The South L.A. Homeless TAY and Foster Care Collaborative was formed in 2012 to respond and develop a coordinated effort that will leverage community, public, and private resources. The Collaborative seeks to work with a broad spectrum of residents, youth, community organizations, businesses, schools, and government to reduce and prevent youth homelessness.
There are many homeless youth and young adults between the ages of 16 and 25 years old who are from the South Los Angeles region. The South Los Angeles region has the highest number of homeless people in Los Angeles County. In addition, one in every five homeless persons are under 24 years old in South Los Angeles. Experiencing a wide range of circumstances that extend to poverty, violence, lack of family infrastructure and stability, abuse, neglect, and lack of education, homelessness often becomes a reality for these young people. Through our collective effort, passion, and commitment, we hope to better equip our community with the information, resources, and support to strategically address youth homelessness in South Los Angeles.