Tag: family homelessness

Jun 9

What You Need to Know About Family Homelessness

In this workshop, LAHSA’s Sylvia Williams provides an overview of the process families go through when they find themselves homeless or under eviction. She also discusses 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.

View/Download Homeless Family Solutions System Fact Sheet (PDF)

View/Download LA County Service Planning Areas Map (PDF)

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).

May 27

7 Things About Homeless Kids You Probably Didn’t Know

The Huffington Post - 7 Things About Homeless Kids You Probably Didn't Know

 

There are more than 1.6 million homeless children living in the United States, says The National Center on Family Homelessness. That’s one in every 45 American kids who goes to sleep at night without a bed to call their own. This Huffington Post article by Ann Brenoff highlights seven things that you probably didn’t know and also mentions School on Wheels and our Founder, Agnes Stevens.

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