SUNLAND-TUJUNGA – About 50 homeless individuals received services on Nov. 1 during Councilmember Krekorian’s Homeless Connect Day and seven individuals were able to get off the streets when they accepted housing from the Los Angeles Family Housing Agency.
The event brought together 20 social service agencies, government offices and non-profits to match the community’s homeless with vital information and resources. In addition, 120 hot meals provided by Hope of the Valley and more than 70 health and hygiene kits were distributed during the event, which took place in North Valley City Hall on Foothill Boulevard.
“My office has taken a number of steps to address the difficult issue of homelessness in the Sunland-Tujunga community,” Councilmember Paul Krekorian said. “The long-term solution to this problem is not just more law enforcement, nor is it just offering handouts. The long-term solution is to ensure that homeless people in our area have access to the kinds of services that will help break the cycle of homelessness and allow them to regain permanent housing and functional lives. Our Homeless Connect Day was a big forward step in step in that direction.
The office of Supervisor Michael Antonovich also lent a tremendous helping hand as did Senior Lead Officers Larry Martinez and Rich Wall.