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Out In The Cold: America’s Homeless Youth

By Douglas Partello It is hard for us to imagine our own child out at night without a jacket, no less all night, without shelter, night after night, on the streets. According to The National Conference of State Legislators (NCSL) there are an estimated 4.2 million youth and young adults, 16-24, who experience homelessness, 700,000 […]

Why so Many Homeless People Have Smartphones (And How They’re Making Social Isolation Worse)

Why so Many Homeless People Have Smartphones (And How They’re Making Social Isolation Worse)

Savannah Aleckson Source: Conservative Daily News CDN There’s been no shortage of hand-wringing the last 15 months as our nation grappled with COVID-19 and its ripple effects, many of which are not medical: the threat of a collapsed economy, government overreach, and increased seclusion along with its affiliated detriments have been concerns.  At the epicenter of […]

More than $950 Million Budgeted for LA’s Homeless

More than $950 Million Budgeted for LA’s Homeless

Tim Shaler Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti wants to spend up to $23,000 per homeless person over the next year. That’s the analysis of Garcetti’s state of the city speech April 19 and his 500-plus page budget proposal, covering the July 1, 2021 to June 30, 2022 fiscal year. In his speech, Garcetti said, “we will dedicate nearly $1 billion toward ending homelessness… […]

California town pays homeless with COVID cash to reward camp clean-ups

California town pays homeless with COVID cash to reward camp clean-ups

By Mary Kay Linge The homeless in a central California town are cleaning up their act, and landing federal COVID-19 relief funds for doing it. Under Elk Grove’s cash-for-trash program, people sleeping rough in empty lots or under bridges get a $20 gift card every time they use city-provided orange plastic bags to clean up their own mess. […]

Fire in Ventura homeless encampment

Fire in Ventura homeless encampment

On March 9th at 12:01 AM the Ventura County Fire Communication Center received multiple reports of a vegetation fire in the area of River Haven. A fire response was dispatched to the area and the first fire resource on scene reported a 100’x100’ spot fire in heavy vegetation approximately 600’ east of Harbor Blvd. Fire […]

News from Our Ventura TV | The Homeless Coronavirus Outreach

News from Our Ventura TV | The Homeless Coronavirus Outreach

Homelessness has been a problem in Ventura County for many years before the pandemic. But the coronavirus has exacerbated the matter. One of the challenges for those attempting to aid the homeless — or even for those who are trying to better understand it — is the fact that not all homeless are trying to […]

Officers in TO continue to Assist Homeless

Officers in TO continue to Assist Homeless

Thousand Oaks Police Department Vulnerable Population Officers continued their efforts to assist our homeless community, collaborating with area social services to arrange placement in assistance programs. The latest success was helping deliver a county citizen who is currently experiencing homelessness to a substance abuse rehabilitation program after months of interaction. On January 6, 2021, deputies […]

Oxnard Moves Forward with Homeless ‘Navigation Center’ Plans

Oxnard Moves Forward with Homeless ‘Navigation Center’ Plans

By Douglas Partello Oxnard Moves Forward with Homeless ‘Navigation Center’ Plans. The proposed Homeless ‘Navigation Center’ is planned for the old Code Building, on the corner of 2nd St. & B St. across from the Library. The Planning Commission, at the 12/17/20 meeting, approved the special permits (SUP) exemptions necessary for parking. The City is […]

Solving the Homeless Problem – Part 2

Solving the Homeless Problem – Part 2

    By Richard Eber As the Holiday season proceeds during times of Covid-19, dealing with Homelessness is a topic of great concern in California and the rest of the United States. The $ 64,000 question everywhere seems to be what can be done to deal with this epidemic which is sweeping the nation. While […]

Off the grid Thanksgiving

Off the grid Thanksgiving

      By Richard Eber For those Jack Fliehmann serves, Thanksgiving comes each day. Almost like clockwork he shows up at local homeless encampments at 5:00 AM sharp with a two-gallon steaming pot of oatmeal, a banana, water bottle, and juice for the 70 to 100 folks he serves on a regular basis. Later […]

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