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Skid Row Provides Support to Unhoused Local Artists

By Rachel Lampert Skid Row has had an impact on the lives of many. Located in Downtown Los Angeles, Skid Rowis known for housing a largely diverse homeless population. Los Angeles Times – Julissa Jamesdescribes a sense of community and belonging for these individuals. Artists who are part of theneighborhood such as Clancey Cronwell. Cornwell …

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LA’s Mayor Karen Bass’s to Fund Unhoused Veterans

By Rachel Lampert Homelessness has continued to rise in Los Angeles, especially for veterans. We continue to seehow this makes a big difference in that those who are struggling need help finding resources.The city of Los Angeles’ Mayor Karen Bass has been pretty vocal about the situation betweenhomeless and evictions. According to LAist reporter Tyler …

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LA’s Homelessness: A Breakdown of the Current Situation

By Rachel Lampert California is known for beautiful homes and a wide population of billionaires. Aside from theirpopulation income characteristics, a vast majority of individuals are without a home. Tents inLos Angeles are highly common. They could be seen lining up on the streets of Beverly Hillsand even Bel Air. The New Republic’s Scott W. …

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Delivering 20 Makeshift Travelers in Chico, California!

Thanks to the Lundberg Family Foundation of the North Valley Community Foundation in Butte County, we were able to deliver 20 Makeshift Travelers to the homeless community in Chico, California. We began the day doing a needs assessment outreach walk and drive throughout Chico, understanding the community layout and needs. After completing the needs assessment, …

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Delivering 50 Makeshift Travelers at Dignity Day in Vallejo, CA!

Thanks to the Margaret Beelard Community Foundation, we were able to work with Dr. Michael Hester and attend the bi-annual Dignity Day event in Vallejo, California. It was an extremely exciting event where we distributed our Makeshift Traveler to 50 individuals experiencing homelessness in Vallejo! The event began at 10:00am, and all 50 of our …

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The Reality of Unhoused Women having their Periods

Unhoused women experienced period poverty and struggled to acquire and afford menstruation products. They frequently face difficulties since they do not have access to menstruation supplies.  When a woman experiencing homelessness gets her period, she faces a number of issues. For example, unhoused women usually cannot find a clean, private area to change and use …

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