Did you miss Councilmember Bob Blumenfield’s Telephone Town Hall on Homelessness on July 22?
From the Councilmember, shared during the call:
Currently the City and the County have been in negotiations with US Judge David O. Carter on a plan to create emergency shelter for over 6,000 homeless people living in especially dangerous corridors such as under, and near, freeway underpasses. This includes some of the largest encampments in CD 3 like the Winnetka/101 underpass. Final discussions are happening over the next few weeks so there will be a more concrete plan soon. Please read my recent Daily News editorial on the plan and how I think this could drastically help the West Valley.
Our Bridge Housing site in Canoga Park is finally under construction and is poised to open by the end of the year.
The program I started with Providence Hospitals and Tarzana Treatment Center to add more, and streamline mental health and drug addiction services for homeless people continues to help those who need it most. It has been expanded to other hospitals in the region and we are continuing to explore ways to keep it growing.
Also, as Ken Craft said on the call, there are many ways to safely volunteer and help Hope of Valley serve local homeless people. Please call them directly at 818.392.0020 or go to www.hopeofthevalley.org to learn more.
You can watch it at your leisure here: