Tag: Giorgio

Navigating the transition:  homeless to housed

Navigating the transition: homeless to housed

| December 1, 2022 | 0 Comments

Last in a series “What do you really want?” I asked Franco Iervolino, formerly known as Giorgio when he and his possession-packed shopping cart were seen daily on Larchmont Boulevard, waiting for a gift of coffee or a sandwich. We were sitting in his shared bedroom at the senior care facility where he now lives, […]

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Pio trades his shopping cart for a walker as he moves indoors

Pio trades his shopping cart for a walker as he moves indoors

| July 28, 2022 | 0 Comments

“It’s paradise here,” states Pio Franco Iervolino, formerly known by his street name, Giorgio, to describe his new home in a senior care facility. Having visited him there several times, I wouldn’t describe it as such, but after 11 weeks elsewhere, including five days in a mental health hospital, the senior facility is an improvement. […]

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Chronicle wins state, local awards

Chronicle wins state, local awards

| June 30, 2022 | 0 Comments

Larchmont Chronicle staff writer Helene Seifer and this newspaper have won state and local awards for the first (2021) portion of her series that began in Feb. 2021 with “Neighborhood regular sparks chats and compassion (‘Giorgio’).” The series came in second place in the public service journalism category for print in the 2021 California News […]

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Unexpected phone call  reveals much about Giorgio

Unexpected phone call reveals much about Giorgio

| June 30, 2022 | 0 Comments

My cell phone rang. “Hello, Helene? It’s Franco Giorgio!” I was amazed and delighted that Giorgio decided to get in touch. After two months in Los Angeles County care, I think he needed to feel a connection with someone from his Larchmont Boulevard days, even if his name had changed. When asked about the different […]

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It took a village, but Giorgio is finally getting some help

It took a village, but Giorgio is finally getting some help

| June 2, 2022 | 0 Comments

Driving down Larchmont Boulevard, I can’t help but glance in the direction of the newsstand and Peet’s Coffee, places where unhoused Larchmont regular Giorgio used to stand with his shopping cart, waiting for gifts of money, food and Advil. However, as the Larchmont Chronicle reported in the May 2022 issue, the Los Angeles County Department […]

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Giorgio, Village regular, still in need of help

Giorgio, Village regular, still in need of help

| March 3, 2022 | 0 Comments

“I read your article on Giorgio [the Larchmont Chronicle published articles on Giorgio in February and September 2021] and wondered if you could help me.” So began the email I received in mid-January from a concerned Larchmont resident who wishes to remain anonymous. “He has been sleeping in my driveway every night and we cannot […]

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