Tag: Homelessness

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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Housing solutions are on a fast track, says leader at PATH

Housing solutions are on a fast track, says leader at PATH

| September 2, 2021 | 0 Comments

Housing-forward, person-centered solutions to homelessness have been Tessa Madden Storms’s work for the past decade. Madden Storms, who lives in Windsor Village, is the senior director of philanthropy at PATH (People Assisting The Homeless) and the regional director of PATH Santa Barbara. “Certainly, the geographical change of pace of going on up to Santa Barbara […]

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Neighborhood regular sparks chats and compassion

Neighborhood regular sparks chats and compassion

| January 28, 2021 | 0 Comments

Frank Sinatra liked Italian food and regularly downed three shots of bourbon while waiting for his table at Chasen’s. Hitchcock preferred champagne, fruit and French cuisine. Mick Jagger showed up at restaurants after a gig at the Roxy in a chauffeur-driven Rolls Royce. So recalls Giorgio, the 56-year-old Larchmont Boulevard regular from behind his possession-piled […]

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Tammy Rosato is passionate about her mission: end homelessness

Tammy Rosato is passionate about her mission: end homelessness

| August 1, 2019 | 3 Comments

If you are involved in our local community at all, then there’s a very good chance you already know Tammy Rosato. She’s the La Brea Hancock Homeowner’s Association president and neighborhood watch co-chair, a board member for the Greater Wilshire Neighborhood Council (GWNC) and homelessness liaison for La Brea Hancock. She also is a member […]

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Local photographer turned community advocate on homelessness

Local photographer turned community advocate on homelessness

| August 1, 2019 | 0 Comments

Allison Schallert is a woman on a mission to curb homelessness in Los Angeles. The citizen activist was born and raised in Illinois, studied at DePaul University in Chicago, and spent time in Toronto and New York City before relocating to Los Angeles in 1991. “What brought you to Los Angeles?” I ask. “No reason,” […]

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Stories hold the key for homeless advocate Marilyn Wells

Stories hold the key for homeless advocate Marilyn Wells

| August 1, 2019 | 0 Comments

Stories can speak volumes. Just ask Marilyn Wells, an advocate for the homeless with impressive academic credentials. Wells was so moved by one woman’s talk that she started a formidable speaker series. “I was listening to her,” Wells explained last month, “and I thought this woman is the key. People need to see somebody who […]

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