Spay and Neuter Vet bills
May 2018, CMP helped a homeless woman who had a pregnant cat. Since other organizations were inundated with requests, CMP decided to take on the call. Cost $78/cat. We helped five cats to get vaccinated, chipped, and fixed.
Emergency Pet Visits
On 7/14/2018, CMP’s CEO took one of the local homeless residents to have her dog, Monster, checked out.
After taking him to an emergency veterinary hospital (this was on a Saturday evening), the veterinarian concluded that Monster had a stomach bug and possibly a torn ligament.
We didn’t have enough funds to do an x-ray. Total cost for the emergency visit $127.
Veterans in Transitional Housing
CMP is working to help a few veteran residents staying at few local veteran transitional housing programs.
Every Sunday, until August 19, 2018, CMP’s CEO will be taking items to veterans in need.
They usually ask for new clothing, shoes, and assistance with resumes and job searching.
Funding helps to buy new items and help Carrie with her transportation costs to and from the facility. She prefers to go to those in need rather than expect those to come to her for assistance. This is what Outreach really is…getting your butt out there and bringing them in. Let’s help Carry these men and women to success and be a collection of our Success Stories.
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.