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‘You know about the coronavirus?’ Homeless outreach workers have a new reason to worry

Katrina Johnson, left, Ralph Gomez and Kenya Smith leave a bag of food for Davis Soto, taking care to stay at least six feet away from him. The COVID-19 pandemic has led to a list of new precautions that outreach workers must follow.(Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times)

Bridge housing for the homeless opens in South Los Angeles

Los Angeles City Councilmember Marqueece Harris-Dawson (District 8) addresses a crowd along with Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti (left). The ceremony was to open A Bridge Home on St. Andrews Place in South Los Angeles. This site will provide housing for 100 homeless people. Photos by Jason Lewis

LA County to expand street teams to help homeless people

Berlin Contreras, right, staff of Homeless Outreach Program Integrated Care System (HOPICS), visits Berta Rojas, left, along S Grand Avenue and W 54th Street in Los Angeles on Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2017. (Photo by Ed Crisostomo, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)

Homeless Outreach Teams Fan Out Across Los Angeles County

Measure H, a voter-approved quarter-cent sales tax, will enable the County to create more street engagement teams as well as fund other efforts to help the homeless population, currently estimated at 58,000. (AP file photo)

SAPC Harm Reduction

The Division of Substance Abuse Prevention and Control’s (SAPC) Harm Reduction Unit is focused on expanding access to harm reduction and overdose prevention services provided by Los Angeles County’s Department of Public Health’s contracted Engagement and Overdose Prevention (EOP) Hubs, also known as syringe service providers, to reduce the number of deaths related to opioid overdoses in LA County.

SSG Newsletter

Veronica is pictured above being sworn in on 5/10/22 by LA County Supervisor Holly Mitchell. Veronica’s knowledge and leadership particularly in SPA 6 will be a valuable asset for the Council’s mission to develop policies and identify resources, benefi ts, and services to prevent and work toward ending homelessness in California.

L.A. Times

L.A. County wants to curb riskier fentanyl use. Yvonne Espinosa, 56, receives a bag of supplies from outreach worker Paulina Rubio, right. (Allen J. Schaben/Los Angeles Times)

Azusa Pacific University School Project

Homeless Outreach Program Integrated Care System is featured in an Azusa Pacific University School Project Video.

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