Mayor Eric Garcetti
This Conference to End Youth Homelessness May Have Been the Biggest Ever
No issue dominates big city politics right now like homelessness. Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and New York Mayor Bill de Blasio have come in for the harshest criticism of their tenures over proliferating tent villages and visible human suffering on their sidewalks.
#HackFosterCareLA Brings Tech Lens to Country’s Largest Foster Care System
This weekend, over 200 people gathered at Fullscreen Media in Playa Vista for #HackFosterCareLA – Los Angeles’ iteration of the hackathon events that have been taking place across the country since last May at the White House.
Housing First Approach May Best Serve Mentally Ill Homeless Population
In December, a new study from the University of Chicago that found that, in New York County, no matter the amount of counseling treatment given to homeless mothers transitioning into affordable housing, mental illness and distress only receded after significant time in permanent housing.
Social Worker, and Part-Time Hacker, Builds Apps for Child Welfare
Social worker Ruby Guillen’s shift at the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS), the largest child welfare agency in the U.S., starts at 4 p.m. and ends at 2:30 a.m.—except when serious incidents occur and keep her on the job even longer.