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...

United Way Celebrates The People Concern’s Hazel Lopez!
United Way Celebrates The People Concern’s Hazel Lopez!

To celebrate Women’s History Month United Way of Greater L.A. shared stories of women who are making history in our communities. United Way sat down with four incredible women whose work impacts communities throughout L.A. County including Margarita Alvarez Gomes,...

Outreach staff nominated for 2020 Citizen of the Year Award!
Outreach staff nominated for 2020 Citizen of the Year Award!

The Malibu Dolphin Charitable Foundation announced the honorees for their 2020 Citizen of the Year Award. The People Concern is proud to have two outstanding staff members nominated this year, Scott Edens and Tiffany Stewart! The ceremony recognizes candidates for...

“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...