Tag Archives: PPTFH 2017

November 2017 Newsletter

PPTFH CLEANup Club Group Shot 2017

The CLEANup Club: Lessons from Temescal Canyon BYLINE: Nina Kidd, PPTFH Communications Committee PPTFH’s third CLEANup Day, October 14, was the most productive yet, with debris from 20 abandoned encampments cleared from lower Temescal Canyon. Last May, when our enforcement team, partnering with our outreach workers and LAPD, moved the last long-term homeless people from […]

PPTFH Panhandling Guidelines Published

PPTFH Panhandling Guidelines Published

On April 3, 2017, the Pacific Palisades Task Force on Homelessness (PPTFH) convened a community meeting to discuss the subject of “panhandling” in Pacific Palisades. Meeting participants discussed the pros and cons of giving to people who solicit money on the street and came to conclusions about the practice. Based upon this community input, PPTFH […]

July 2017 Newsletter

PPTFH Moving In After Being On Streets

Moving in After Being on the Streets Imagine yourself having to live on the streets for almost five years. By then you might even have given up hope. And then imagine having outreach workers like our Glanda and Maureen offer you help to become sober and find permanent supportive housing. But the housing doesn’t include […]

May 2017 Newsletter

PPTFH Helping Our Local Homeless With Jobs

Helping Our Local Homeless People with Jobs BYLINE: Barbara Marinacci, PPTFH Communications Committee Not all homeless people are panhandlers seeking cash that quickly goes for liquor or drugs. Some want paying work and hold up signs saying so. Others—famished, exhausted, discouraged—don’t carry them. A certain look in someone’s eyes or face may spark a passerby’s […]

March 2017 Newsletter

PPTFH Homeless Count 2017

Homeless Count 2017 Toward the end of January, the Palisades conducted a third annual Count to estimate how many homeless people currently were living on its streets, in parklands and other open areas, or else sleeping in vehicles. This effort is the basis on which the federal government (HUD) will provide funding for housing the […]

January 2017 Newsletter

PPTFH Outreach Success Story

Outreach Success Story: A Thanksgiving to Celebrate Last Thanksgiving, Yaya—who’s 23 years old—for the first time in her life had a traditional turkey dinner with all the trimmings. She’s settled down now in a warm place: a Sober Living home that shelters women whose hellish earlier lives turned them into addicts. By then she’ll have […]