LA Times Homeless Article Acknowledges One of SPA 6 's Own Providers

Rev. Richard Reed

The February 12 Los Angeles Times ran a long article on measures before the City Council to rapidly secure housing for the homeless. A major part of their report focused on a measure to make it easier to convert motels into shared rooms or small apartments. The case they featured as a successful example was a motel on Figueroa in South Los Angeles, in Service Planning Area 6 (SPA6), leased to the First To Serve homeless service agency:

“The onetime motel on Figueroa Street houses dozens of formerly homeless women and children, who sleep in simple rooms furnished with dressers and televisions and eat dinners of chicken enchiladas and chili downstairs.

“The program, which includes case managers and other staff on site, is funded by the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health, said the Rev. Richard Reed, the executive director of First to Serve. Women stay for a few weeks or a few years, paying nothing for their rooms.”

First To Serve is an active participant in the SPA6 Homeless Coalition. It head, Rev. Richard Reed, is a member of the SPA6 Homeless Coalition Steering Committee.

To read the complete article, see http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-homeless-housing-motel-20180212-story.html

Meetings


St. Joseph Center/First To Serve, Broadway Manchester Access Center, 8525 S. Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90003

The SPA6 Homeless Coalition meets usually on the second Friday of every month. Our regular meetings are held from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm.  

Due to the coronavirus we are not holding meetings in person, but are holding them by remote video (Zoom). Our next meeting will be on Friday, April 9, 2021. It will be held by Zoom from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm. Login is posted below. Note that we will use the same login for this and the following 4 monthly meetings, at 10:00 am on the second Friday of each month unless we post a notice of a change of time.

Good Afternoon!
 
We are looking forward to seeing everyone this Friday (April 9th) for our SPA 6 Homeless Coalition Meeting from 10 am to noon.  Please see the zoom link below!
 
We will get updates on all of the on-going policy, program and community happenings as well as presentations on:
 
- Back Home Initiative ADU Project and video tour;
- USC PCHOOSE PSH Phone Survey Project;
 
See you there,
 
The SPA 6 Homeless Coalition Steering Committee

 

Join us through the Zoom login below for the SPA 6 Homeless Coalition Friday, April 9, 2021, monthly meeting, 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Topic: SPA 6 Homeless Coalition Monthly Meeting
Time: Friday, April 9, 2021 10:00 AM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
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        May 14, 2021 10:00 AM
        Jun 11, 2021 10:00 AM
        Jul 9, 2021 10:00 AM
        Aug 13, 2021 10:00 AM
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Phoenix Hall, 10950 S. Central Avenue,  Los Angeles, CA 90059. It is at the back of the parking lot.