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Our Mission

The People Concern believes no one should have to live on the street or in a violent household. Our staff, volunteers and those we serve work together to address the effects of homelessness, poverty, mental and physical illness, abuse and addiction. Our programs empower the most vulnerable among us to improve their quality of life – housed, healthy and safe – and become active participants in the community. We also work to educate the broader community and improve public policy.

Together, We Are Changing Lives

Last Year:

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individuals experiencing homelessness were engaged by outreach teams who connected them to services, referrals and housing resources.

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formerly homeless individuals received ongoing services in permanent supportive housing.

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adults and children escaping unsafe homes were served through Sojourn domestic violence services.

Happening at The People Concern

Project Roomkey

Project Roomkey

We’re excited to share that we've moved some of our program participants into hotels as part of Project Roomkey: a joint effort between the state, county and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), which aims to move individuals deemed at high risk for...

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COVID-19 Response

COVID-19 Response

The safety and well-being of our program participants, staff and community is paramount. As the number of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) cases continues to rise in Los Angeles County, The People Concern is taking all necessary and recommended precautions and measures to...

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Kensington Campus

Kensington Campus

Now partially open, Kensington Campus is the largest fully integrated community of its kind in the Antelope Valley. Upon completion, the 14-acre therapeutic community will offer 156 interim housing beds and 150 permanent supportive housing units, with the first 100...

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Inspiration Corner

“Project Roomkey allows people to take care of their health and a lot more!”

"I have a client who I have been working with for a couple of months before the pandemic. He had a total inability to take care of his diabetes; he would never take his insulin and he'd lose his medication constantly. I would get it for him almost every week. Now, after I was able to place him in a Project Roomkey (PRK) site, he has a little fridge in...

Meet Duane!

"I appreciate The People Concern and Brittney for helping me get off the streets." Duane experienced homelessness for four years in Los Angeles before connecting with The People Concern. After working tirelessly with his case manager, Brittney, he received the keys to a place he could call his own. Now in his apartment for over a year, Duane is excited for the opportunity to reconnect with his loved ones. Duane...

Ashlyn & Cleo smiling after receiving dog food provided by K9 Connection & the NKLA Coalition for Shelters & Rescues!

During the COVID-19 crisis K9 Connection’s Pets’ Landing Project, one of ten programs under the umbrella of The People Concern, was able to supply 188 bags of dry pet food to our program participants! The Pets’ Landing Project was initiated by K9 Connection in response to the needs of people and their pets experiencing homelessness. They provide essential services including food, crates, leashes, collars, harnesses, beds, tele-training for people placed...

A message of gratitude from one of our PSH residents

"The People Concern,⠀ How can I thank you? Saying 'thank you' doesn't seem enough. I was afraid to ride the bus to the market today, so afraid I got off. After trying to order groceries from Kroger, they refused to come to a neighborhood like mine. I was so frustrated. Then after returning home and disinfecting with alcohol, there was a knock on the door. A grocery bag just for...

Matthew & Nito Padilla

Matthew and Nito Padilla, moved into a hotel room as part of California's Project Roomkey. For Matthew, a 34-year-old with a pacemaker and asthma, this initiative could be life-saving. “At the shelter I was constantly getting up, checking on him,” said Nito Padilla. “And here I know he’s safe. I know he’s OK.”

Stacey

“I recently got my Section 8 voucher. I am excited about that! My case manager has been amazing. I am going to be getting myself together and continuing my sobriety.” – Stacey, Program Participant