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WeHo & LGBT Center’s Annual Youth Clothing Drive, City Hall Jan 13–21

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City to Host Annual Clothing Drive for LGBT Youth in Need

WEST HOLLYWOOD — The City of West Hollywood will host its eighth annual clothing drive for the Los Angeles LGBT Center’s Youth Services program this January.

The New Year is the perfect time to clean out your closets and many local young LGBT people do not have warm winter clothing, nor do they have professional clothing for job interviews or to wear as they start their careers.

The Center is requesting :

  • new packages of socks and underwear
  • Jackets, coats, ponchos, hoodies
  • sweatshirts and sweatpants
  • Dress pants, shirts, suits, belts, ties, and blazers
  • new travel-size hygiene items- ie. toothpaste, toothbrushes, shampoo, soap, shaving items
  • new feminine menstrual hygiene products
  • boxes of snack bars (ie. granola)


The City of West Hollywood will be accepting items in collection bins in the courtyard at West Hollywood City Hall, at 8300 Santa Monica Boulevard, from Monday, January 13, 2020 through Tuesday, January 21, 2020.

Gift cards, preferably in $5 denomination, can be left with staff members in the City’s Strategic Initiatives Division at City Hall. Please write the dollar value on the gift card.

If you want to help, but don’t have time to shop or get to the collection location, you can always contribute directly to lalgbtcenter.org

Validated parking for West Hollywood City Hall is available in the automated parking garage behind City Hall, south of Santa Monica Boulevard on Sweetzer Avenue. There is also a loading area available for quick drop-offs.

The Los Angeles LGBT Center’s Youth Center supports the essential needs of LGBT young people by connecting them with health, mental health and housing services as well as educational, and employment opportunities. The Center is a supportive community and a welcoming safe space for youth to connect.

The City of West Hollywood’s Homeless Initiative organizes the community’s response to homelessness. An important strategy of the initiative is to empower community members to engage and support solutions to address homelessness; this clothing drive is an easy way for the community to participate.

The Homeless Initiative is one part of City of West Hollywood’s social services to improve the quality of life for community members in-need. During its 35-year history, the City has provided millions of dollars in grants to fund programs and services for seniors, people with HIV/AIDS, the LGBT community, people with disabilities, Russian-speaking immigrants, people who are homeless, food programs, alcohol and drug use recovery programs, and health care services for people who are uninsured.

Learn more about the West Hollywood Homeless Initiative at weho.org.

For additional information, please contact the City of West Hollywood’s Strategic Initiatives Division at (323) 848-6302. For people who are Deaf or hard of hearing, please call TTY (323) 848-6496.

For more information about the Los Angeles LGBT Center’s Youth Center, please visit lalgbtcenter.org.

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WeHo Calendar: Changes to City’s Upcoming Scheduled Events

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WEST HOLLYWOOD– The city has announced that due to safety concerns, a number of events sponsored by WeHo will be cancelled until further notice. The City urges people to practice social distancing as much as possible, keeping exposure to crowds to a minimum.

Sunday, March 15

2:00 PM (Cancelled) NOW- Hollywood Chapter presents ‘The TransVagina Diaries’ by Lindsey Deaton

2:00 PM (Cancelled) REVIVING THE REVOLUTION: Empowered Lesbians and Queer Women of Color Read and Discuss Their Written Works

Monday, March 16

9:00 AM (Cancelled) Helen Albert Certified Farmers’ Market

6:30 PM City Council Meeting

Tuesday, March 17

6:30 PM (Cancelled) 5th Annual Hollywood NOW Herstory Awards & Reception

7:00 PM (Cancelled) Russian Advisory Board

Wednesday, March 18

6:00 PM (Cancelled) Wednesday Night Social Club

6:30 PM (Cancelled) Transportation Commission

Thursday, March 19

2:00 PM (Cancelled) beWellWeHo: UCLA Memory Training

5:00 PM (Cancelled) Urban Art Subcommittee Meeting

5:30 PM (Cancelled) Long Range Planning Projects Subcommittee – Special Meeting

6:30 PM Planning Commission – Special Meeting

Friday, March 20

No events scheduled

Saturday, March 21

9:00 AM (Cancelled) Annual Arbor Day Celebration

11:30 AM (Cancelled) “Play Ball” Skills Clinics and Home Run Derby

For a look at the entire month visit our website calendar.

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WeHo JFS Service Changes For Seniors and Others Due to Virus

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WEST HOLLYWOOD — The City of West Hollywood is taking every precaution to prioritize community health and well being to respond to coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

The City is getting the word out about updates regarding services for seniors at the West Hollywood Comprehensive Services Center at Plummer Park and services available from Jewish Family Service of Los Angeles (JFS)

  • JFS has immediately cancelled all activities at the West Hollywood Comprehensive Services Center at Plummer Park until April 10, 2020 as a precaution to safeguard health and safety and JFS will make assessments as the situation evolves;
  • The JFS meal site will provide a frozen meal for each client coming to its meal sites on Monday, March 16, 2020 and Tuesday, March 17, 2020 and the organization anticipates providing additional meals for clients in order to minimize client contact and support recommendations for social distancing;
  • Additionally, SOVA, the JFS food pantry, located on Pico and Robertson Boulevards, continues to remain open for community members.

The JFS West Hollywood Comprehensive Service Center remains a vital resource for seniors and people with disabilities and it will continue to be operational at this time. Operated by Jewish Family Service of Los Angeles (JFS), funded in large part by the City of West Hollywood, and located in the community center at Plummer Park, the Center is a one-stop source of support and assistance.

In response to concerns about coronavirus, JFS requests that community members contact the Center by phone instead of in person. Currently, case managers are reaching out to connect with clients and assess needs. For more information, please call (323) 851-8202.

For additional information about social services in the City of West Hollywood, please call (323) 848-6510.

The City of West Hollywood will post updates on its website at weho.org/coronavirus. The City is updating its calendar and information will be available at weho.org/calendar.

For updates from the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health about Coronavirus, please visit publichealth.lacounty.gov/media/Coronavirus.

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Seniors in Action: Community + Connection + Conversation – Mar 24

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WEST HOLLYWOOD — The City of West Hollywood Seniors in Action: Community + Connection + Conversation is an active on-going program for residents.

It offers activities that provide engaging opportunities for participants to learn something new, contribute their talents and experience, and deepen their connection to the West Hollywood community.

Refreshments will be served. Presented by the West Hollywood Comprehensive Services Center in collaboration with the City of West Hollywood and its Senior Advisory Board.

Attendance is free and open to the public; RSVPs are not necessary.

Tuesday, March 24, 2020 from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the West Hollywood Library Community Meeting Room, located at 625 N. San Vicente Boulevard.

For more information, please contact Corey Roskin at (323) 848-6403 or croskin@weho.org or Valentina Aleksandrova at (323) 876-1717 or aleksandrova@jfsla.org.

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