LA CAN is competing in the LA 2050 GOOD Maker Challenge with a chance to get $100,000 for the Justice & Wellness Center! Starting tomorrow, October 20, please take a few minutes to vote online for our proposal: The Skid Row Justice and Wellness Center and Pop-Up Produce Market!
If you have not done so already, watch our capital campaign video and learn more about the Justce & Wellness Center. Located in the Skid Row community, but serving low-income communities of color across Downtown and South LA, the LA CAN Justice and Wellness Center will focus on making Los Angeles a healthy place to live through expanded services for housing stability and homelessness prevention and increased access to healthy food through a seed-to-market community garden, produce market and micro-enterprise center.
You can help make this possible by contributing to our capital campaign and taking 5 minutes to vote for us today!
Over 120 Orgs and Leaders Respond to Homeless “State of Emergency” – Join Us at 10/27 Town Hall
Last week, we shared an open letter to Mayor Garcetti and the LA City Council regarding the recent homeless “state of emergency” declaration. Over 120 organizations and civic leaders – representative of the social, professional, racial, and religious diversity of Los Angeles – signed on to the letter, which calls for an end to the criminalization of homeless residents in favor of identifying long-term, sustained resources that primarily goes to new permanent supportive housing units (see the full letter HERE for the full list of demands).
We will be convening all the letter endorsing organizations and individuals on Tuesday, October 27 from 6pm to 8pm at Bethel AME Church (7900 S. Western Ave. 90047) to strategize and create a plan on how we can move City Council to action on our 3 immediate recommendations in the letter. Email Eric (email@example.com) to RSVP.