Skid Row

Thumbnail adopt a family  Adopt-A-Family seeks volunteers to bring Christmas to Skid Row

On Dec. 17, the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels Adopt-A-Family Christmas Program will knock on the doors of at least 500 families living in the...

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Thumbnail la homeless count george thomas COUNTED: ‘Heartbreaking’ homeless numbers on Skid Row

We left the Los Angeles Mission’s 156,000-square-foot building at 303 East Fifth Street a little past 9 o’clock on Thursday evening, Jan. 28. Both...

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Thumbnail pamela wells ‘I couldn’t fall asleep’

During one bad stretch when she was homeless for almost 5 1/2  years, Pamela Walls, 57, remembers how she didn’t take a shower for eight days. “I...

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Thumbnail homeless child los angeles Kids with no home: Will today’s homeless children in Los Angeles be the next generation of homeless adults?

Children and youths who are homeless face considerable challenges today, and, according to many studies, also later in life. Because of their...

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Thumbnail homeless women la L.A.’s ignored homeless

One of the most troubling stats that somehow got buried in the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority’s report on SoCal’s homeless in January has...

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Thumbnail foot washing the crux Mary Ann O’Connor, foot washer

Mary Ann O’Connor, 69, is a cradle Catholic and the oldest of seven children. She was born in Santa Monica, grew up in the San Fernando Valley...

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Thumbnail skid row Measure H ‘crucial’ to fund services

Back in November, City of Los Angeles voters overwhelmingly (by 76 percent) approved Proposition HHH. It authorized $1.2 billion in bonds to build...

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Thumbnail homeless los angeles No way home: Transitional housing cuts leave shelters scrambling

The gray metal Toyota van stops at a cracked sidewalk bordering Echo Park. The two women religious in dark blue habits from the Good Shepherd...

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Thumbnail 20151015cnsbr0988 1 Old Mission Santa Inés Society of St. Vincent de Paul serve homeless on Skid Row

On June 3, volunteers from Solvang traveled to Skid Row in downtown Los Angeles to serve lunch to 70 homeless men and women at the society’s...

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Thumbnail adopt a family la 2016 Special delivery: 26th annual ‘Adopt-A-Family’ brings joy and toys to children of DTLA

It is virtually unheard of for a Los Angeles parking garage to be filled to the brim with cars all attempting to exit at once amidst stalled,...

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Thumbnail la homeless count 2016a St. Vincent de Paul of Los Angeles awarded more than $18,000 to combat homelessness

St. Vincent de Paul of Los Angeles has received more than $18,000 in order to move the homeless of Skid Row off the streets and into...

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Thumbnail motherteresa The influence of Mother Teresa reaches the homeless on Skid Row

On the eve of the canonization of Blessed Mother Teresa of Kolkata, many residents of Los Angeles are remembering how the Albanian nun’s special...

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