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 Rene!
Meet Rene!

*Story by guest writer: Nick Wenzel, Clinical Case Manager, The People Concern. The road from homelessness to permanent housing isn’t always a linear path. At The People Concern, our teams provide each program participant with individually tailored wraparound services...

Program Spotlight: Food Services
Program Spotlight: Food Services

The People Concern’s Food Services Program proudly offers healthy, delicious and diverse meals to our interim housing program participants. With the holidays quickly approaching, there is no better time to uplift the importance of a home-cooked meal. Our Food Services...

Jori shares what keeps her volunteering with Sojourn year after year

Meet Jori! Jori has been a dedicated Volunteer Support Group Facilitator with Sojourn for over 12 years! Listen to what inspires her to volunteer her time after all these years. Sojourn, The People Concern's domestic violence program, serves victims of domestic...

Meet Guillermo!
Meet Guillermo!

Guillermo is a Cuban refugee who came to the U.S at the age of 50. Since moving to the States nearly 30 years ago, he has lost all contact with his friends and family in Cuba. The People Concern’s C3 Outreach Team first met Guillermo while he was living on the streets...

Meet Vicente!

Originally from Mexico, Vicente came to America to give his family a better life. While working and living in the U.S, Vicente began experiencing mental health issues and fell into a deep depression. “Me sentí como una carga para mi familia. Intenté conseguir ayuda...

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...