Spread the Word! Tips on How to Help End Homeless in L.A.

Be Part of the Solution: How You Can Help

Stay Informed – Show Up and Read!

Attend Neighborhood Council and housing meetings in your community

Sign up for your Councilmember’s e-newsletter; follow him/her on social media

Follow the Ebell's "Ending Homelessness in Los Angeles: What Is Happening and How Can I Help?" panel moderator and each of our panelists and their organizations on social media, and sign up for their newsletters

Greg Spiegel, Director of Strategy, Inner City Law Center; Mayor Garcetti’s first Homelessness  Policy Director, Twitter @InnerCityLaw, Facebook @InnerCityLawCenter

Phil Ansell, Director, The Los Angeles County Homeless Initiative, Facebook @LACountyHomelessInitiative

Kerry Morrison, Proposition HHH Oversight Committee; Executive Director,
Hollywood Property Owners’ Alliance, Twitter @KerryHMorrison

Veronica Arteaga, Vice President, Housing Programs, St. Anne’s, Facebook @StAnnesToday, Twitter @StAnnesToday

Alisa Orduna, Homelessness Policy Director, Office of Mayor Eric Garcetti, Twitter @alisa_orduna

Jill Bauman, President and CEO, Imagine LA, Facebook: @ImagineLA

Advocate: write to your City Councilmember and ask that he/she support the development of housing and homeless facilities in your neighborhoods

Be Prepared to Interact with a Person Experiencing Homelessness

  • Remember, people experiencing homelessness are first and foremost people just like you and me and should be treated with respect. They probably feel ashamed.
  • Kind words and looking them in the eye without judgment could be the highlight of the day.
  • If asked for money, give food or food-related gift certificates.
  • Point them to 211, the Homeless Hotline.

Support Local Organizations

Donate and/or volunteer your time with organizations dedicated to ending homelessness, like these that the Ebell supports:

Provide Space for Parking, Shelter, Housing, Services

If you represent a faith-based community or an organization that could provide space for safe parking, winter shelter, an after-hours respite center, or a site for housing, please contact Alisa Orduna: alisa.orduna@lacity.org

Educate Others

Share what you’ve learned about ending homelessness – in person, on social media, etc. A video of this panel is archived on the Ebell's Facebook feed and we’re posting all Q&As submitted that day. Ending homelessness is a community issue we all need to address and solve together.

Thank you!

Jill Bauman and Rebecca Hutchinson, Co-Chairs, Ebell of Los Angeles Panel "Ending Homelessness in Los Angeles: What is Happing and How Can I Help?"