Hollywood Homeless Youth Connect Day – May 11, 2016
The Hollywood Homeless Youth Partnership collaborated with the Office of the Los Angeles City Attorney, Youth Policy Institute, and other community partners to organize Hollywood Homeless Youth Connect Day, a homeless court citation clinic and resource fair.
Unlike past homeless court clinics, this event was focused specifically on youth experiencing homelessness. We welcomed over 200 attendees at the event, which was held at Covenant House California. Other HHYP agencies participated as service providers as well – Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, Los Angeles LGBT Center, and Step Up on Second.
Youth and other attendees were able to connect with volunteer attorneys to gather information on outstanding citations and connect with service providers who they could work with to do community service hours to reduce or eliminate fines they are unable to pay. Attendees were also able to get information on housing resources, such as the HHYP’s Youth Coordinated Entry System Pilot, and Department of Mental Health housing opportunities.
Other cost-free services included haircuts, a clothing closet, employment & education information, lunch, and a collective art space.
Collective art project painted by various participants. The artwork will soon hang in City Hall.
See more event coverage through the following media outlets:
ABC: Homeless Youth Given Shot at Improving Their Lives
KPCC: Clinic Aims to Help Homeless Youth Get Back on Their Feet