

Matthew and Juanito’s journey with The People Concern has truly been transformational. From outreach to interim housing to Project Roomkey (PRK) to permanent housing, Matt and Nito’s success encapsulates The People Concern’s commitment to meeting people ‘where they...

Tonight! With The People Concern and LA Chefs for Human Rights
Tonight! With The People Concern and LA Chefs for Human Rights

We at The People Concern have continued to do the life-saving work of moving our most vulnerable neighbors indoors throughout the Coronavirus pandemic. From Administration to front line staff, our teams across the agency have pivoted and developed innovative ways to...

Meet Albert!
Meet Albert!

Albert grew up in a very abusive household. His childhood was filled with trauma and neglect. At the young age of 19, Albert fell into homelessness after telling his family he was gay. Albert slept on friends’ couches when he could, but shortly after leaving his...

Meet Albert!
Meet Albert!

Albert has been on his own since the young age of 14, “I learned the hard way how to take care of myself,” recalls Albert. With no family support, Albert has struggled with homelessness on and off for the past 30 years. After suffering an injury, he could no longer...

From Bottom To Top Docu-Series with Studio 526 Artists

The People Concern is thrilled to partner with actress, producer and filmmaker Bel Delia and actress, writer and producer Annalea Fiachi on From Bottom To Top (FBTT), an 8-episode 'bite size' documentary series that shares words of wisdom straight from the heart of...

Meet Karen!
Meet Karen!

Our Mental Health teams provide essential interventions to people like Karen. Our teams first met Karen on the streets in Skid Row. She was diagnosed with a developmental disability and presented with severe mental health issues including limitations in comprehension...

Bringing the COVID-19 Vaccine to our Most Vulnerable Neighbors.

The People Concern is working hard to ensure that our unhoused neighbors have access to the COVID-19 vaccine by bringing the vaccine to them. The People Concern, in partnership with DHS, held several vaccination events for people experiencing homelessness at locations...

Meet Justice and Lauren!

After losing her job, Justice was unable to afford rent and quickly lost her housing. With no support or family to turn to, she fell into homelessness and found herself living in Skid Row. “No one should have to live in Skid Row. It’s a dangerous place to live,...

Meet Gerry!

Gerry had been living on the beach in Malibu, CA for 10 years when the Woolsey fire destroyed the area. “I lost everything I had,” says Gerry, “my shelter, my belongings, my paperwork and ID - everything. I didn’t know what to do after that.” In response to the...