Housing First is a philosophy that values flexibility, individualized supports, client choice, and autonomy. It's never been housing only, and it never should be.
Supportive services are critical to Housing First.
Poor health puts one at risk for homelessness. Homelessness puts one at risk for poor health . Homelessness makes it difficult to treat illnesses. Housing First allows access to primary care and outpatient services, improving health outcomes.
The solution to homelessness is affordable housing. People are literally dying for shelter in Los Angeles. We will not stand by and do nothing while our neighbors are suffering. We are making beds available. Either sidewalks or shelter, encampments or homes.
Homelessness crosses all demographics, from age to race to gender and sexual orientation. Basic needs of tens of thousands of homeless persons and families are not being met. Everyone has a role in responding to these needs.
Learn about the City's efforts here: https://www.lacity.org/for-residents/popular-information/comprehensive-homeless-strategy-implementation
Shared Bridge Housing provides a temporary safe home for people experiencing homelessness until they can gain stability and self-resolve their situation or be connected with permanent homes. Participants can be referred through the Los Angeles Homeless Authority Coordinated Entry System. To get people experiencing homelessness help and connect them with housing options visit www.LA-HOP.org
Los Angeless County approved an unprecedented action plan to combat homelessness. A humanitarian tragedy is unfolding in plain sight in virtually every corner of Los Angeles County: Nearly 58,000 men, women and children are homeless on any given night. Homelessness knows no boundaries and affects people of all walks of life. Learn about the County's efforts: http://homeless.lacounty.gov
We are dedicated to improving the lives of those in our community. Your contribution today helps us make a difference. Community House has been serving Sylmar as a Recovery Home 30+ years.