#LAtogether Blog

  • Donor Spotlight: Ken & Diane Bishop
    by CCF Marcomm on July 26, 2018 at 10:22 pm

    Earlier this year, CCF donors Ken and Diane Bishop and their families joined us to help welcome our neighbors home. At a housing development built and managed by People Assisting the Homeless (PATH), a CCF grantee and Home L.A. Fund partner, they assembled “Welcome Home Kits” for families moving out of homelessness and into supportive […] The post Donor Spotlight: Ken & Diane Bishop appeared first on #LAtogether. […]

  • Reuniting & Keeping Families Together
    by Christopher Compton on June 27, 2018 at 5:35 pm

    The images streaming in from the border of children being separated from their families have captured the nation’s hearts and minds. As a mother and grandmother, I feel deeply for the families who are being needlessly traumatized. More than 2,300 children have been separated from their parents by the administration’s “zero tolerance” policy. Cities throughout […] The post Reuniting & Keeping Families Together appeared first on #LAtogether. […]

  • The 2018 L.A. Homeless Count: the Good, the Bad and the Way Forward
    by Christopher Compton on June 21, 2018 at 5:48 pm

    Over three days and nights in January, 8,600 Angelenos took to the streets to do their part in combating the county’s homelessness crisis. From Pacoima to San Pedro, these dedicated volunteers visited shelters and street corners to count how many of our neighbors are experiencing homelessness as part of the Greater Los Angeles Homeless Count. […] The post The 2018 L.A. Homeless Count: the Good, the Bad and the Way Forward appeared first on #LAtogether. […]

  • Joining Together for Wildfire Recovery
    by CCF Marcomm on June 4, 2018 at 6:35 pm

    Standing among the trees on a cool Ojai morning, it’s hard to believe this is the same place. Just six months ago, this mountainside town was nearly surrounded by a wall of flames. Residents evacuated to shelters while brave firefighters worked tirelessly to stop the blaze. This past December, communities in Santa Barbara & Ventura […] The post Joining Together for Wildfire Recovery appeared first on #LAtogether. […]

  • Building Trust Between L.A. Media & Immigrant Communities
    by CCF Marcomm on April 23, 2018 at 11:27 pm

    “I became a journalist to come as close as possible to the heart of the world.” – Henry R. Luce Good journalism is at the heart of our democracy. But despite the critical social and political role it plays in our lives, media outlets sometimes struggle to report from the heart of all communities. At […] The post Building Trust Between L.A. Media & Immigrant Communities appeared first on #LAtogether. […]

  • Homeward Bound: the History, Impact and Future of Proposition HHH and Measure H
    by Christopher Compton on March 7, 2018 at 11:28 pm

    Every night, nearly 60,000 men, women and children in Los Angeles County go to sleep homeless. Over the course of a year, that number climbs to more than 150,000, enough to fill the Rose Bowl, the Staples Center, the Forum and the Hollywood Bowl. Exactly one year ago today, Angelenos came together to say “enough” […] The post Homeward Bound: the History, Impact and Future of Proposition HHH and Measure H appeared first on #LAtogether. […]

  • They Count. Will You?
    by Christopher Compton on January 22, 2018 at 8:45 pm

    On Thursday night, Francisco Covarriubias will help discover how many of his neighbors are living on the streets. For the third year in a row, he is giving his time to let them know they count. “I was working in an organization based in Skid Row. Every day we saw hundreds of homeless people right […] The post They Count. Will You? appeared first on #LAtogether. […]

  • Ending Homelessness Requires More than Homes
    by Christopher Compton on January 11, 2018 at 7:00 pm

    The shift from life on the street to life inside a community with an apartment of your own can be challenging. Transitioning from being surrounded by people at all hours, to living in your own apartment with a door and a lock can feel isolating and lonely. And adjusting to the rules and customs of […] The post Ending Homelessness Requires More than Homes appeared first on #LAtogether. […]

  • Southern California Wildfire Relief
    by Christopher Compton on December 28, 2017 at 5:29 pm

    Devastating wildfires are tearing through Southern California, destroying homes and forcing hundreds of thousands to evacuate. In Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties, the Thomas Fire has destroyed more than 1000 homes, businesses and other structures, including Vista del Mar Hospital, which was fully evacuated before it burned to the ground. As of December 28, the […] The post Southern California Wildfire Relief appeared first on #LAtogether. […]

  • You Can Help Transform a Life This Giving Tuesday
    by CCF Marcomm on November 28, 2017 at 5:28 pm

    Data analysts expect a staggering $201 million dollars to be raised this #GivingTuesday, known as the single day dedicated to celebrating the start of the giving season. Every year on the Tuesday following the Thanksgiving holiday (and the “Black Friday” shopping rush), millions of individuals give to the philanthropic causes that are close to their […] The post You Can Help Transform a Life This Giving Tuesday appeared first on #LAtogether. […]

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