Tag: Homeless

Drug Overdoses Behind Rising Deaths Among L.A. County Homeless
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Drug Overdoses Behind Rising Deaths Among L.A. County Homeless

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health announced Thursday that deaths amongst people experiencing homelessness increased to a record 1,267 in 2019 and drug overdose was the leading cause with the greatest increase. In 2018, there were 1,114 deaths among people experiencing homelessness. This is a second annual report on mortality among people experiencing homelessness in L.A. County…

New Pasadena Initiative Gives Hope to Homeless
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New Pasadena Initiative Gives Hope to Homeless

The Pasadena Public Health Department (PPHD), in partnership with Pasadena Fire Department, has launched the Pasadena Outreach Response Team (PORT). This project is supported through a grant from the Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) for a period of five years. PORT’s goal is to identify individuals impacted by chronic homelessness and, through supportive…

Council Stifles Attempt to Reduce Subcommittee Quorum
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Council Stifles Attempt to Reduce Subcommittee Quorum

  City supports Measure H; implements permanent water conservation efforts By Gus Herrera On a night when council united to combat homelessness and reduce the city’s water usage, the mayor was forced to postpone consideration of another item after realizing that the room was clearly not in agreement. Item 3 proposed reducing the number of…

City and Public at Odds Over Intentions of Anti-Camping/Panhandling Ordinance
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City and Public at Odds Over Intentions of Anti-Camping/Panhandling Ordinance

Ordinance allows seizure of private property By Gus Herrera The Pasadena City Council recently approved an ordinance which amends the municipal code in order to address “homeless camping” in public spaces and aggressive panhandling. The ordinance prohibits any “tent, lodge, structure, temporary or makeshift shelter, or unattended installation or display in any park” or public…

Union Station Homeless Services New CEO, John Brauer
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Union Station Homeless Services New CEO, John Brauer

  25-Year Non-Profit Veteran Joins Southern California Homeless Service Provider Union Station Homeless Services a leading non-profit homeless services provider in the Los Angeles area, is excited to welcome John Braueras the agency’s new Chief Executive Officer, effective Nov. 1. Brauer, who has more than 25 years of non-profit executive experience, comes to Union Station from…

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