Long Beach homeless
The 2017 Biennial Homeless Count (Count) findings reveal a 21 percent reduction in the total number of persons experiencing homelessness in Long Beach, and a 26 percent reduction in chronic homeless persons. Compared to 2,345 in 2015, the total number of homeless persons in the City has dropped to 1,863; and the total number of chronic homeless persons has dropped from 927 to 686.
The overnight winter shelter for homeless individuals recently opened in North Long Beach, and will be open until March 1. Four other local shelters operate year-round for individuals and families.
Throughout the year, staff from the Health and Human Services Department’s Homeless Services Division and its community partners canvass Long Beach daily, engaging people who are homeless and offering emergency shelter, transportation, access to service providers and opportunities for housing.
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has awarded the Long Beach Continuum of Care (CoC) $6.2 million to provide services to homeless individuals and families. The CoC is led by the Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services.
The City of Long Beach celebrated the grand opening of Cabrillo Gateway, the fourth phase of development on the Century Villages at Cabrillo (CVC) campus that features affordable units leased to homeless and low income families.
A youth living on the street is just not acceptable. It’s a bad way to enter adulthood. A life in a neighborhood suggests a home, neighbors, and safety but these things we take for granted are just a dream if homeless.
On Sunday, November 23rd, more than 200 Saint Anthony High School volunteer students and their parents joined together to serve more than 600 meals to homeless and less fortunate families in the courtyard of St. Anthony High School in downtown Long Beach.
Veteran’s Day is a time to honor our US military service personnel, and it’s also an opportunity to assert our commitment to ensure Veterans are fully integrated into our communities once they return to civilian life.
Lucy’s Boudoir, a bra & lingerie specialty shop in Bixby Knolls, and Dare to Care For The Homeless are sponsoring a bra drive for local women shelters. There will be several drop-off locations in Long Beach where new or clean, gently-used bras and new underpants will be accepted.
On September 15th, 2014, at 7pm, the Downtown Residential Council (DRC) will hold its September Forum at L’Opera Ristorante, 101 Pine Avenue. The Forum will feature presentations on Homeless in Downtown Long Beach. Speakers from the Health and Human Services Department, Police Department, Downtown Long Beach Associates and Mental Health America will provide information on this important topic.
Waste Management and The Long Beach International City Bank Marathon & Half Marathon have teamed up to help runners transform lives by repurposing their old running shoes. In honor of the event’s 30th Anniversary on October 10 through 12, Waste Management will collect shoes from marathon runners in a reuse campaign to benefit the Long Beach Rescue Mission.