Volunteers with nonprofits and religious organizations would assist as "navigators" to help in steering the homeless to shelters or housing, under a plan proposed Wednesday by a food bank that works with the growing numbers of homeless in the San Fernando Valley.
"I'm proposing a team of interfaith congregations to basically train navigators at their congregations to be a part of their existing outreach programs," said Luis Oliart, director of the North Hollywood Interfaith Food Pantry.
GOOD VIDEO ON THE SITE
IS NOT A CRIME
IN THE CITY OF LOS ANGELES
OUR OPINION IS THAT THERE WILL ALWAYS BE HOMELESS IN A CITY WHERE HOMEOWNERS LUST OVER THE VALUE OF THEIR HOMES INCREASING TO FUND THEIR OWN SENIORHOOD and THEIR CHILDREN'S INHERITANCES, WHERE THERE IS NOT ENOUGH LOW INCOME HOUSING (and low income is now an average wage), and WHERE THERE ARE FAR TOO FEW SHELTER BEDS.
THERE ARE WAIT LISTS for LA FAMILY HOUSING and ALL YEAR ROUND SHELTER PROGRAMS. So the only thing "outreach" people would be doing is "steering" people to wait lists. Many homeless ALREADY KNOW WHERE THESE SHELTERS and PROGRAMS ARE and HAVE GIVEN UP AFTER WAITING A YEAR OR MORE TO BE CALLED. (We advice signing up for ALL PROGRAMS!)
What we hear on the street about Officer Catalano is that he plays good cop bad cop with some of the people in the North Hollywood Park area that live in their RVs.
We AGREE that the RED LINE TRANSPORTATION HUB and GREYHOUND BUS STATION are providing transportation for the homeless from around Southern California as well as AROUND THE COUNTRY to the area
As for Saint Charles Church http://www.borromeoparish.com/ WHICH HAS A FOOD BANK and CLOTHING DISTRIBUTION SERVICE CENTER You MUST expect that cleaning up after the people who seek refuge on the church grounds as a place of relative safety IS part of your Christian Ministry! Yours is a very WEALTHY PARISH! (remember DOLORES HOPE?) so roll up your sleeves and get to it - and ASK the homeless to HELP YOU!