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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 6, 1995 | SCOTT COLLINS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
To Los Angeles City Councilwoman Jackie Goldberg, a new facility serving homeless adults is just what Hollywood needs. To many of her constituents, Hollywood needs almost anything but. Goldberg has thrown her support behind a proposed center in central Hollywood that would offer counseling, job training and housing referrals to homeless adults.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 7, 1995 | SCOTT COLLINS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
To Los Angeles City Councilwoman Jackie Goldberg, a new facility serving homeless adults is just what Hollywood needs. To many of her constituents, Hollywood needs almost anything but. Goldberg has thrown her support behind a proposed center in central Hollywood that would offer counseling, job training and housing referrals to homeless adults. While the area has a number of organizations catering to street youth, there are few facilities serving adults, who make up an estimated 60% to 70% of the 9,500 homeless in Hollywood.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 10, 1994
Who are the homeless? Well, it can be pretty easy, these days, to be fed up with the subject. Perhaps it also seems as though the problem cannot be escaped. Not only do you have to endure that long commute home, there's someone at the freeway entrance, begging for money. Perhaps you barely notice their faces. Perhaps you resent the intrusion. Perhaps you just don't need someone else making you feel guilty.
NEWS
November 1, 1990
Step Up On Second, the River Community and the RAND Corp. will conduct a three-year study of homeless adults in Los Angeles County who have both a serious mental illness and a history of alcohol and/or drug abuse. The $3.6-million study, funded with a grant by the Department of Health and Human Services, will compare the effectiveness of residential and non-residential treatment for these homeless adults.
NATIONAL
December 11, 2013 | By Matt Pearce
Although the jobless rate is at its lowest level in five years and the stock market has surpassed its pre-recession high, the economic gains have not reached many poor urban residents, and 2014 could be even worse, a new survey said Wednesday. Homelessness and hunger have increased and are expected to keep rising in many cities next year, according to the latest U.S. Conference of Mayors survey of 25 large and midsized metro areas. Last year's national poverty rate of 15% is still near the Great Recession's high of 15.1%, according to U.S. Census figures.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 16, 1988
A $202,500 county contract will enable Harbor View House to continue a 14-day crisis intervention program for mentally ill homeless adults. The program offers supervision and education in daily living skills, personal hygiene and planned and directed recreational activities. In addition, professional counseling and medication adjustments are available through referrals or the agency's consulting psychiatrist.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 6, 2004 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The state has awarded $1.15 million to pay for 15 apartments in Norwalk for homeless adults with mental illness, officials said Friday. The money from California's Department of Housing and Community Development is part of more than $12.2 million given statewide to fund construction or rehabilitation of 196 apartments that will house at least 250 people who are disabled and homeless, or at risk of becoming homeless.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 23, 1997
Ocean Park Community Center has posted a holiday wish list for its five programs, which include services for homeless adults, battered women and their children, and the mentally ill. Among items on the list are clothes, music cassettes, new unwrapped toys, diapers, watches, videos (nonviolent, exercise or educational), backpacks, grocery store certificates and canned food.
SCIENCE
June 12, 2012 | By Thomas H. Maugh II
More than a quarter of L.A.'s homeless adults are infected with the hepatitis C virus, and nearly half of them don't know it, UCLA researchers reported this week. Almost none of them have been treated for the infection, suggesting that the public health system could face a major financial burden as their infections progress to cirrhosis of the liver and end-stage liver disease. The hepatitis C virus, known as HCV, represents a potentially lethal infection. It is transmitted through the blood, primarily by needles used for injecting drugs.
NEWS
December 25, 1986
Portals House Inc. plans to provide a new semi-supervised residential and outreach program for chronically mentally ill homeless adults with a $218,024 contract approved recently by the county Board of Supervisors. The agency will lease 14 two-bedroom apartments in the Santa Monica area that will be rented to participants for about $550 a month, according to Supervisor Deane Dana. The agency staff will provide supervision as needed, officials said.
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