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June 15, 2019
By 211LA
211 LA welcomes Anne Miles to the Board of Directors
June, 2019 - 211 LA is pleased to welcome a new Director to the Board of Directors - Anne Miles, a Public Affairs professional with expertise in policy and housing affordability.     “The amazing folks at 211 LA go to work every day and help our most vulnerable neighbors on some of the toughest issues facing society. As a...
June 15, 2019
By 211LA
Ticking Time Bombs
It's summer, and people everywhere are taking advantage of the warm weather to spend more time outdoors - but making sure you're protected from ticks and mosquitos that can carry diseases is more important than ever! Tick borne diseases: According to a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the number of tick borne...
May 24, 2019
By 211LA
Community Information Exchange Summit 2019: 211 LA & Magnolia Community Initiative
The 2nd Annual Community Information Exchange Summit was held in April 2019 in San Diego. This year’s theme was Driving Cross-Sector Collaboration and Data Sharing to Create Healthier Communities, with presentations, panels and discussions focused around best practices in data sharing infrastructure, stakeholder engagement and other issues related...
November 27, 2018
By 211LA
10 Things Homeless Youth Want You to Know
10 Things Homeless Youth Want You to Know They are hardworking in their struggle.  Most youth are on the streets to escape violence and neglect at home. Some have been rejected for being gay or transgender. But life on the streets is also traumatic. They may not have a money, a phone, or someone to talk to, but they’re still out there trying...
November 27, 2018
By 211LA
How LA County's Youth CES is Preventing the Next Generation of Homelessness
In honor of Homeless Youth Awareness month, we are shedding light on the struggles, misconceptions, and realities around homeless youth and highlighting the work that’s occurring across Los Angeles to make sure young people don’t become the next generation of chronically homeless.  Many young people out on the street are either running...
October 19, 2018
By 211LA
211 LA Assisting Hurricane Michael and Florence Victims
Hurricanes bring devastation to the places and people they impact, and the need for assistance extends far beyond the actual storm - from sandbags and evacuations to rescues, shelter, and food, to recovery, cleanup, FEMA registration, trauma counseling, and more. 211 LA has a long history of assisting with out of state Hurricane response and...
October 19, 2018
By 211LA
Inside Look: 211 LA's Disaster Public Information Hotline
During a disaster or large emergency, people need immediate, reliable information that informs then what actions they may need to take to stay safe or get help. Reading an alert, tweet, or news clip is often not enough information, leaving unanswered questions and sometimes spreading misinformation or creating panic. 211’s around the U.S. serve as...
October 19, 2018
By 211LA
Partner Profile - LA County Office of Emergency Management
Interview with Ken Kondo, Emergency Program Manager/Public Information Officer We probably all remember doing earthquake and fire drills every year in school, but how many of us still remember exactly what to do for different events, or practice regularly? We all (hopefully) know that living in California means living with the real chance of...
September 19, 2018
By 211LA
Lessons from the 2018 Suicide Prevention Summit
By Hope Algeo The Hero in Each of Us: Finding Your Role in Suicide Prevention Around two years ago, one of my best friends from high school committed suicide. After finding out, my emotions reeled from shock and bewilderment, to guilt that I hadn’t reached out more, to anger at her for not reaching out to me. Since then, I...
September 19, 2018
By 211LA
Inside Look: A Ride-along with the Sheriff's Mental Evaluation Team
On a Monday night, 211 LA had its first ride-along with the Mental Evaluation Team (MET) of the LA County Sheriff’s Department. 211 Executive Director Maribel Marin and Hope Algeo joined MET unit Deputies Miranda and Johnson, along with LCSW’s Tina Webb and Caroline Alvarez from the Department of Mental Health, to get an eye-opening view into...

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