Listening sessions for the Ad Hoc Committee on Black People Experiencing Homelessness
According to the 2017 Greater Los Angeles Homeless Count, 40 percent of people experiencing homelessness across LA County are Black, although Black people make up only 9 percent of the county’s total population. The Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA) Commission recognized the need to dedicate focused attention to examine the barriers Black people may face when trying to exit homelessness and recently appointed the Ad Hoc Committee on Black People Experiencing Homelessness to lead this effort.
The Committee will employ a racial equity framework to address the overrepresentation of Black people among persons experiencing homelessness and will seek to identify opportunities for greater equity within the homeless service delivery system.
To support this effort, the Committee will hold targeted listening sessions throughout the county to engage advocates, service providers, and community members in order to better understand key challenges and barriers to service, as well as potential solutions.
On behalf of the LAHSA Commission, we invite you to please join us in sharing your thoughts and perspectives at one of the community listening sessions identified below. These meetings are open to all members of the public.
Friday, May 18 | 3:00-5:00 PM
James Wood Community Center
400 E 5th Street, Los Angeles
Thursday, June 14 | 6:30-8:30 PM
Holman United Methodist Church, White Hall
3320 W Adams Boulevard, Los Angeles
Additional listening sessions will be held in July, and dates, times, and locations for those sessions are forthcoming. Please share this information with your networks as well – all are welcome and encouraged to attend.
Please click the link for the PDF version of the job announcements.
Case Manager (Continuum of Care) – Santa Fe Springs
Certified Substance Abuse Counselor – Santa Fe Springs
Health Educator/ Marketing Social Media Specialist
Certified Substance Abuse Counselor – Los Angeles
LA County DHS has an opening for Substance Abuse Counselor. The exam (application process) will open tomorrow for applications. Please refer anyone you feel who may be interested.
Eve Rubell, MPH
Senior Staff Analyst
Whole Person Care –LA Department of Health Services
UCLA is seeking Ph.D. and M.D postdoctoral scholars for a T32 training program funded by the National Institute of Mental Health in HIV combination prevention and its comorbid conditions, focusing on novel technologies and reducing health disparities. UCLA offers an intensive and innovative, behaviorally-focused training experience that includes additional academic training, participation in research projects, and professional development, with a strong emphasis on technical writing, grant preparation, and networking. Trainees will have the opportunity to participate in a variety of research in Los Angeles, Asia, Africa and South America; major RCTs involving mental health, substance abuse, behavioral economics and health disparities among high-risk populations; and, novel technologies and research methods, including rapid diagnostic testing and social network analysis.
Successful graduates of this training program will
• Participate in day-to-day execution of several projects under the mentorship of a faculty member;
• Present findings in at least one major scientific conference annually and multiple regional conferences;
• Publish at least two first-authored papers annually in leading journals and collaborate on other peer-reviewed papers; and,
• Receive a multi-year grant or career development award and an academic position on a topic related to HIV.
Eligibility: Must be a U.S citizen or a green-card holder with a Ph.D. or M.D.