This online workshop is open to both active tutors as well as tutors completing our application process. The workshop, however, does not substitute for the mandatory in-person Tutor Training required of new applicants. Please refer to our event calendar to register for a Tutor Training.
Wednesday, June 8, 2016
In this workshop, LAHSA’s Sylvia Williams will provide an overview of the process families go through when they find themselves homeless or under eviction, including how to meet their basic needs for housing, food, and health services. She will also discuss general trends and the current state of family homelessness in Los Angeles County. This workshop will give School on Wheels tutors a better understanding of what life is like for the students they tutor.
About the Presenter:
Sylvia Williams is a Homeless Systems Analyst with the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA). During her fifteen years at LAHSA, she has worked with all homeless populations with a concentration on Homeless Family Solutions System (HFSS) and, for the past five years, Victims of Domestic Violence. She has worked in public services for most of her career with the Los Angeles Housing Department (LAHD). While at the LAHD she worked on a team that was responsible for helping to rebuild Los Angeles after the 1994 Northridge Earthquake. She also spent three years working as a Contracts Specialist with the Metropolitan Water District.