WeHo Invites Community to Participate in Social Services Survey

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How much do you know about social services in West Hollywood? The city wants to know via a social services survey. As part of a continuous effort to improve social services and expand accessibility, the City is encouraging community members to participate in its 2022 Social Services Community Needs Assessment Survey. The survey is conducted in partnership with Maroon Society, which aims to advance the public good and provides qualitative and quantitative research expertise.

The City of West Hollywood has a deep and decades-long commitment to providing social services and resources to community members in-need and to improve quality of life. Each year, the City of West Hollywood invests approximately $5 million to fund social services through contracts with local nonprofit organizations to support programs that impact thousands of people.

Community members who live, work, own property, attend school, or spend a significant amount of time unhoused in West Hollywood qualify for the City’s Social Services programs and these community members are encouraged to take the three-minute survey, which is available inEnglish by visiting w.eho.city/needsEng.The survey is also available in Spanish at https://w.eho.city/needsSpan.

The survey is currently open; the final day to participate in the survey is Sunday, March 13, 2022.

Survey responses are being collected from a diverse range of community members and input from a large cross-section of participants will help inform critical feedback that helps the City to assess and most effectively meet the community’s most up-to-date social services needs. By participating in the Needs Assessment Survey, community members will help shape the next three years of social services programs in the City of West Hollywood.

During its 37-year history, the City of West Hollywood has provided millions of dollars in grants to fund programs that include services for older adults; people living with HIV and AIDS; members of the LGBTQ community; families with children; people with disabilities; alcohol and drug use recovery programs; support programs for Russian-speaking and other immigrants; services for people who are experiencing homelessness; food programs; and health care services for people who are uninsured.

In the last year alone, the City’s Social Services programs administered by partner nonprofit organizations have been addressing the most critical issues of the moment including homelessness, food insecurity, substance use, and HIV/STI prevention and support, and have provided more than 150,000 meals to older adults and other vulnerable community members who would otherwise go hungry; have placed 50 people experiencing homelessness in stable housing; and have helped many people who were jobless to prepare for the job market.

The City of West Hollywood periodically conducts community studies to guide Social Services priorities. Previous studies have provided insight on community demographics; community needs for social services, including transportation and housing; and feedback on living in West Hollywood.

For more information about the City of West Hollywood’s Social Services service and programs, please visit www.weho.org/wehocares. Additional information and background about the 2022 Social Services Community Needs Assessment Survey is posted in this website area.

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