WeHo’s Homeless Initiative Will Host ‘Homeless Services Connect Day’ on March 4th

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The City of West Hollywood’s Homeless Initiative is hosting a “Homeless Services Connect Day” on Wednesday, March 4, 2020, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the West Hollywood Park Auditorium, located at 647 N. San Vicente Boulevard.

Homeless Services Connect Day will provide opportunities for people who are experiencing homelessness to access programs and services offered by an array of local and regional organizations. While the event is free and open for drop-ins, it is aimed at providing connections to service for people who are experiencing homelessness and not intended for the community at large. The City is working with local homeless services agencies and the West Hollywood Chamber of Commerce to provide information about the event that can be distributed to community members experiencing homelessness.

The City of West Hollywood’s Homeless Initiative seeks to address homelessness with a multi-disciplinary, multi-agency, collaborative response. The event will include programs and services offered by local and regional organizations including: shelter; health and mental health services; job readiness assistance; substance abuse treatment; connection to public benefits; non-profit agencies offering food, showers, clothing, and more. In addition, there will be no-charge health and wellness services available, such as: flu vaccines; HIV testing; and haircuts.

During the past three years, the City of West Hollywood’s Homeless Initiative, in collaboration with grant-funded community partners, has achieved positive measurable results in addressing homelessness.

These results include:

  • Placing more than 80 people into permanent housing;
  • Providing more than 16,700 emergency shelter bed nights to youth and adults;
  • Serving more than 300 formerly homeless individuals with substance abuse recovery programs;
  • Preventing homelessness for hundreds of West Hollywood residents through a combination of rental assistance programs and intensive case management services for those at risk of homelessness, including formerly homeless individuals and older adults.
    A brief video highlighting the efforts of the City of West Hollywood’s Homeless Initiative coordinated outreach teams is available on the City’s WeHoTV YouTube channel.

For additional information about the City of West Hollywood’s Homeless Initiative please visit www.weho.org/homeless.

For people who are concerned about a community member who is homeless, call the West Hollywood Homeless Initiative Concern Line at (323) 848-6590. If your concern requires time-sensitive assistance during nights or weekends, please call the West Hollywood Sheriff’s Station at (310) 855-8850. For life-threatening emergencies or criminal activity, call 911.

For more information, please contact City of West Hollywood’s Strategic Initiatives Division Manager Corri Planck at (323) 848-6430 or cplanck@weho.org.

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