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Homelessness

The homelessness crisis has gripped Los Angeles and affects all of us. BOMA/GLA recognizes that combating this issue is a priority for our members. We also understand that knowing how to help or what to do is difficult to grasp when a social crisis is of this magnitude.
With that in mind, BOMA/GLA teamed up with an organization we believed could make the biggest impact in helping to solve this crisis: The People Concern.
Together we created, BOMA Cares "Hands Together", an initiative for our organization to ban together and collectively work towards combating this ever-growing issue through food and clothing drives, community events to assemble or serve lunches, prepare hygiene kits, and finally, fundraising towards the fight to end homelessness.
BOMA Cares "Hands Together", creates opportunities to pull together as a team or even volunteer individually to help cure homelessness and the issues surrounding being homeless.  Our goal is to encourage our members to take ACTION and connect them to an organization that tirelessly works towards ending the suffering that affects our homeless population. Let's ban together and collectively work towards combating this ever-growing issue through food and clothing drives, community events to assemble or serve lunches, prepare hygiene kits, and finally, fundraising towards the fight to end homelessness.

Here are just a few ways The People Concern makes a difference.

Pets' Landing.  Pets' Landing returns to Skid Row to host a clinic and fair for pets of people experiencing homelessness.  This quarterly event takes place at various locations and serves over 80 pets who will wag and purr their way to a clean bill of health.  At The Street Dog Coalition Pet Clinic, they will be given examinations, vaccinations, flea medications along with grooming services, and a sweet little bandana provided by Aussie Pet Mobile making them feel their very best!   They can't let them trot away empty paw'd, so they are given their own gift bag by Project Minne and Heed Foods.  Pet parents will also receive lunch, COVID-19 vaccinations distributed by the Department of Health Service’s Housing for Health team, care bags of essential items such as socks, toiletries, emergency blankets and first aid kits donated by Tinder.

Flyaway Homes. The People Concern is thrilled to announce the impending grand opening of our 82nd St. permanent supportive housing community! Our strategic partnership with FlyawayHomes helps us to permanently house and support more individuals and families transitioning out of homelessness. FlyawayHomes’ development model scales innovative, fully integrated, sustainable solutions to end homelessness. Using modular techniques, they are able to build permanent supportive housing faster and cheaper than traditional development models.Together with FlyawayHomes we successfully opened the Steaven K. Jones Supportive Community, a permanent supportive housing facility located in South L.A. in November of 2019. This summer, we’ll celebrate the grand opening of 82nd St. and begin welcoming our neighbors to their new home! 82nd St. will create 16, 2-bedroom family-units. In addition to housing, every family will receive on-site supportive services including linkage to benefits, employment services, life-skills and wellness programming, medical and mental health care and our full gamut of comprehensive services. 82nd St. is our second FlyawayHomes location, with more projects to come!

Opportunity for Involvement: Help Us Welcome Our Neighbors Home!

We are assembling Welcome Home baskets with essential items for our new neighbors and would love BOMA’s help! Please consider purchasing items for the baskets through our Amazon wishlisht here: https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/25RU0SO0KTL2U?ref_=wl_share

Vaccination Events. The People Concern is dedicated to providing low-barrier access to the COVID-19 vaccine to our most vulnerable neighbors. In partnership with the Department of Health Services, our teams organize vaccination events for people experiencing homelessness across L.A. County in areas where there is a high concentration of unsheltered people.

Watch the video on vaccination events

Hygiene Kit Assembly on Zoom. An opportunity to compile hygiene kits (virtually) with a representative from The People Concern present to educate, demonstrate and explain where the kits will go and the impact they will make in the lives of our unsheltered neighbors.

Snack Bag Assembly on Zoom. An opportunity to compile snack kits (virtually) with a representative from The People Concern present to educate, demonstrate and explain where the kits will go and the impact they will make in the lives of our neighbors who frequent our Drop-In Access Center.

DONATION.  High-Need Items. Purchasing items from our Amazon wish list provides opportunities for our teams to engage with the most vulnerable members of our community and offer them services.

IT'S TIME TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE
Hands Together.
If you would like to learn more about The People Concern, please contact our BOMA/GLA rep, Josh Hertz at [email protected] or 323-334-9000 ext. 415