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  • 1. Volume 5 Fall 2007 PATHLINES A Magazine on Housing and Homelessness HOMELESS TO HOMEOWNER NOTES FROM A JOURNEY CAN WE REALLY END HOMELESSNESS A CONVERSATION WITH IN TEN YEARS? ERIC GARCETTI AND WHY HE SAYS YES IN MY BACKYARD! NETWORKS AT WORK 75 US CITIES DISCUSS THE CHANGING ROLE OF SUPPORT SERVICES 2 PATHLINES
  • 2. FALL 2007 Editor-In-Chief: Kai Stansberry Production Coordinator: Joelle Emerson Copy Editors: Jennifer Chang, Patricia Ciampa Contributors Joel John Roberts Shane Murphy Goldsmith Page 4 Kai Stansberry Joelle Emerson Designer: Paul Gor Cover Photographer: Larry Underhill Print & Distribution: California Offset Printers PATH PARTNERS SENIOR MANAGEMENT Chief Executive Officer: Joel John Roberts Page 11 Chief Operating Officer: Janet Denise Kelly Chief Development Officer: Jennifer Chang Page 8 Chief Administrative Officer: Tara Brown Chief Public Affairs Officer: Kai Stansberry path achieve glendale Page 6 executive director: Natalie komuro path ventures CONTENTS executve director: shane murphy goldsmith PATH PARTNERS ASSOCIATES Managing Partner: Margaret Willis 3 CEO NOTES PEOPLE ASSISTING THE HOMELESS Joel John Roberts BOARD OF DIRECTORS Myrna Hant, Ph.D, President VOICES Jan Cloyde, Vice President Eva Vollmer, Corresponding Secretary Rita Emerson, MPH Steve Eisner, Treasurer Ellen Evans Agee Kaaren Kurtzman David Alden Robert Levine 4 NOTES FROM A JOURNEY Aris Anagnos Karl R. Austen Louis Mann Mae Keyson McAuley Homeless To Homeowner Terry Bird John Molloy Mitchell Dawson Claire West Orr Rita R. Emerson, MPH Stanley Schneider 5 PROFILE Michael Goldberg Lawrence Schwartz Collette Flannick Hebert Robert Shober A Haven For Hope In San Antonio Gary Helme Frances R. Jones Julie Summers By Joelle Emerson GRAMERCY HOUSING GROUP If You Build It, They Will Come BOARD OF DIRECTORS David Buss, President By Shane Murphy Goldsmith Nadine Hettle, Vice President Jim Robinson, Secretary Lindsay Wiggins, Treasurer 6 FEATURE STORY Maria Alden Ellen Farwell Adapting Homeless Services For A Natalie Neith Housing World Charles Orr Bernard Steppes PATH Partners Associates PATH ACHIEVE GLENDALE 8 ON THE COVER BOARD OF DIRECTORS Claire West Orr, Chair Eric Garcetti Proves Public Service Is Alive Teri Ghaemmaghami Silva Hameline And Well... Mary Khouri By Kai Stansberry Nicholas Lam Deborah Levine COMMENTARY Robert McFall 9 Darlene Najarian Mobilizing Community Will PATH VENTURES By Elise Buik BOARD OF DIRECTORS Julie Downey, Co- Chair HELPING THE HOMELESS Paul Freese, Co-Chair 10 Harreld Adams 10 Things You Can Do Rick Burns Eileen Dardick By Joelle Emerson Sharon Fong Sharron Hillery COMMUNITY VIEW Barker Khorasanee 11 John Molloy Can We End Homelessness In Ten Years? Lori Sale Robert Shober Jaimee Sul 15 GUEST ESSAY EDITORIAL OFFICES 340 North Madison Avenue, Los Angeles, California 90004 “THERE IS A SOLUTION TO HOMELESSNESS” Mayor Antonio R. Villaraigosa FOR CUSTOMER SERVICE AND SUBSCRIPTION QUESTIONS, such as address changes and requests for additional copies, send an email to 2 PATHLINES service@pathpartners.org.
  • 3. Y ears ago, a dear friend said something to me that I still remem- ber and take to heart to this day… “Take risks. Don’t be afraid to DO something different with your life.” That encouragement in Public Health. It strikes me that helping the homeless requires much the same approach. We are either actively DOing (engaged in working towards solving the home- less crisis) or not (relying on other people and other organizations who are focused on getting people off of the streets). Before I discovered PATH, I homelessness but wasn’t sure if my efforts were enough to make a difference. We may see the reality of the homeless crisis in our midst and genuinely want to help, but do not know where to start. For those of you who can identify with this, all I can tell you is that you’ve come to the right place. In this edition of PATHLines, we’re highlighting new strategies to address homelessness, including the innovative “Mall” approach to homeless service delivery. We want you to become inspired by the journey of Adam, an in- credible perseverer who went from homeless to homeowner. Along the way you’ll encounter a public servant who champions the Y!MBY (Yes In My Back Yard) movement by proactively siting homeless services in his council help the homeless by volunteering. Finally, in our community spotlight we’ll suggest a great opportunity for you to put your DOing into action on behalf of Rita Emerson, MPH, pictured here with her the homeless by participating in the HomeWalk on November 17th (page 9). husband, Steve. So read on, don’t be afraid, and go DO something to help end the crisis of homelessness in Los Angeles today! Rita Emerson, MPH PATH Board of Directors T CEO N0TES rying to use 1980’s solutions in 2007 is like trying to entertain today’s teenagers with Dukes of Hazzard television shows. It just won’t work. Today’s approaches to resolving homelessness should not be solely based on solutions created in the 1980’s, such as those that provide “three hots and a cot”—three meals and a shelter bed. To help pioneer solutions to homelessness that will work in the 21st century, PATH Partners formed The National Mall Network where we, along with other communities across the US, discuss how the homeless service provider community is evolving to provide services that go beyond meeting emergency needs to create permanent solutions that help people access affordable housing. On the local level, we have formed strategic partnerships with communities across Southern California to encourage this “evolution” in our very own backyard. In our article, “Services To Housing” (page 6), you will learn more about these efforts. Today, over 75 communities around the country have joined the “evolution” in order to further the transition of homeless services from 1980 to 2007. As you read more, we hope you will want to join and become a part of this exciting transition. Joel John Roberts PATH Partners PATHLINES 3
  • 4. Homeless to PLAN. PRACTICE. HOMEOWNER Notes From A Journey MOVEMENT. LEAD. Everyone  in  our  community  agrees  they  want   homelessness  to  end  –  our  struggle  is  that  we   all  have  varying  opinions  on  how  to  solve  it... I t was easy for a child grow- Adam began using the 12-step program ing up in one of the rough- to the best of his ability. He began to est areas of Los Angeles to apply the spiritual principles of the PATH  Partners  Associates   believe that gangs, drugs program to his life, and truly started to and the consequences of that “walk the walk” of recovery. He even community  stakeholders  to  agree  on  local   lifestyle were normal. Adam (name began to give back to the recovery community what he had been given. Not only was Adam very active in the on to marijuana and alcohol, and by the Next-Step Program by providing feed- PATH  Partners  Associates   time he was eighteen he’d already been back and suggestions during groups,   to juvenile hall and jail. He entered but he also began speaking at 12-step a sub- meetings to share his hope stance   abuse “You can do anything if you and strength with others in recovery. He maintained a homelessness: t r e a t - put your mind to it...” positive, gracious attitude m e n t and, despite his success, Resource/Gaps  Analysis - he remained humble. though exposed to the 12-step program Equipped with sobriety and a new of recovery, Adam did not take it seri- outlook on life, Adam began work- ously. He was in and out of jail four ing for a real estate broker and was more times, and spent three more times Grant  Management/Compliance in treatment before his parents kicked With his savings and the support of his him out of their house. Adam found family, Adam was able to purchase a Capacity  Building  Of  Local  Agencies himself living on the streets, spending home in Glendale, California. He was recently promoted to CFO, and contin- prostitutes. Finally, in 2004, he decided ues to exhibit the initiative and drive he’d had enough. that make him an asset to his company. After complet- Adam remains active as an alumnus of ing another treat- the Next-Step Program, and brings his ment program, personal experience with homelessness Adam entered and recovery to the steering committee PATH Achieve meetings, which focus on improving G l e n d a l e ’s services through client feedback and Next-Step Per- suggestions. When asked if he had a Maggie  Willis,  Managing  Partner manent Support- message to share with the community, (323)  660-­‐1231 ive Housing Program. It was while Adam said: he was in Next-Step that he began to “You can do anything if you put seriously focus on his recovery. He your mind to it and dedicate your- realized that recovery was about more self to hard work in order to achieve than simply not using drugs or drink- your goals. There is a different way, ing - it was about personal change. He a better way. Alcohol and drugs are couldn’t just change some things about not the answer.” 4 PATHLINES himself; he had to change everything.
  • 5. W hat’s in a name? In this case, a lot. Haven for Hope, a multiservice center in development in San Antonio, Texas, is along the continuum of services. Robert Marbut, the Executive Director of the project, knows a lot about helping people “tracks” for becoming a member of Haven for Hope. One is to enter through the main program, and the other is to enter through aptly named as it embarks upon its mission in need. He has dealt with homelessness- the “Prospect Courtyard.” The Prospect to provide much needed hope for homeless related issues for over 20 years, and recently Courtyard is a separate but adjacent campus individuals and families. Construction has was responsible for running San Antonio’s for chronically homeless individuals who been underway for two months on the project, shelters for victims of hurricanes Katrina and decide that they don’t want to move into the which is designed Rita. Marbut believes that the “Continuum main program. This unique wing of Haven to meet the multiple of Care” model, which Haven for Hope will for Hope shows its dedication to helping service needs of utilize, is absolutely critical in addressing homeless individuals all along the spectrum, homeless individuals homelessness. He says that problems arise in from chronically homeless individuals who and families in San providing services to the homeless when the are resistant to social services, to families A Haven for Hope in San Antonio By Joelle Emerson Antonio. The facility services start being separated out. “Anytime — which spans about you start referring people out, there’s a The ultimate goal of Haven for Hope is 22 acres — is located chance for it not to work.” to help the homeless move towards living just 1.5 miles west of That’s why Haven for Hope will have downtown San Antonio. When completed, a full range of services on-site. From healthcare, to substance abuse treatment and it will serve over 1,000 homeless people emergency services to advanced supportive childcare, Haven for Hope will provide help. through its 45 programs which provide a full housing, the facility will accommodate a While some programs will be launching range of services, from emergency services wide variety of needs so that members (the in the next few months, the program is through permanent housing, to address the name given to program participants) can set to open the majority of its facilities in varying needs of homeless individuals all December 2008. If You Build it, They Will Come... By Shane Murphy Goldsmith All of the home- built over the last few years has been mar- less folks I have ever ket-rate or luxury apartments. Average rents to cover regular operating costs such as met have one thing have soared above $1600 per month. property management, mortgage payments, in common: they All the direct services in the world are and any services for chronically homeless or don’t have homes. not going to be enough to help low income disabled tenants. This is why PATH people afford these rents. Many long time supporters of PATH—in- Partners, highly es- cluding board members, donors, and elected teemed for its suc- “We recognize that, cessful direct service while it is necessary PATH Ventures and make sure we have the programs, created funding we need to build the housing our PATH Ventures. We to provide direct clients need. recognize that, while services, it is not PATH Ventures is a community develop- it is necessary to pro- enough. We have to ment corporation whose mission is to “im- vide direct services, it is not enough. build the housing prove individual lives and communities by We have to build the housing ourselves. ourselves.” increasing quality affordable housing and The state of California requires that ev- creating opportunities for economic, civic, ery city and county develop a plan, called Meanwhile, rent-controlled apartment and personal empowerment.” PATH Ven- the Housing Element, to meet the growing units are either being torn down to build tures’ housing models aim to end and pre- need for housing in each jurisdiction. The new condominiums, or are so badly neglect- vent homelessness by integrating supportive Southern California Association of Govern- ed that tenants are living with holes in their services with permanent housing for people ments has determined that by 2014 the city ceilings, roaches in their beds, and without in need. Our programs include: of Los Angeles must build 112,876 units of running water. HOUSING NOW For those living on housing, 39% of which must be for low in- Any way you look at it, there is an over- the streets, this program provides immedi- come households (families of four earning whelming need for affordable housing in the ate entry into permanent housing through a less than $45,200 per year). That’s 44,000 city. But, it costs just as much to build an subsidized leasing program with intensive units in 7 years. “affordable” apartment building as it does support services and innovative community Unfortunately, the city has not been able to build a market-rate apartment building. integration strategies. Our successful pro- to meet the housing need in years past, and The costs of land, lumber, steel, and labor gram in Glendale houses formerly homeless there is no way to force cities to reach the are not magically lower because the housing goals established in the Housing Element. is for low income people. In fact, it is even » continued on page 13 Most of the new rental housing that has been more expensive to operate affordable hous- PATHLINES 5
  • 6. SERVICES TO HOUSING: A COMMU NITY B AS ED S ERVIC E S YS TEM The approach to addressing homelessness has dramatically changed in the past few years. Decades ago, public and private funding sources supported emergency services that helped feed, shelter, and care for people living on the streets. Today, public and private sectors are redirecting their policies, funding, and strategies to concentrate on developing permanent housing. Through the dedicated work of direct service providers, we cannot deny that the hungry have been fed and the homeless have been sheltered. After over twenty years, it’s clear that homelessness is not a “temporary problem,” and more long-term solutions are needed. THE TRADITIONAL SYSTEM The traditional continuum of services emerged through independent agencies and struggled to give immediate relief to those in need. The system developed into a “laissez-faire” environment because of the following: SA F ETY N ET STORY TE LL E R C OM MU N IT YB A For years, service agencies have been Most people acknowledge that in order Instead of individual agencies being providing emergency support services to effectively address homelessness, the scattered throughout a region, to meet a growing demand from entire community needs to be involved. communities can bring together a people ending up on our streets. While variety of services in one location. community-based agencies will always be movement that is sweeping the nation the safety net for people with nowhere services, these multi-service centers else to turn, the net itself can be woven initiative brings together community become a centralized “connector” for more tightly to prevent people from stakeholders—government, corporate, the community, agency services, public becoming homeless, promote rapid faith, and community leaders—in order institutions, permanent housing, and re-housing, and use street outreach as to design appropriate solutions to end people who are homeless. a strategic tool for building community homelessness. relations. 6 PATHLINES
  • 7. LET’S HOMELESS SERVICE AFFORDABLE HOUSING WORK AGENCIES DEVELOPERS TOGETHER The challenge facing us all is how to transform a decades-old homeless service system so that it is relevant in today’s environment, which values permanent housing placements as the primary who promote stability and wellness, and then link this system to direct housing? CREATE AN ARRAY PERMANENT HOUSING PERMANENT HOUSING PERMANENT HOUSING PERMANENT HOUSING OF HOUSING OPTIONS PERMANENT HOUSING PERMANENT HOUSING AS E STRATEGIC OUTREACH PERMANENT HOUSING MULTI-SERVICE CENTERS / COMMUNITY BASE INTERIM HOUSING DISCHARGE PLANNING PERMANENT PERMANENT HOUSING HOUSING PATHLINES 7
  • 8. Q. When did you make the decision to become a public servant? A. People often say that you can see the face of the world in Los Angeles, but having grown up here, when I studied and traveled abroad, I saw the face of Los Angeles in the rest of the world. The more I traveled, the more I came to see Los Angeles as a place for social, cultural, and economic innovation. When I moved back to Los Angeles with my partner, Amy Wakeland, I immediately re-engaged in civic life. While teaching at USC, I stood with the cafeteria workers there who were my neighbors in Silver Lake as part of the Coalition to Save the Silver Lake Reservoir. It was only when then- Councilmember Jackie Goldberg was that I began to think about running. Is it everything I’ve thought it would be? Everything, and more. Q. When you were growing up, did you experience “hard luck”? A. I was fortunate growing up. My parents came from immigrant families “Los Angeles is the who struggled and succeeded in homelessness capital of different ways, and I grew up middle America – and the only class in the San Fernando Valley. way we will shed this label is with a comprehensive, I was also fortunate that both sides of big picture solution.” my family, the Mexican immigrants - Eric Garcetti on my father’s side and the Eastern European Jewish immigrants on my mother’s, have always stressed the importance of helping those less fortunate. That drives the work I do on behalf of the residents of my district. Across the world, people know that Hollywood and Vine is a destination for celebrity and excitement. Fewer people know that the median family income in the census tracts right around that corner is between $19,000 and $23,000 per year. That’s typical of many of the neighborhoods in my PATHLines Talks to district, and that’s why I’ve worked to create affordable housing, living-wage Eric Garcetti A s political leaders struggle with the issue of homelessness, one individual stands apart from the crowd - Los Angeles City Council President, Eric Garcetti. Representing a district that includes Hollywood, California, Garcetti has chosen to wield his political power beyond the expectations of Tinseltown to truly serve the underserved. Siting much needed housing and services for the homeless - and going on the record to say Y!MBY (Yes! In My Back Yard) - Eric Garcetti is proof that public servants are alive, well and serving in Hollywood. 8 PATHLINES
  • 9. jobs, and new parks and green spaces in my that PATH Partners provides to its patrons. district. These three elements are the three legs of Q. What’s the last book you read? Q. What life experiences have shaped a stool – without one of them, we all fall down. Los Angeles is the homelessness A. your commitment to advocate for the capital of America – and the only way we Life by Robert Dallek, one of the closer homeless and other underserved groups? will shed this label is with a comprehensive, examinations of John F. Kennedy’s life and presidency. A. I attended Columbia University when big picture solution. New York City was experiencing a great amount of change. I saw the juxtaposition Q. As Los Angeles City Council President, Q. If you are not at work and not at home, how do you balance the needs and priorities of extreme wealth with extreme poverty within just a few blocks of each other. It was of the city with the responsibility, needs and priorities of your council district? A. You might catch me at the Echo Park Farmer’s Market checking out the latest teaming up with the Harlem Restoration A. Being Council President is a tremendous crop ofgrow at home), or(at leastathose that I can’t fresh vegetables seeing movie at Project to keep housing prices affordable honor, one that has allowed me to help to low income tenants, and with Habitat each of my colleagues address the issues the Arclight Cinema in Hollywood. If it’s for Humanity, helping to build low-income confronting our city that he or she has taken early in the morning, I might be on a walk in units in some of the poorest parts of the city. on. Nonetheless, my responsibility begins Elysian Park. Work can be demanding, but The urban problems – and solutions – that I with the 260,000 souls that call CD13 home, when I get the chance I like to take some the people who elected me to serve them time to get a feel for the pulse of the city. real understanding of the issues facing the homeless in every city. and improve their quality of life. By serving them effectively, I have been able to take on Q. What is your favorite & least favorite a leadership role in the council and in the thing about being an Angeleno? Q . You’ve been on the record endorsing city. A. I love that this city is truly the city of the the “Mall” approach (integrated support 21st century. Its diversity brings excitement services and creative housing). What about Q. Being intentional about locating it appeals to you? housing and services for the homeless for dinner all the way to reshaping the fabric A. For too long, we’ve dealt with in your district could be considered a politically unpopular decision. What made of the city to serve a global population. It has scale, opportunity and potential that homelessness in fragments. We talk about you stand your ground? where we can move people off the street, but not about where they can live. We talk A. CD13 is the third-poorest district in the problems – I wouldn’t be in this job if I about where people can stay, but not how city. It is also the densest district in the city. they can stay there. We talk about how we can help them, but not about how we can Locating housing and services in my district isn’t a choice – it’s a necessity. We can’t Q. What’s next for you? get them to accept help. Any conversation about solving the homelessness crisis begins ignore the problem and hope it will go away. 90,000 people will go to bed tonight without A. I’m enjoying serving as councilmember and president of the council. We have a lot of with a strategy that emphasizes outreach, a roof over their heads. We must do the hard work to do together. services, and housing, much like the model work of building a better future ourselves. “Never doubt that a small Mobilizing Community Will By Elise Buik group of thoughtful, United Way of Greater Los Angeles committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.” At 9 a.m. on Saturday, November 17, an estimated 5,000 people will gather in Exposition Park for a 5K family walk to offer their support -Margaret Meade capital of the country. It is a small group. Very small compared to the 88,000 who are homeless every night; 15,000 of whom are children. Faced with those kind of statistics, it would be easy to feel overwhelmed, to believe that our a powerful difference. In fact, as Margaret Meade points out, they’re the only things that ever have. HomeWalk offers a tangible opportunity for the people of Los Angeles to take action against the growing crisis of homelessness in this county, a crisis that concerns us, the future of our children and the future of generations to come. On November 17, a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens will yet again attempt to change The question is, will you be one of them? For more information and to register for HomeWalk, please log on to www.HomeWalkLA.org. PATHLINES 9
  • 10. Ten Things You Can Do To Help The Homeless... By Joelle Emerson It’s easy to feel disconnected from the crisis of homelessness in Los Angeles, as many of us juggle work, family, and activity after activity. However, there is one thing we can all do to bring our communities together to address homelessness - volunteer. If you want to help make a difference, donate your time for the homeless. Here are a few ways to get started. 1 Get involved. Educate yourself and your family about who homeless people are and how you and your community can make a difference. 2 Donate your time - tutor a homeless child. Programs such as the Rhonda Fleming Family Center allow volunteers to interact with homeless children, helping them with reading, homework and computer skills. hours a week with a tutor can make a world of difference. 3 Prepare and serve a meal. Cooks program and use your passion for cooking to prepare and serve meals to the individuals living in the PATHWays transitional housing pro- gram. Homeless individuals often miss out on having home-cooked meals, so the delicious food provided by our PATHCooks volunteers is truly a treat. 4 Donate your professional skills - teach a workshop or develop a training class. Organizations like PATH offer life skills classes for our clients. Do you have an area of expertise from which you think homeless individu 5 Ride-along with the PATH Outreach Team. This is a great way to get informed about homelessness and how PATH reaches out to individuals living on the streets. 6 Donate work-appropriate clothing and shoes. If you have dress- and most agencies never have enough of these items. 7 Say Yes! In My Back Yard. Support siting of a service organization, program or low-income housing that helps homeless people in your neighborhood. 8 Make your FAITH Matter. ters network, committed to ending homelessness through community action and mobilization. - 9 For a holiday party with a twist, ask attendees to 10 Get your friends and family involved! Share these ideas with people you know, and we can all work together to end homelessness. For more information about these ideas or other ways to get involved, contact Sally Evans, PATH’s volunteer coordinator, at (323) 644-2207 or sallye@epath.org. 10 PATHLINES
  • 11. T here was a time when we did not see people call the W e have the ability to redress homelessness in our community. And, yes, we can do so within 10 years. The issue, however, is are we T hree years ago, at an International Downtown Asso- streets home. My willing to summon the resolve and pay the price ciation conference in Mother is 90 years to accomplish this? Vancouver, I heard old. My son is 22. Every expert on homelessness in L.A. Phil Mangano speak My Mom didn’t see recognizes that we must start by expanding the to the goal of ending homeless people un- availability of affordable housing to prevent homelessness in ten til the Reagan presi- homelessness, and permanent supportive housing years. I walked into dency, when he cut for those seeking to escape homelessness. We his session skeptical. the federal affordable need the city and county to develop strategies I walked out hopeful housing budget by 75%. Homelessness is to eradicate NIMBY barriers. We must then - inspired by his resolve. all my son has ever known. For his gen- engage the homeless to ensure that they accept First, he said that it is far less expensive eration, it’s natural to conclude that home- housing. San Francisco has set an encouraging to provide housing for individuals than to lessness has always been part of the social model. By converting their general assistance let them fend for themselves by utilizing landscape. Nothing can be further from the emergency rooms for health care, alleys truth. Ask anyone old enough to remember have succeeded in adding nearly 2000 units of for rest rooms, and tapping into the re- Can We END 1980.We can prevent and end homeless- permanent housing in the past few years. Their sources of paramedics, law enforcement ness. willingness to invest in ending homelessness has and other public workers. Therefore, the In fact, we end homelessness everyday produced a situation in which they claim to have notion of permanent assisted-living makes for thousands of homeless people in our housed every homeless person willing to move consummate sense to me and I support community. But, as fast as we end it, we into supportive housing and now are dealing with this approach. Second, he said that exist- send a seemingly endless stream of people those resistant to leaving the streets. ing social service organizations, though Homelessness To reconnect the homeless with a humane well-intentioned, tend to focus on their policies. We create homelessness when habitat, San Francisco recently launched own survival, rather than on strategic our jail, hospital and foster care systems “Behavioral Health Court,” which the S.F. collaboration. Mangano pointed out that discharge people to the streets. We fail to Weekly endorsed as the most effective vehicle to end it by not making affordable housing a “break the cycle” of chronic homelessness. This board of directors, an executive director, top priority. We continue it by holding on court provides treatment and supportive housing a development strategy and a budget to in 10 Years? alternatives to jail. The genius of it is its ability raise. my backyard.” We tolerate it by continuing to hold both the individual and the services For each organization there are bylaws, to see homeless people as less than human. system accountable, to ensure that the individual fundraising events, committees and an- We forget that the homeless person we step receives the support they need. The effectiveness nual reports. From the outside looking in, over everyday is someone’s mom. Some- of this model can’t be overstated. Judge Steven one’s son. Manley, who runs the San Jose version of habitating” in this city, rather than on col- Bring LA Home - our 10 year plan to this court, released the following remarkable laborating toward ending homelessness. end homelessness, has all the ideas needed statistics: More than 1,000 individuals have Finally, he spoke of conversations he had to prevent and end homelessness. What completed their involvement with his court, of with homeless individuals. What do they is missing in our community is the politi- whom 88% were homeless when they entered. want? Most would like some place to live. cal will and leadership to implement and Now, 100% are housed. He also demonstrated A place to take a shower, wash clothes and fund these ideas. Why? Because the price cost effectiveness in terms of reduced utilization safely store their belongings. Sure, those to build 50,000 units of affordable housing of emergency care, hospital who are considered “chronically” home- for LA is over $1 billion a year for the next and jail beds, psychiatric - holds, and policing. into a structured lifestyle. And certainly bilized by a lack of vision to address the If we can provide some individuals who are homeless have disgrace of LA being the homeless capital affordable, supportive made decisions which started them on the of the US. What they fail to consider is that housing and link it to courts downward spiral of substance abuse and/ the cost of doing nothing is even more ex- like those above (and L.A. or criminal behavior. Society must hold pensive. Hospitalization is 49 times more recently launched its own them accountable for their choices, but we expensive that supportive housing. Jail is pilot under Judge Michael in society must also do unto others as we twice as expensive. The time for plans and Tynan), we may be able to would have others do unto us. excuses is over. People are homeless be- solve homelessness within cause they do not have homes! We need 10 years. Kerry Morrison housing now! Fund it. Site it. Build it. Executive Director Paul Freese Hollywood Entertainment District Bob Erlenbusch Director of Litigation & Advocacy Executive Director Public Counsel Los Angeles Coalition To End Hunger & Homelessness PATHLINES 11
  • 12. Individual Gifts $1,000 and above Organization gifts $1,000 and above Alan & Irene Lund Bird, Marella, Boxer & Wolpert Jewish Community Foundation Bernard & Sandra Fischbach First Federal Bank of California Glendale Association of Realtors Bob & Toby Waldorf Milken Family Foundation Carrie Estelle Doheny Foundation Charles & Ava Fries Philanthropy International Bel Air Presbyterian Church Dino & Stella Andrianos Samoan Congregational Christian Church McMaster-Carr Supply Company Gina Templin The Kleiner Cohen Foundation Ann M. and Robert M. Holder Jay & Alison Boberg Fannie Mae Foundation Foundation Kathleen McCarthy El Marino Language School Ella Fitzgerald Charitable Larry & Gloria Spungin Self-Realization Fellowship Church Foundation Martin M. Beverly Hills Rotary Community Foundation Marisla Foundation Alexander & Mariette Sawchuk Charles W. Mason & Associates Roy E. Crummer Foundation Dara Parsavand Glendale Kiwanis Youth, Inc. The David Geffen Foundation Barbara Masters Trinity Baptist Church of Santa Monica The Kenneth T. and Eileen L. Diana Friedman City of West Hollywood Norris Foundation Ilse Kahn Hollywood Church of Religious Science TJX Foundation Ruth Galanter ITG Software Solutions, Inc. Roirdan & Lois Wecker Burnett United Way, Inc. Lon V. Smith Foundation William H. Doheny Charlotte & William Hinson Charitable Weingart Foundation Robert & Deborah Levine Foundation Aaroe Associates Charitable Toby Meuli Evergreen Baptist Church of Los Angeles Foundation Lynne Wilkes-Binder Pentair Foundation Jeanne Faoro Surpin, Mayersohn, & Edelstone The Autry Foundation Pamela & Gary Magnuson L.A. Brotherhood Crusade Nordstrom James Stigler John & Hilda Arnold Foundation Good Samaritan Hospital David Gersh The Aidlin Foundation Linda L. Northrup The Brotman Foundation of California Universal Studios Hollywood Mark & Gay Forbes Winogrond U.S. Bank Discover a Star Foundation Marion Ross California Law Advocates Vollmer Family Foundation Irene Wolin Schonberger Disney Cast Community Fund Westwood Presbyterian Church Michael & Sheila Goldberg Fenimore Family Trust Mary J. Palevsky Administrative Bob & Virginia Campbell Shober Plan B Entertainment Trust Reverend Charles & Claire West Orr Stephen & Mary Birch Foundation Kaiser Permanente Elizabeth Evans The California Endowment Northrop Grumman Corporation Terry & Lynn Bird Westwood United Methodist Church The Ralph M. Parsons Mark & Ellie Gottwald California Consumer Protection Foundation Foundation Bill & Myrna Hant Macy’s Passport Fund Peter & Mary O’Fallon The Morrison & Foerster Foundation Robert & Gail Dubois John W. Porter Trust Stanley & Mady Schneider Charles & Mildred Schnurmacher Andrew Barth Foundation, Inc. Heidi & Kenneth Widelitz Clarity Partners, LP Rita Ragusa Creative Artists Agency Warren & Patricia Dodson Employees Community Fund of Boeing California Food for All *People Assisting The Homeless Grace Ford Salvatori Foundation would like to give a special thanks KTLA 5 Charities Fund to Jon Berger and Plan Ahead for Rhonda Fleming Foundation Staples Foundation for Learning supplies. We’d also like to recognize The Harold R. and Winifred R. Swanton Ugo and Alma Mamolo for their Foundation generous in-kind contribution of Hibernian Development LLC delicious food for a special event. 12 PATHLINES
  • 13. LOS  ANGELES CHICAGO ST.  LOUIS DALLAS PHOENIX SEATTLE NEW  YORK SAN  ANTONIO MIAMI THE  MALL  NETWORK  SUMMIT www.MallNetwork.org » continued from page 5 mentally ill individuals in market rate units scattered throughout the city. We are developing similar programs in Hollywood and Long Beach. STEP HOUSING Permanent affordable housing and temporary using  irony  and  humor!   housing units under one roof. This creates a seamless transition from “Homelessness  in  a  country  like  ours  is   homelessness to permanent housing and presents opportunities for cre- ative fundraising. VILLAS Permanent housing Larry  King,  CNN’s  Larry  King  Live with intensive support services for homeless families, seniors, transi- Order  your  copy  today  at  www.epath.org   tion-aged youth, adults, and chroni- or  call  (323)  644-­‐2209. cally homeless individuals. We have two such projects in development now: Villas at Gower, a 90 unit apartment building in Hollywood; and Inglewood Villas, a 20 unit apartment building in Inglewood. All  proceeds  will  go  towards  helping   To learn more, visit our website at www.PATHVentures.org or call (310) 996-1170. Shane Murphy Goldsmith is the Executive Director of PATH Ventures. PATHLINES 13
  • 14. “The Most Inspiring Book of the Year!” “If you think you have problems, read this for inspiration.” DAVID A Tribute to the Life and Memory of David Schumacher Jim Leatherwood, M.A., PATH Partners is the umbrella organization of author of Facing the T H E S P I R I T O F Future Together together serve thousands of individuals and families in need. The agencies of PATH Partners have “Caution. This will nearly 45 years combined community experience, cause your spirit to and operate a myriad of programs for people struggling with poverty, homelessness, HIV/AIDS soar higher than you and other special needs. This strategic partnership thought possible.” reduces management and other overhead costs and A COLLECTION James D. Frey, Director enhances coordination of services. PATH Partners OF INSPIRING of Gifts & Estate Planning consists of: STORIES FROM for Mission Hospital THOSE WHO HAVE Foundation, Mission Viejo, CA OVERCOME . . . WINNING AGAINST Order Your Book Today ALL ODDS! Special PATH discount People Assisting The Homeless A Man of Vision Claire’s First Song $10 each Regional Housing & Services for Homeless For Love of Dancing All proceeds support and At Risk Adults and Families Reversing Difficulties People Assisting The Homeless Sammy Davis Jr... 340 N. Madison Ave. ...and many more Los Angeles CA 90004 Compiled by: order on-line at www.epath.org Ernie Weckbaugh or call (323) 644-2209 Gramercy Housing Group We Request the Honor Permanent Housing For Homeless Families Onsite Childcare for Homeless Children of Your Absence at our Imaginary Feast! Every year, People Assisting The Homeless hosts the Imaginary PATH Achieve Glendale Feast, a “non-event” that raises funds to help homeless men, women Integrated Services & Housing for Homeless and children regain their independence. and At Risk Adults and Families in the San Gabriel Valley This Thanksgiving, give a gift that brings hope and offers a “Hand Up” to individuals and families in need. PATH Ventures For more information, Affordable Housing & Economic Development visit our website at Business Enterprise Development www.epath.org or call (323) 644-2208. PATH Partners Associates Helps Communities Integrate Homeless 14 PATHLINES Support Services with Permanent Housing
  • 15. GUEST  ESSAY H B y combin- when given the option of supportive housing, a ing our re- sources and and over 80% of tenants are able to remain housed working for over a year. collaboratively as a re- gion, I believe that local - government, advocates ly as a policy to reduce homelessness, and I have and housing providers encouraged City departments to direct resources can implement solutions towards this goal. to dramatically reduce But in addition to providing the capital and re- the number of home- sources to build and support the operation of this less people living on the type of housing, we must also work to link the crit- streets of Los Angeles. ical services that are responsible for providing the Cities across the na- housing stability that people need most. Case man- tion have recognized agement, mental health services, and recovery ser- that one of the most ef- vices for the addicted are essential components. fective models in reduc- The Los Angeles Board of Supervisors has ing street homelessness is Permanent Supportive recently agreed to coordinate and enhance social Housing – long-term affordable housing linked to service systems with cities that are funding per- manent supportive housing. Since Los Angeles is various homeless populations. Such housing saves a regional leader in funding this type of housing, lives, saves neighborhoods, and saves taxpayers our city will seize the opportunity to expand such money. partnerships. We now know that it is more cost-effective to As we move toward our goal of building our build and operate this type of housing than it is to supply of supportive housing, organizations like do nothing at all. Every year, we spend millions PATH Partners will help implement the programs of dollars by responding to homelessness through that directly effect people and reduce the number our emergency systems of care – our emergency of people who live on the streets of Los Angeles. PATH Partners is a local and national leader A recent study shows that by providing people working to link services to long-term housing with safe and stable housing linked to the services through the “one-stop” service center model – a that they need on-site, emergency room visits have been reduced by 85%, incarceration rates have strategy to achieve this goal. I’m proud to be Co- been reduced by 50%, and there is a 40% rise in Chair of The National Mall Network Initiative. the rate of employment when folks are offered em- Working together, the City and PATH Partners ployment services. can encourage other cities across the nation to ac- But some critics have expressed a concern that cept the central role of integrated service centers supportive housing might not work for the long- linked to housing as a strategy to end homeless- - ness. ties. Some believe that, in many cases, the home- less choose to remain homeless and avoid social Mayor Antonio R. Villaraigosa services. However, what we now know is that City of Los Angeles PATHLINES 15
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