Offering Hope and Community Through Pass It Along Fund

June 2, 2020

Being a single mother to an 11 and 17-year-old while pushing to make ends meet as a housekeeper is challenging as it is, but add a pandemic and economic uncertainty, and it can seem nearly impossible. This is exactly where Angelina found herself when the stay at home orders we announced in mid-March. All the […]

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Why COVID-19 is a Social Justice Issue

May 15, 2020

By: Jai Phillips, Program Officer, Youth Development People are like gardens: they require the right seeds to be planted, watered and nurtured in order to grow, but if neglected, will never produce the full harvest of their potential. For decades, Black people have been starved of the investments, the systems of care and quality environments […]

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TAKE 5 With: Rose Veniegas, Senior Health Program Officer

April 22, 2020

California Community Foundation (CCF) launched the COVID-19 LA County Response Fund to address the immediate and emerging needs of our region’s most vulnerable residents—from mitigation to eventual recovery. This fund will support community needs identified by our partners in health, housing, education and immigration. Our staff is partnering with community leaders to make grants and […]

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“Safer at Home” & Our Homeless Community

April 1, 2020

By Ben J. Winter, CCF’s Senior Program Officer, Housing & Economic Opportunity In 2019, the homeless crisis was on the front-page of newspapers almost daily and a frequent topic of conversation for many Angelenos–and for a good reason. The number of people experiencing homelessness in Los Angeles County reached nearly 59,000 in 2019, a 12 […]

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When Our Heroes are Also Our Most Vulnerable

March 24, 2020

It is hard to believe how our lives, as Angelinos, have been altered in just a matter of days due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Social distancing, school and business closures, and the many safe guards issued by elected officials to limit the spread of the virus are constant reminders that we are stepping into […]

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How You Can Offer Services and Track Solutions to Homelessness

December 18, 2019

There are many initiatives to build more housing and emergency shelters for our neighbors experiencing homelessness. Tracking progress can be challenging. We know that true system change requires collaboration, so we work closely with our partners to monitor progress and stay updated. Below are links to websites that share additional information and updates regarding various […]

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Reflection on the Milken Institute’s Homelessness & Housing Town Hall

November 18, 2019

Last week the LA Times, CalMatters and the Milken Institute held a town hall conversation in sunny Santa Monica to discuss what’s driving the intractable affordability and homelessness crisis across the state and what we can do about it.  Leadership from the California Community Foundation (CCF) was pleased to participate. Ann Sewill, Vice President of […]

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To End the Homelessness Crisis, We Must All Embrace Change

June 28, 2019

by Antonia Hernández I love L.A. My love affair started the day I arrived as a child in 1956. This was a magical place, big, incoherent and embracing, just the place a young immigrant needed to be. Newcomers were able to find a spot in the fabric of Los Angeles and, overall, everyone found a […]

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Response to the 2019 Point-in-Time Homeless Count

June 4, 2019

by Ann Sewill Today, LAHSA released the results of the 2019 Los Angeles County Homeless Count, and it was not good news. The numbers of people experiencing homelessness are up – 12 percent over last year to nearly 59,000. They are a diverse group – from those suffering from illness and addictions who have been […]

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Everyone Counts

January 18, 2019

Every year, thousands of Angelenos join together to take a vital step in ending homelessness in Los Angeles. From January 22-24, volunteers will walk the streets of their communities as part of the Greater Los Angeles Homeless Count. The data they gather, along with surveys of shelters, institutions and service providers, give us a true […]

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