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WeHo ‘Homeless Services Connect Day’ Enables Program Access – March 4



WEST HOLLYWOOD — The City of West Hollywood’s Homeless Initiative will host a “Homeless Services Connect Day” March 4 to provide opportunities for people who are experiencing homelessness to access programs and services offered by an array of local and regional organizations.

While the event is free and drop-in, it is aimed at providing connections to service for people who are experiencing homeless; it is not intended for the community at large. The City is working with local homeless services agencies and the West Hollywood Chamber of Commerce to provide information about the event that can be distributed to community members experiencing homelessness.

The City of West Hollywood’s Homeless Initiative seeks to effectively address homelessness with a multi-disciplinary, multi-agency, collaborative response. Homeless Services Connect Day will include programs and services offered by local and regional organizations including: shelter; health and mental health services; job readiness assistance; substance abuse treatment; connection to public benefits; non-profit agencies offering food, showers, clothing, and more.

In addition, there will be no-charge health and wellness services available, such as: flu vaccines; HIV testing; and haircuts.

During the past three years, the City of West Hollywood’s Homeless Initiative, in collaboration with grant-funded community partners, has achieved positive measurable results in addressing homelessness. These results include:

  • Placing more than 80 people into permanent housing;
  • Providing more than 16,700 emergency shelter bed nights to youth and adults;
  • Serving more than 300 formerly homeless individuals with substance abuse recovery programs; and
  • Preventing homelessness for hundreds of West Hollywood residents through a combination of rental assistance programs and intensive case management services for those at risk of homelessness, including formerly homeless individuals and older adults.

A brief video highlighting the efforts of the City of West Hollywood’s Homeless Initiative coordinated outreach teams is available on the City’s WeHoTV YouTube channel at

Wednesday, March 4, 2020 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the West Hollywood Park Auditorium, located at 647 N. San Vicente Boulevard.

For additional information about the City of West Hollywood’s Homeless Initiative please visit

If you are concerned about a community member who is homeless, call the West Hollywood Homeless Initiative Concern Line at (323) 848-6590. If your concern requires time-sensitive assistance during nights or weekends, please call the West Hollywood Sheriff’s Station at (310) 855-8850. For life-threatening emergencies or criminal activity, call 911.

For more information, please contact City of West Hollywood’s Strategic Initiatives Division Manager Corri Planck at (323) 848-6430 or For people who are Deaf or hard of hearing, please call TTY (323) 848-6496.

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WeHo Women’s History: Dance Performance Beverly Hills Ballroom Studio – Mar 7



WEST HOLLYWOOD — In celebration of Women’s History Month, WeHo will present food, music and festivities, at the West Hollywood Park Auditorium Saturday, March 7th.

The festivities will begin with an International Women’s Day Celebration hosted by the City of West Hollywood and its Russian Advisory Board. From 12 p.m. to 3 p.m., presentations will include food and live music by the Osh-Band with Shawn and Alik Oshmiansky, and dance performances by the Beverly Hills International Ballroom Dance Studio, including a flamenco show.

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Admission is free and no RSVP required. For additional information please contact (323) 848-6826.

Saturday, March 7, 12 pm

West Hollywood Park Auditorium 647 N. San Vicente Boulevard

Later in the evening, at the same location, there will be a National Women’s History Month Movie Night screening the film LA Woman Rising, produced by actor Rosario Dawson from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. 

Free parking for both events will be available in the adjacent five-story parking structure at 625 N. San Vicente Boulevard with validation at each event.

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WeHo Women’s History: Pole Banners Recognize Leadership & Activism – Mar 2



Michelle Obama will be one of the pole banner honorees

WEST HOLLYWOOD — National Women’s History Month will officially kick-off with City Council unveiling two new women’s history month street pole banners, one honoring feminist leader Zoe Nicholson and the other commemorating the 100th Anniversary of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

The presentation will be held at the regular meeting of the West Hollywood
City Council on Monday, March 2.

Throughout the month, street pole banners commemorating famous American women – civil rights leaders, and women’s rights activists – will be on display along Santa Monica Boulevard.

Existing street pole banners include: Jane Addams; Susan B. Anthony;
Elizabeth Blackwell; Ivy Bottini; Rachel Carson; Hillary Rodham Clinton; Bessie
Coleman; Midge Costanza; Dolores Huerta; Mother Jones; Coretta Scott King; Mary
Lyon; Wilma Mankiller; Mary McLeod Bethune; Patsy Mink; Inez Milholland; Connie
Norman; Michelle Obama; Alice Paul; Rosa Parks; Eleanor Roosevelt; Margaret
Sanger; Sonia Sotomayor; Elizabeth Stanton; Gloria Steinem; Elizabeth Taylor;
Sojourner Truth; Harriet Tubman; U.S. Congressmember Maxine Waters; Oprah
Winfrey; and Ida B. Wells.

A reception is scheduled at 5:30 p.m.; the unveiling at 6:30 p.m. on March 2nd. 

City of West Hollywood’s Council Chambers/Public Meeting Room at the West Hollywood Library, 625 N. San Vicente Boulevard.

The unveiling will be hosted by the City of West Hollywood and its Women’s Advisory Board. Admission is free; no RSVP is required.

Free parking will be available at the adjacent five-story structure with
validation at the meeting.

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L.A., WeHo Provide Support for Local Transgender Initiatives



Jazzmun Nichcalo Crayton, Karina Samala, chair of the Los Angeles Transgender Advisory Council, and APAIT Division Director Jury Candelario attended a ribbon cutting for the first publicly funded Enhanced Bridge Housing project for transgender women in the county last November. (photo cred: APAIT)

WEST HOLLYWOOD (Beverly Press) — On Feb. 18, the Los Angeles City Council unanimously voted to allocate $180,000 for the Asian Pacific AIDS Intervention Team to run the Midnight Stroll and After Hours Café program, which offers services for the transgender community.

“This funding for the Midnight Stroll will help secure emergency shelter beds and provide critical resources to help improve the lives of transgender individuals experiencing homelessness in Hollywood and other parts of the city,” said Councilman Mitch O’Farrell, 13th District, where the program is operated.

Midnight Stroll enlists volunteers twice a month to walk Santa Monica Boulevard at night and provide food, water and clothing vouchers to transgender women experiencing homelessness or domestic violence or participating in survival sex work.

Volunteers also promote HIV testing and other services and on occasion […]

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