The Midtown Los Angeles Homeless Coalition will hold a summit on homelessness tonight, and members are encouraging people to attend and learn how to get involved in addressing homelessness.
The summit, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the ACME Theatre at 135 N. La Brea Ave., will focus on the challenges that chronically homeless people face, and the coalition will present its 100 day goals.
The homeless coalition is comprised of members representing neighborhood organizations, business groups, government agencies and social service providers.
The coalition will work to build a local response to chronic homelessness in the Midtown region.
The coalition is working to support the implementation of the countywide Coordinated Entry System.
Antquan Washington, of the Center at Blessed Sacrament, is leading the coordination of services, and said he hopes the summit will be a call to action for the community.
“There’s a lot community members can do to assist in this effort,” Washington said. “We will need help reaching out to homeless neighbors and helping them obtain the necessary documentation to be housed. Stakeholders can also help by attending coalition meetings, raising funds, lending professional support and more.”
Members of the public will have the opportunity to sign up for different volunteer opportunities at the event.
Light refreshments will be served from 6 to 6:30 p.m. before the program begins. For information, visit MidtownHomelessnessSummit.Eventbrite.com.
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