The mission of the South L.A. Homeless TAY and Foster Care Collaborative is to prevent and end youth homelessness in the South Los Angeles region.

Positive Changes to Federal Financial Aid Forms

On Monday, June 27, 201, the U.S Department of Education has announced policy changes changes to federal financial aid forms for homeless and at risk for being homeless youth. Revisions to the  the online FAFSA text that guides a youth through process of determining whether he or she is an independent student, beginning with the version […]

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Homelessness – Call for Help

Homelessness is a crisis that has not only worked its way into South Los Angeles, but has become an epidemic in LA County and throughout the state. We have an opportunity improve this crisis. Join me and 10,000 voices from across California in calling on the governor to declare homelessness an emergency in California. Please […]

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RSVP for the June 23 Monthly Collaborative Meeting

Guest Speaker and Presenter: Sydney Kamlager, District Director for California State Senator Holly Mitchell (30th State Senate District) and Los Angeles County Community College Board of Trustees Member Monthly Collaborative Meeting Thursday, June 23, 2016, 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm Holman United Methodist Church, 3320 W Adams Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90018 RSVP by Clicking […]

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ACT NOW! Sign A Petition to Urge California Governor Jerry Brown to Declare a Homeless State of Emergency

Sign this petition today and urge others today. Click here to sign! Yesterday (June 14, 2016) the Los Angeles County  Board of Supervisors unanimously voted to ask the California Assembly and Senate to urge the Governor to declare a state of emergency due to California’s homeless crisis.  The joint Board motion by Supervisors Ridley-Thomas and […]

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L.A. Times: L.A. County supervisors call for a state emergency declaration on homelessness

” Los Angeles County supervisors voted unanimously Tuesday to call for a state declaration of emergency on California’s homeless crisis. The county’s homeless population was about 47,000 as of this year’s count by the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority. There were an estimated 115,738 people homeless statewide in 2015.  The county resolution introduced by Supervisors Mark Ridley-Thomas […]

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Hidden in Plain Sight: Homeless Students in America’s Public Schools

  An  published by the Chronicle of Social Change on June 14, 2016 focuses on homeless students in Public Schools across the united States.  ” GradNation is a national campaign that aims to raise the on-time high school graduation of homeless students to 90 percent. In efforts to drive policy and the conversation around achieving that […]

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Coordinated Entry System Article by The Chronicle of Social Change

“Los Angeles Braces for Protracted Fight Against Homelessness”  by Elizabeth Green (on June 10, 2016) “…Results of the 2016 Greater Los Angeles Homeless Count, released this month, show South L.A. avoiding the upward trend in homelessness that most other parts of L.A. County now face, suggesting that pilot programs launched there can continue to serve as a […]

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ACT TODAY! Contract Governor Jerry Brown to Help Secure Ongoing Funding for Homelessness

Your advocacy is needed especially today to  support trailer bill language (TBL) that would provide counties with the authority to seek voter approval to impose a special tax on personal annual incomes over $1 million dollars for purposes of providing housing and services for homeless individuals/families. Please contact Governor Brown to urge him to support trailer bill […]

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EXAMINING NON-TIME-LIMITED YOUTH SUPPORTIVE HOUSING AS PART OF A COORDINATED COMMUNITY RESPONSE TO END HOMELESSNESS

The United States Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH) released an article which examines supportive housing needs of homeless youth.  I their June 6, 2016 article written by  Deb De Santis, President and CEO, CSH and Jasmine Hayes, Deputy Director, USICH, flexibility is krey. “….To meet all the physical, developmental, and social needs of youth experiencing […]

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State Advocacy Needed Now to Support LA County Homeless Initiative

ACT NOW! Your help is needed to supporting the Homeless Initiative in L.A. County at the California State Legislative  level. We  urgently  request your help in emailing, writing or calling  in support of this matter. Permanent and sustainable resources are needed to address our homeless crisis.  http://priorities.lacounty.gov/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/Sample-TBL-Support-Letter.docx Here is the Homeless Initiative Website with email addresses and a […]

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