July 22, 2024 The Newspaper Serving LGBT Los Angeles

Los Angeles’ Augmented Winter Shelter Program Activated During Heavy Storm Week for the Homeless

City and County Collaborate to Provide Shelter Amidst Inclement Weather

Amidst the ongoing challenges of homelessness in Los Angeles, the City and County have taken a crucial step to support those living on the streets during inclement weather. The Augmented Winter Shelter Program has been activated, offering additional shelter options to enhance the safety and well-being of the homeless population.

Overseen and operated by the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA), the Augmented Winter Shelter Program will be in operation from Tuesday, January 30, through Tuesday, February 6. This initiative complements the traditional shelters at fixed sites across the City and County, providing interim housing alternatives, particularly during periods of severe or inclement weather, through the use of motel vouchers.

How to Access Shelter:

For individuals experiencing unsheltered homelessness and seeking refuge through the Augmented Winter Shelter Program, a simple call to 211 can connect them with the necessary resources. These motel vouchers aim to offer immediate and temporary relief to those in need.

With the recent cold temperatures in the Los Angeles region, coupled with the forecast of rain, the conditions for individuals living on the streets become especially perilous. LAHSA CEO Dr. Va Lecia Adams Kellum highlighted the significance of the Augmented Winter Shelter Program, emphasizing its role in providing a safe and dry haven during storms. The collaboration with the City and County underscores a collective effort to address the challenges faced by the homeless community.

The Augmented Winter Shelter Program introduced the innovative model of using motel vouchers during the 2022-23 winter season. The success of this approach is evident in the significant increase in utilization, with 5,402 individuals benefiting from the program, marking a remarkable 652% surge compared to the previous season.

The ongoing Winter Shelter Program for the 2023-24 season commenced on November 1, 2023, and is scheduled to conclude on March 31, 2024. Those experiencing unsheltered homelessness during the winter season are encouraged to contact 2-1-1 LA County (dial 2-1-1) or 1-800-548-6047 to access information about available interim housing resources.

in NEWS
Related Posts

(Video) School of Rock Offering Summer Camps for Future Rockstars

July 22, 2024

July 22, 2024

Various Camps Are Offered for Beginners and Experienced Musicians Alike @yovenicenews Camps are offered for musicians of various skill levels...

Queen Priyanka Announces Debut Album ‘Devastatia’ and North American Tour

July 21, 2024

July 21, 2024

An Interview with the Drag Icon and Multi-Disciplinary Performer Drag icon and multi-disciplinary performer Queen Priyanka has announced the release...

Suspect Killed by Los Angeles County Sheriffs in Shooting in West Hollywood

July 21, 2024

July 21, 2024

Incident on N. Gardner St. Under Investigation by Sheriff’s Homicide Detectives Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Homicide detectives are investigating a...

Ryan Garcia Charged with Allegedly Vandalizing the Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills

July 21, 2024

July 21, 2024

DA Gascón Announces Charges for the Incident on June 8 Boxer Ryan Garcia has been charged with allegedly vandalizing the...

President Biden and Local Politicians Endorse Brentwood Resident VP Kamala Harris for President

July 21, 2024

July 21, 2024

Vice President Kamala Harris Gains Support as Democratic Nominee In a surprise announcement on Sunday afternoon, President Joe Biden announced,...

Dive into Artistic Swimming Classes at West Hollywood Aquatic Center

July 19, 2024

July 19, 2024

Learn Basic Techniques and Fun Routines, No Experience Required Dive into the basics of artistic swimming and master a fun...

Cinespia Announces Additional Special Screenings at Hollywood Forever Cemetery

July 19, 2024

July 19, 2024

Featuring Tributes to Paul Reubens and Shelly Duvall and Annual Screenings Cinespia, the popular cinematic experience presented by Amazon MGM...

Felony Battery Suspect Arrested in South Brentwood Sexual Assault on July 16

July 18, 2024

July 18, 2024

26-Year-Old Taken Into Custody After Assault on Gretna Green Way Detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department’s West Los Angeles...

West Hollywood Opens Nomination Period for City Council Candidates

July 18, 2024

July 18, 2024

Potential Candidates Must File Nomination Papers by August 9  The nomination period for City Council candidates in West Hollywood begins...

(Video) Only One More Saturday Pop Up of Pa’s Biscuitisserie at Cardinale du Vin Left!

July 18, 2024

July 18, 2024

From 9 am to 2 pm, the best biscuits: their tribute to Red Lobster’s Cheddar Bay biscuits and the best...

(Video) Cold Brew Lou Celebrates Three Years at the Motor Avenue Farmers Market With New Coffee Drinks

July 17, 2024

July 17, 2024

Stay cool with Cold Brew Lou’s new creations, orange you curious? Check them out. @culvercitywlanews Cold Brew Lou Celebrates Three...

Danny Boy’s Famous Original’s New Location Now Open in Westwood Village

July 17, 2024

July 17, 2024

Acclaimed Chef Daniel Holzman Brings New York-Style Pizza to Westwood Daniel Holzman, celebrated chef and industry veteran, will open the...

Discover West Hollywood’s Culinary Gems During Dine LA’s Summer Event

July 17, 2024

July 17, 2024

Exclusive Prix Fixe Menus at Top Weho Restaurants From July 12-26 The City of West Hollywood is showcasing its diverse...

New Restaurant Alert: All Roads Pinseria + Enoteca to Open in Brentwood on July 26

July 17, 2024

July 17, 2024

Roman-Style Eatery Boasts Unique Pinsa and Italian Specialties, Italian Wines Exciting news for the Westside: All Roads Pinseria + Enoteca,...

West Hollywood to Host Community Meeting for WeHo 40 Strategic Plan

July 17, 2024

July 17, 2024

Event Invites Community Feedback, Has Performances and Exhibits The City of West Hollywood will hold a community meeting on Saturday,...