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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

Happy Anniversary El Puente!

Happy Anniversary El Puente!

We are proud to be the operators of the first "A Bridge Home" site, El Puente, and are celebrating the two-year anniversary this month. Over the past two years, El Puente has served many and we have built a resilient community here with the end goal of placing people...

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Mollie Lowery and Frank Rice Center Opening

Mollie Lowery and Frank Rice Center Opening

We are excited to announce the opening of the newly remodeled Mollie Lowery and Frank Rice Center (C3 Center) - a place to serve C3 (County, City, Community) Outreach program participants who are experiencing homelessness in Skid Row using a comprehensive,...

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2020 Homeless Count Results Released

2020 Homeless Count Results Released

Earlier this year thousands of volunteers walked the streets of LA to conduct the annual Los Angeles County's Point-in-Time Homeless Count. Volunteers across the county walked every census tract to physically count the number of people they saw who were experiencing...

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Inspiration Corner

“This is a place for you”

"This is a place where our Program Participants can feel safe and welcome. They don’t have to give something to be here, them being here is more than enough. Everyone is welcoming and excited that they are here using our services. This is a place of containment, this is a place where they don’t have to feel like their in danger. I’ve noticed that trickle-down with a lot of my...

Sharon & Sissy celebrate their first Christmas in their own home!

"Happy Holidays from me and Sissy! We are wishing everybody lots of love this holiday season. We wouldn't have made it this far without your support. We are looking forward to our first Christmas in our own home - we even got a tree!" - Sharon & Sissy

Success begins with meeting people where they are at!

“Some people are ready for services from day one​, which is always nice, but for ​those who aren't, all I can do is be there for them and be present. Thankfully​, The People Concern follows the harm reduction model, not an abstinence-based model, so, I am able to meet program participants where they are at in their journey. I provide support whenever they are ready to engage. We had one ​program participant who initially wasn't ready to address their substance use. After consistently engaging them - starting small...

Meet Case Manager, Roger!

Roger is a Case Manager for The People Concern’s Skid Row C3 Outreach Team. During his nearly two years working for The People Concern, his entire outlook on life has changed, "it has brought out empathy and compassion in me that I didn’t think I had," says Roger. "My previous career was completely different. I come from the construction business. I was in a world where I wasn’t finding happiness anymore....

From Encampment to Housing

The People Concern's E6 outreach team helped move Rocky out of an encampment and into one of our interim housing facilities! While in interim housing, Rocky and his team will continue to work toward developing a long-term housing plan, while connecting Rocky to the services he needs to be successful. In the midst of the pandemic, and as the temperatures begin to cool down, our outreach teams are continuing to...

“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...

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.”