Hollywood Homeless Youth Partnership


September 2013 – LACEYH Meeting

Members of the Los Angeles Coalition hear from Angela Rosales

August 2013 – Los Angeles County Homeless Research Symposium

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May 2013 – Los Angeles Coalition to End Youth Homelessness

Los Angeles Coalition to End Youth Homelessness Introduction Meeting

On May 8, 2013 the first meeting of the Los Angeles Coalition to End Youth Homelessness was held at Los Angeles City Hall.  The meeting was organized by Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, Child Welfare Institute, Corporation for Supportive Housing, Covenant House California, First Place for Youth, HHYP, LA Gay & Lesbian Center, Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority, and My Friend’s Place.



May 2013 – Meeting Announcement

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April 2013 – Research Symposium

The Hollywood Homeless Youth Partnership hosted a Research Symposium on April 9, 2013 at the Saban Research Auditorium, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles.  Close to 100 people attended which included a cross section of service providers, community partners, funders, and system representatives.

Presenters included:

Dr. Eric Rice, Ph.D., USC School of Social Work  “Scope of Youth Homelessness in Los Angeles

Dr. Norweeta G. Milburn, Ph.D., Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences UCLA Nathanson Family Resilience Center  “Rebuilding family relationships in the lives of homeless youth

Dr. Joan S. Tucker, Ph.D., Senior Behavioral Scientist RAND Corporation “Developing effective risk reduction programs for homeless youth

Research Symposium presenters answering questions (left to right) Norweeta Milburn, Eric Rice, and Joan Tucker



February 2013 – Policy Briefing

On February, 5 2013, the Hollywood Homeless Youth Partnership held a policy briefing and brought together service providers, funders, political/system representatives, and community partners for the release of their two new policy briefs, Towards a National Housing Strategy and Measuring Success in Housing Programs for Homeless Youth: The Need for Youth Specific Measures.”

Hollywood Homeless Youth Partnership 2013 Policy Briefing

HHYP Co-Chairs, Arlene Schneir and Heather Carmichael with Philanthropist and Producer, Diana Buckhantz.





HHYP is featured in the Hollywood Entertainment Business Improvement District Newsletter for youth job program.


April 2012

Arlene Schneir (LA Children’s Hospital), Rachel Romanski (Hollywood Arts), and Meera Manek (HHYP) attended the California Coalition for Youth Conference, April 15-17.  The conference programming focused on legislative trainings, youth advocacy and leadership workshops, and panel discussions related to the continuum of care.

Advocating on behalf of the HHYP and youth, Meera Manek lead legislative office visits with Assemblymembers Mike Gatto, Mike Feuer, and Steven Bradford as well as Senators Carol Liu and Kevin De Leon to promote AB 2547, a bill that would create the state Office of the Homeless Youth Advocate.

Meera Manek, Consultant, Director of Advocacy & Policy, conducting legislative visits on behalf of HHYP at the CA State Capitol

February 2012

National and Statewide agencies visit the HHYP. visible from Left to Right – Jennifer Ho (US Interagency Council on Homelessness), Ginny Puddefoot, (California Research Bureau), Simon Costello (LA Gay and Lesbian Center), Jason Kravitz (US Interagency Council on Homelessness), Andre Wade (National Alliance to End Homelessness), and Heather Dearing (California Coalition for Youth).

February 8, 2012 Pre-National Alliance to End Homelessness Conference Convening on Homeless Youth– from L to R- Sylvia La Malfa (Covenant House California), Arlene Schneir (Children’s Hospital Los Angeles), Sarah Dusseault (Los Angeles City Councilman Eric Garcetti’s Office), and George Lozano (Covenant House California)

January 2012

This year HHYP participated in the California Coalition for Youth’s Board & Executive Lobby Day on Monday, January 23rd. The purpose of the trip was to educate legislators and other policymakers about California’s transition-age youth population and the challenges they face in today’s socioeconomic environment. Heather Carmichael, Sylvia La Malfa, and Arlene Schneir met directly with Assemblyman Michael Feuer and Senator Curren Price, Jr, and met with aides from Assemblyman Steven Bradford’s office, Assemblyman Gilbert Cedillo’s office, and Senator Kevin DeLeon’s office. The HHYP delegation took this opportunity to educate these leaders about the HHYP and homeless youth in Hollywood and to distribute copies of the “No Way Home”report. We also invited our representatives to come visit our agencies when they are in their districts.

Sylvia La Malfa, Arlene Schneir, and Heather Carmichael