Category Archives: PPTFH 2021

November-December 2021 Newsletter

Justin thrilled with hygiene kit

Volunteers Making a Difference BYLINE: Kim Clary, Chair, Volunteer Committee and Rikki Smoot, Member, Volunteer, and Fundraising Committees PPTFH has been very fortunate to have so many new volunteers join our group. This large increase in our volunteer base is so timely given the greater number of unhoused persons coming into the area. We are […]

September-October 2021 Newsletter

LA's Homelessness Crisis 2021

State of Emergency Powers and Los Angeles’ Homelessness In 2015 Mayor Garcetti and Los Angeles City Council members introduced a motion to declare a state of emergency on homelessness but no action was taken on the motion. After 2015 the City went on to declare a shelter crisis emergency under the state code. While some […]

July-August 2021 Newsletter

WLA LAPD Offroad Team

Local Agencies Partner with PPTFH on Hillside Fire Prevention Task force BYLINE:Sharon Kilbride, Chair, First Responder Committee On June 1, 2021, a taskforce operation led by WLA LAPD commanding officer Jonathan Tom was prompted by recent fires. Captain Tom enlisted the help of PPTFH First Responder volunteers (Bruce Schwartz, Helga Jessen, Dede Vlietstra, Sharon Kilbride), […]

May-June 2021 Newsletter

Chase Hill, Kathy Cavaiola and Gerhard Pichel donations for homeless PPTFH

Generous Donations to Engage Homeless Individuals BYLINE: Kim Clary, Chair, Volunteer Committee Several months ago, Chase Hill, a Palisades High School student, his mother Kathy Cavaiola and Gerhard Pichel, a Lutheran parishioner, were featured in a PPTFH Newsletter for their generous donation of hygiene kits, masks, gently-used clothing and blankets. With help from the local […]

March-April 2021 Newsletter

Motorhome Parked in Santa Monica Canyon

First Responder Committee Update: 2020 Data and Car Dwelling during COVID BYLINE: Sharon Kilbride, Communications Committee PPTFH First Responder volunteers had a busy year in 2020. Our team engaged 672 new individuals coming through the Palisades. Volunteers assisted by LAPD and Beaches and Harbors cleaned up remnants of 280 abandoned homeless campsites, all of which […]

January-February 2021 Newsletter

PPTFH Masked Santa

A Christmas Miracle BYLINE: Sharon Kilbride, Communications Committee On December 25, 2020, we were surprised by a double-masked Santa in my front yard with a bag of gifts for the children at my house. It turns out that this Santa was one of our success stories. Scott Davis, formerly homeless in Pacific Palisades for over […]