The Pacific Palisades Task Force on Homelessness, which was founded in 2016 to address the growing number of homeless in this community, holds public meetings, quarterly.
The nonprofit, which is funded by local residents and groups, holds the meetings as a way of educating the community.
This Zoom meeting will be held from 7 to 8:15 p.m. on Monday, September 26. The topic “Intervening before Homelessness Happens,” will be addressed by the Executive Director of the California Policy Lab at UCLA, Janey Rountree.
Despite the number of unhoused people who daily are helped to move into housing by housing agencies, the net numbers of homeless people on L.A.’s streets are reportedly growing at a conservative estimate of 20 people a day. Can anything be done to reverse this deeply concerning trend?
Rountree will discuss the Lab’s innovative predictive modeling that is now enabling LA County social work teams to focus on specific individuals to prevent them from falling into homelessness.
Residents are encouraged to submit questions for Rountree when registering for the webinar at palisadeshomelesss.org.
PPTFH Co-presidents Sharon Browning and Sharon Kilbride wrote in the current PPTFH newsletter “We have had an increase in the number of homeless individuals coming to the Palisades. Carrying out our ‘relentless engagement philosophy, we have talked with and offered services to most of these individuals and, to the best of our ability, ensured there was no camping in our high-fire hazard restricted entry hillside areas. . . .Thank you to the outreach team from People Concern, the Volunteer Response Team and LAPD Beach detail. “
To view the last webinar “A New Approach to Helping the Most Severely Ill and Vulnerable” with Judge Stephen Manley, go to the website.
By the numbers:
163 homeless engaged by the task force are off the streets.
71 percent reduction in the number of homeless individuals.
152 pre-existing abandoned encampment areas have been removed and the areas cleaned
6 homeless fires have been extinguished by the Los Angeles Fire Department.