Hollywood Homeless Youth Partnership

November 2013 – Runaway and Homeless Youth Month

Los Angeles – On behalf of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors and Los Angeles City Council, Zev Yarsalvoksy and Mitch O’Farrell respectively led presentations to proclaim November 2013 as Runaway & Homeless Youth Month in the County and City of Los Angeles. The Hollywood Homeless Youth Partnership stood with the following community leaders dedicated to addressing and resolving this complex social issue of reducing and ending youth homelessness: Children’s Hospital Los Angeles; Corporation for Supportive Housing; Connect2ProctectLA; Covenant House; Jovenes Inc.; LA Gay & Lesbian Center; Los Angeles Youth Network; My Friend’s Place; Safe Place for Youth; Step Up on Second; and The Village Family Services.

Runaway & Homeless Youth Month is recognized nationally, in the state of California, and now, officially, in the city and county of Los Angeles.

For more information on RHYM, please visit California Coalition for Youth.


L to R: Arlene Schneir (CHLA), Emily James (SUOS) Angela Rosales (CSH), Mark Supper (LAYN), Brian Coughlin (LAYN), Heather Carmicheal (MFP), Curt Shepard (LAGLC), Zev Yaroslavsky (Board of Supervisor), Polly Williams(SPY), Charles Robbins (VFS), Milton Smith (C2PLA), Meera Manek (HHYP), Noah Kaplan (LAGLC)


Jevon Wilkes delivering his remarks, "Overcoming Adversity"

Mitch O'Farrell addresses the City Council


(L to R holding proclomation) Mitch O'Farrell, Mark Supper, and Jevon Wilkes