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 people on the streets, behind alley ways, at gas stations, and simply ask them if they’re okay. We present empathy and don’t stop there.
As advocates, we work with the person seeking the help and the service provider, acting more like a liaison between the two parties. Those on the streets have become our friends, and we will fight for them even when the service providers won’t. We become their voice of reason and assist them and the service provider to find solutions that will best meet the needs of those seeking help. We meet people where they are. Not where they were or how people think they are or should be treated. Helping someone who is homeless is not an easy task, but it can be done when people work together. Help be a part of this collaboration: city, county, nonprofit government agencies, and advocates.
NOTE: We are no longer taking donations for this incident. We raised $31 and purchased tokens for those at the camp. Thank you for those who supported this effort.
1/2018: The last few days we’ve been able to visit a homeless encampment in Harbor City, CA. Their camp was destroyed after a big storm this week.
These folks have nothing, and they need our help. Our founder, Carrie, has been able to visit with them and learn their stories. Many are over 50 years old, and they need transportation to the General Relief office and to the DMV so they can work to get out of this situation.
Many have been homeless for over a year, and there simply aren’t any nonprofits that are able to help them. If we say we care about our community and the safety of the people living there, we need to work together to make sure people are not living in these conditions. Veterans, elderly, disabled, and youth live here.
We were able to connect with a local nonprofit to find homes for the puppies that were born at the camp, and we are working with them to assist those at the camp to receive spay/neuter services for their pets.