DEFINING PROGRESS: from Homelessness to Home in 100 Days
Thursday, September 12, 2013 from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM (PDT)
Los Angeles, CA
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Join us for a screening of the award-winning and stunning documentary, Lost Angels. The film will be followed by a Q&A session hosted by radio and TV journalist Madeleine Brand, featuring panelists representing the most innovative housing solutions in Los Angeles. Suggested donation is $20. Tickets are free, and all are welcome!
Tacos from the Border Grill and beer from Angel City Brewery will be available for sale on the Theatre plaza from 5-7PM, prior to the screening.
Donations from the event will directly benefit a city-wide challenge hosted by the United Way of Greater Los Angeles to develop a "coordinated entry system" (CES) in LA. A CES means that the most vulnerable adults are placed into housing inthe least amount of time, prioritizing our neighbors who are most likely to die on the streets for available housing. The Q&A session will touch upon how a CES will impact homelessness in the City of Los Angeles.
This event is open to the public and we encourage anyone who is interested in learning more about LA's homeless and housing initiatives to participate!
The Q&A will be moderated by radio and TV journalist Madeleine Brand. Panelists include:
- Christine Marge, Director of Housing & Financial Stability, United Way of Greater Los Angeles
- Martin Schlageter, Policy Director for Councilman Jose Huizar
- Becky Kanis, Director, 100K Homes Campaign
- Molly Rysman, Los Angeles Director, Corporation for Supportive Housing
- Donna Gallup, Chief Executive Officer, Lamp Community
Your suggested donation of $20 will support ending homelessness by covering incidental move-in costs for homeless women and men. Participating agencies include Community Solutions, Downtown Women's Center, Exodus Recovery Center, FASGI, Homeless Healthcare LA, Lamp Community, Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health, Los Angeles Mission, Midnight Mission, Share!, U. S. Department of Veteran Affairs, United Way of Greater Los Angeles, Weingart Center, and Volunteers of America.
When & Where
Lamp Community ends homelessness of Los Angeles' most vulnerable individuals, primarily adults with mental illness, through a continuum of services and housing, enabling them to reach their highest level of self-sufficiency and community integration.