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 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...

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...

“The People Concern helps people like me”
“The People Concern helps people like me”

“The People Concern is actually doing something to help people. People like me, just want to feel like people care about us. That’s ultimately what’s important – a person feeling like they are cared about. The People Concern is great for people who find themselves in...