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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

Vaccinating our unhoused neighbors

Vaccinating our unhoused neighbors

Our teams are working hard to ensure that our unhoused neighbors have access to the COVID-19 vaccine by taking the vaccine to them. The People Concern, in partnership with DHS, held several vaccination events for people experiencing homelessness at locations where...

Sisters of Sojourn Fundraise for Sojourn’s Adams House

Sisters of Sojourn Fundraise for Sojourn’s Adams House

Sisters of Sojourn was founded in 2000 to raise funds for victims of domestic violence. Each year, Sisters of Sojourn hosts an annual event benefiting Adams Family Foundation House. Adams House, operated by Sojourn staff and volunteers, offers up to 6 months of...

Inspiration Corner

Tina shares her experiences volunteering with Sojourn for over 17 years!

Meet Tina! Tina has been a dedicated Volunteer Support Group Facilitator with Sojourn for over 17 years! During her time with Sojourn, Tina has been a volunteer Support Group Facilitator, participated in outreach events to spread awareness of Sojourn's life-saving services and has helped fundraise to raise money for Sojourn's many programs. Listen to what inspires her to continue volunteering her time after all these years. Sojourn, The People Concern's...

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 violence and their children by providing immediate and safe shelter to those escaping abusive households. Through shelter, support groups, peer counseling, a 24-hour hotline, licensed therapy, legal services, referrals...

Carol shares how she became involved with Sojourn and why their work is to important.

Meet Carol! Carol is a dedicated member of Sojourn, The People Concern's domestic violence program. Sojourn serves victims of domestic violence and their children by providing immediate and safe shelter to those escaping abusive households. Through shelter, support groups, peer counseling, a 24-hour hotline, licensed therapy, legal services, referrals and housing services, Sojourn brings safety, connection and hope to individuals and families so that they may begin to rebuild their...

Imelda shares how she helps our program participants cope during the pandemic

Meet Imelda, a Case Manager, DHS Housing for Health ICMS, for The People Concern! The coronavirus pandemic has been especially hard on our program participants, for those who are living unsheltered and for those in permanent housing. Living in isolation and the fear of contracting the virus has left many of our program participants feeling anxious and depressed. Imelda shares how she has helped our program participants cope with the...

Nick shares an inspiring success story!

Meet Nick, a Clinical Case Manager for The People Concern's Santa Monica C3 Outreach team! *Content warning - video has content that references sex trafficking and domestic violence. Nick, a Clinical Case Manager for The People Concern's Santa Monica C3 Outreach team, shares a recent success story he had with a program participant he had been trying to engage for the past year. "She was a heavy substance user, there...

Marnie shares why this work is so important to her!

Meet Marnie Stewart, a Case Manager for The People Concern's Homeless FSP team! Marnie shares a heartwarming story about why serving our unsheltered neighbors is so important to her and her family. When Marnie's mom experienced homelessness, she learned firsthand how horrible conditions are on the streets and how people treated her mom so differently. Marnie knew that through compassion she could help make a difference in people's lives and...

Mirna shares an inspiring success story!

Meet Mirna Martinez, a Clinical Case Manager, for Project-Based Housing at The People Concern! Mirna shares an inspirational success story she had with a program participant who was undocumented. Mirna worked closely with her program participant, empowering and supporting him to interview for citizenship and apply for a passport so that he can visit his family in his native country. "I couldn't have done it without you," said Mirna's program...

Alethia shares what inspires her to do this amazing work!

Meet Alethia Broom, MPA, Assistant Director at our Interim Housing at Kensington ⁠Campus! She shares how The People Concern is providing a welcoming and therapeutic environment for program participants and what has inspired her to do this amazing work. ⁠ ⁠ Kensington Campus is the largest fully integrated therapeutic community of its kind in the Antelope Valley, where interim and permanent housing is in high demand for people experiencing homelessness....

Paul is welcomed into Project Homekey!

“Being in a Project Homekey hotel has been great. It’s a lot different than being on the streets. Here, I have privacy and feel comfortable. On the streets, there is constant traffic and always someone looking at you - there’s never a chance to be yourself. I don’t feel that way anymore. Now I don’t have to look over my shoulder or worry about my things getting stolen. Now I have a place to rest, get something to eat and shower -I hadn’t had a warm...

“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 a situation where they are no longer in a home. Here they are assisted by having a place to lay their head, a shower...