Story of Jay

Location: Los Angeles, CA Jay (age 39) reached out to CMP through Facebook. She is not a veteran but is a representative of many of the single mothers out there who must depend on government assistance to survive. She has two young boys (5 yrs old and 7 years old) who depend on her for […]

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Story of Shane

Branch: USMC Location: Orange, CA Shane got connected with CMP through a homeless activist. In 2015 Shane started becoming more and more ill, therefore not being able to work. His wife, lost her job as well due to taking time to help Shane. They have 4 children, 1 who is autistic. The children are all […]

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Story of Bobbie Lynn

Years Served and Branch: 2 Yrs US Navy, Honorably DischargedLocation: Long Beach, CA UPDATE 9/10/19: Bobbie is in contact with her social workers and is working on getting SSVF funding. CMP is no longer taking funds for Bobbie but we are in contact with her and will provide updates as informed. UPDATE 2/4/19: She has […]

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Story of Victor

Branches: USMC and Army Reserve) Location: Long Beach/Santa Ana, CA Update: CMP bought Victor a car January 26 2019. We wanted to make sure he could make his medical appointments on time. We were $1500 short of our initial goal, but CMP rather have credit to pay than leave a Veteran stranded. He can also […]

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Story of Trey

Trey, Navy Veteran Trey is a Navy veteran we were able to help him catch up on some bills. He tried to do it on his own, but recently the bills were just too much for his family and he had two babies instead of just one. He is now living in Indiana with his […]

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Homeless Encampments

In Los Angeles County alone, there are an estimated 64,000 people who are homeless and 13,000 more entering in to homelessness every month (story from 2015). This social epidemic must stop. CMP is working closely with local housing authorities and service providers to connect those on the streets with meaningful resources. We go out to the […]

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Story of Sarah

Sarah, Navy Veteran After being honorably discharged from the Navy, she had to apply for disability. While she waited for her disability status from the VA, she lived off her life savings and ended up maxing out her credit cards. Sarah (27) is a Navy veteran. We were happy to answer the call to help […]

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Understanding the Needs of Female Veterans

I walk into the room where a female only luncheon is held, arriving 1 hour late. I felt bad that I was late, but then again I did stop for water and ice on the way over, which I knew was greatly needed. A former council woman speaks to the women present, the majority being […]

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145 Invisible Women

In most cases the public will not recognize these women as being homeless. They are not pushing a grocery cart filled with their possessions. You probably will not see them on a street corner asking for donations. Some of them have jobs, but not affordable housing. The 145 “Invisible Women” spend their nights at a […]

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Volunteering at a Women’s Shelter

I never imagined what it would be like to live in a shelter.  Living in a shelter is a challenge, but at least it is a roof over the head and food is provided.  Being an older adult, 57, and having to follow their rules is a challenge.  An example is that we have to […]

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Changing Lives – Continuation of The Shelter

Women who stay in “The Shelter” have shared information about what they need to change in their lives and what they appreciate.  Churches, women’s, and community groups are needed to help change the lives of the women who live in shelters or on the streets.  One or two individuals cannot do this alone!     […]

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The Shelter

Arriving at the UMOM overflow shelter, located in Phoenix, AZ, I didn’t know what to expect. This is my first time going to a shelter. Questions like the following keep running through my mind before I even arrived. Why do individuals end up here? How long can they stay? What do they get to eat, […]

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