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.

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...

Together, We Can End Homelessness Open House Recap
Together, We Can End Homelessness Open House Recap

On Tuesday, March 30th, we at The People Concern hosted our first virtual Open House of 2021! Thank you to everyone who attended, we were delighted to spend the evening with you. To those who weren’t able to attend, we missed you, and want to share a recording of the...

“You are capable of achieving anything!”
“You are capable of achieving anything!”

Brooke Crosswhite, the new Harm Reduction Emergency Shelter Advocate at The Village, facilitated her first Morning Jumpstart Meeting and provided goodie bags for each resident! Attached to each goodie bag was a handwritten note with an inspirational message for...

John Maceri at the 29th Annual Summit – Reimagining Civic Engagement
John Maceri at the 29th Annual Summit – Reimagining Civic Engagement

John Maceri, CEO of The People Concern spoke at the 29th Annual Empowerment Congress Summit - Reimagining Civic Engagement: Fueling a Movement for a Better Tomorrow, hosted by LA City Councilmember Mark RIdley-Thomas and the Empowerment Congress. This year's virtual...

“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...

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...

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...

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...