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LA City Councilmember Mitch O’Farrell gives tour of housing options ahead of Echo Park Lake reopening

Tim
26 May, 2021

  LOS ANGELES - Long before Echo Park Lake’s homeless encampment became a public safety issue, Los Angeles City Councilmember Mitch O’Farrell was identifying and creating potential housing solutions for Council District 13. "Homelessness is the issue of the day. We didn’t get this way overnight, and we’re not going to solve...

ORANGE COUNTY AND VOLUNTEERS OF AMERICA LOS ANGELES HAVE LAUNCHED THE EMERGENCY RENTAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

Tim
16 February, 2021

Volunteers of America Los Angeles will distribute millions to vulnerable renters during COVID-19 pandemic Orange County, CA, February 15, 2021– The County of Orange launched its Emergency Rental Assistance (ERA) program on February 1, 2021 and will accept applications during the month of February from eligible renter households with unpaid rent...

Finding a Better Future: From Runaway to VOALA

voala
6 January, 2018

Sahar tells her powerful story of going from being a runaway to finding Volunteers of America Los Angeles. "I was running away from the abuse," Sahar says. "In my household, I was one of the two females living there. I was never a human being; I was property. I felt a lot of anger, and it came from the cries that they never cared to...

GOING GREEN ON SKID ROW

voala
22 April, 2016

According to GreenNonProfits.org, “as people and corporations around the world become more ‘green’ they in turn expect the non-profits they support to also take proactive steps to protect the environment. The benefits are twofold: the global environment improves as a result of the nonprofit sector taking action; and nonprofits become part of...

INNOVATION: Blue Butterfly Village

VOALA
21 April, 2016

BLUE BUTTERFLY VILLAGE Blue Butterfly Village is VOALA's innovative 73-unit 2BR townhouse community located in the San Pedro area of Los Angeles County. All 73 units are subsidized for homeless families. Veteran families receive a preference for 61 of the units. 12 units are reserved for families eligible under the MHSA program. We house many...

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