PLEASE NOTE: WE ARE DARK IN DECEMBER,
with our next meeting on the 2nd WEDNESDAY IN JANUARY
Wednesday, January 9, 2019
9:30 - 11:30 am
San Pedro United Methodist Church
399W 6th St, San Pedro, CA
Specical Topic: Service Planning Area (SPA) 8/South Bay
Coordinated Entry System Services Overview
During Feb-Oct, we meet the 4th Wed's of the month
Please note: we will not be meeting in November nor December
Wednesday, Jan tbd, 2019
Starbucks,1171 W Carson St, Torrance
Contact Paul Stansbury,
12/1/2018 Update: 2019 Homeless Count Registration Now Open
Every January, the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA) oversees the Greater Los Angeles Homeless Count. The "street count component" will be held across the South Bay on Wednesday, January 23, 2019 from 8:00-11:00 pm (Palos Verdes Cities will be from 6:00-9:00 pm).
We need 550 volunteers to canvass the entire Service Planning Area (SPA) 8 region that single night. Please consider joining us at one of the cities shown below. No prior experience is required as you'll get fully trained at the deployment site.
To view the event details, please click on the city name to see the individualized flyer for that jurisdiction/neighborhood. A link to each city's signup page is also conveniently provided.
Questions about SPA 8's Homeless Count can be directed toward Saira Cooper at email@example.com, or to our homeless coalition at contactSBCEH@gmail.com.
Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA) recently released two videos to help education the general public on homelessness:
An outbreak of typhus is affecting Los Angeles County. Please share the following resources to help education your organization and the people we serve about this disease:
Typhus FAQ in English
Typhus FAQ in Spanish
Typhus Poster in English
Typhus Poster in Spanish
On July 27th, the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA) released an update to its May 31st Homeless Count numbers. All of the Count numbers have been revised. Included in this release are the city/neighborhood figures.
Note: This includes the Los Angeles CoC, Glendale CoC, Pasadena CoC, and Long Beach CoC
As you probably know, the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA) released the first set of 2018 Homeless Count (HC18) results last Thursday. Homelessness is down 3.9% in the LA Continuum of Care (CoC) but also went up slightly in Service Planning Area (SPA) 8/South Bay. We will analyze where the geographic changes occurred after LAHSA provides later this month the individual shelter, city, and census tract level data. In the meantime, I want to share a few personal reflections about the Count:
For you "data geeks," we hope these additional stats will keep you engaged until our June General Meeting when we'll review HC18 in much more detail.
The Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA) released its 2018 Report on Homeless Housing Gaps in the County of Los Angeles. It will help inform policy makers as they determine Measure H funding allocations for specific homelessness populations and program types.
The 2018 Report is an update to the previous one published in 2016, and provides:
Recently we sent out information in our "Announcements" email about the Hepatitis A outbreak in San Diego county, which to date has caused 16 fatalities and 444 confirmed cases. You may have heard that last week 10 confirmed cases have been identified in LA County. Please help us spread the word about its prevention by using any of the following resources:
In addition, DPH is administering vaccinations at its Inglewood and Torrance locations. These are for both those experiencing homelessness and for service providers.
Information on how the Measure H funding will be used is highlighted on the County's Homeless Initiative website