Long Beach Long Beach Connections
A recent survey of people experiencing homelessness in downtown Long Beach revealed that the homeless population has decreased by 12 percent since 2009, largely thanks to efforts of the Long Beach Connections initiative. The 2011 survey identified 303 individuals living on the streets in downtown Long Beach, down from 345 identified by a previous survey in 2009.
Later this month, July 21– 23, more than 125 volunteers will converge on central Long Beach and take part in a three-day effort aimed at helping Long Beach’s most challenging homeless individuals.
The Long Beach Homeless Survey is a community initiative, known as Long Beach CONNECTIONS, that will cover neighborhoods from the beach to Anaheim Street, and Alamitos Avenue to the Los Angeles River.