November Community Meeting Minutes 11/15/17

 

 

COMMUNITY MEETING AGENDA

Wednesday, November 15, 2017 at 7 PM

2060 N. Vermont Avenue, LA, CA 90027

 

A G E N D A  M I N U T E S

 

  1. Welcome & Introductions
    1. Call to order at 7:06 PM
  2. Introductions
  3. Administrative
    1. Motion: to expand Executive Board
      1. Appoint John Hopkins as member of the board (motioned by Janet Kim and seconded by Cat Kim)
  4. City Updates
    1. CD4- Adam Miller of Councilmember David Ryu’s Office
    2. CD13- George Hakopiants from Mitch O’Farrell’s Office
    3. E6 Project (Tali Poran, E6 Project Director for SPA 4)
      1. E6 started two months ago and has three teams.
        1. Downtown (anything outside of Skid Row)
        2. Hollywood
        3. SEW (Silver Lake, Echo Park, Westlake)
        4. 5 person multi-disciplinary team (mental health, substance abuse, case manager, peer advocate, and medical)
        5. E6 is helping to bridge the gap between providers and clients through street outreach
        6. Our contact to E6 Street Outreach is Jesus Torres (jesust@epath.org)
  5. LAHSA Update (Phyllis Lozano)
  6. Safe Parking LA & Midtown Los Angeles Homeless Coalition (Emily Kantrim)
    1. Members of the Midtown Los Angeles Homeless Coalition do street outreach and are CES trained. The coalition helps connect service providers to people.
    2. Safe Parking LA, a non-profit organization, is providing our car dwelling neighbors a safe place to park during late evening hours and have access to vital services (such as bathrooms and showers). Please visit www.safeparkingla.org for more information
  7. PATH Update (Brigid Kelly of PATH)
    1. Postcard writing campaign
    2. Imaginary Feast
    3. Neighborhood Watch Committee Meeting 11/29 from 12-1PM
  8. Our Mother of Good Counsel & St. Vincent de Paul
    1. Hot Lunch- November 25th at OMGC St. Augustine Multi-Purpose Center
    2. Black Friday Lunch Preparation
  9. Updates (Cat Kim & Douglas Walker)
    1. SELAH & EHLF Socks/Underwear/ Hat Drive
    2. LAPD Toy Drive
    3. SELAH Update: Silver Lake Hygiene Kit Drive from 12-2PM           (1850 W. Silver Lake Dr.)
    4. Homeless Students Drive (hygiene kits, books, uniforms, etc)  http://www.scpr.org/news/2017/01/25/68443/there-are-63-000-homeless-children-in-school-in-la/
  10. Advocacy on Supportive Housing & Access Centers
    1. League of Women Voter’s guide on Supportive Housing: https://yesinmyla.org/
  11. Questions/Comments
    1. Food on Foot is hosting a free meal on Thanksgiving at 3 PM at 1625 N. Schrader Blvd and giving out free sleeping bags and four bus tokens. But you need to get a wristband this Sunday, November 19 during the 4 PM serving) at 1625 N. Schrader Blvd.

Meeting adjourned at 8:16 PM

 

Who can we call?

  • Call 211 for families experiencing homelessness (esp. with children)
  • Mental Health Hotline 1-800-548-7771
  • Shelter Hotline 1-800-548-2722
  • Domestic Violence Hotline 1-800-548-2722
  • Youth Runaway Hotline 1-800-621-4000
  • Suicide Prevention 1-877-727-4747
  • Alcohol & Drug Hotline 1-800-229-7708
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