It's unquestionable that homelessness has grown in recent years in LA. What used to be confined to a limited number of downtown corridors and back alleys has exploded all over the city. It feels like nearly every underpass and far too many parks and vacant properties have become encampments. There are many reasons for the crisis of homelessness - lack of available affordable housing, breakdown of mental health services - and there’s no easy fixes.
While easy to feel powerless to help, as we do, or look away entirely, the Skid Row Housing Trust has been on the frontlines on this since 1989 and never been more relevant. The Trust develops and manages homes for the homeless and provides support services for the community, to break the cycle of poverty, illness and addiction.
The Trust believes that homelessness is a reversible circumstance, and having a safe and secure place to live and a sense of community is the first critical step towards turning oneself around. They currently manage over 2000 apartments in the city and have favorably impacted thousands of lives through their housing and support services. While the Trust alone can’t solve this crisis, if you’re shocked by what you’ve been seeing lately, this is an organization to support.
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