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California Law Makes it Impossible to Address Homelessness Effectively

California Law Makes it Impossible to Address Homelessness Effectively

August 23, 2016

Taken from the Los Angeles Times¬†   This letter to the editor is in response to this editorial article.   To the editor:¬†The state of California has been notoriously weak in homeless policy. Establishing a state of emergency and convening leadership would be a critical first step in reversing a decades-long trend of neglect that … Read More

Remembering Mollie Lowery

Remembering Mollie Lowery

August 2, 2016

Some of you may have known Mollie, who was most recently at Housing Works, but who had also been a founder of Lamp Community.   She died last week. Steve Lopez wrote a tribute to her in the LA Times: http://www.latimes.com/local/california/la-me-ln-lopez-lowery-20160725-snap-story.html   I knew Mollie for many years, meeting her first in 1987 or 1988, … Read More

Rest in peace, Stephen

Rest in peace, Stephen

May 2, 2016

On Easter Sunday last month, Ascencia client Stephen Gish passed away, surrounded by family. Unlike many of our homeless neighbors who die alone on the streets, when it was finally time for Stephen, he had loved ones by his side. Stephen struggled throughout his life with mental illness and addiction. After years of homelessness, Stephen … Read More

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