#SheDoes Housing – Homelessness Town Hall & Resources (June 10th)

LA is facing a serious housing & homelessness crisis, learn from LA’s experts and advocates what is being done to fight against the social ills that are displacing families and affecting our communities. From luxury developments that are driving rents out of control to record number of homelessness. You will hear and meet community and civic organizations that are leading the efforts in addressing and finding solutions to LA’s top priority.

• Come meet and hear from housing and homeless organizations.
• Learn how you can get involved.

Join us on June 10th:  View Event

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Mayor Garcetti addresses #SheDoesMovement, commits to 6 shelters for Homeless Women by end of year (April 26th)

Mayor Eric Garcetti for #SheDoes

Posted by Mel Tillekeratne on Thursday, April 26, 2018

 

A Major Milestone

We started with a vision. A vision this city didn’t have. A vision we had this city adopt because you pushed it. Because you hurt when you saw our women suffering on our streets & nothing was being done. When everyone else had lost hope you didn’t. You said #SheDoes. You screamed #SheDoes Deserve Shelter & Protection. You came to the candlelight vigils, you cried. You came to our protest at the Mayor’s prayer breakfast. You came to speak at the City & County. You didn’t just speak, you cried too. And then, then people started listening. They didn’t just hear you, you gave them the courage to say #SheDoes. You gave them hope! You showed them a vision of Los Angeles without women suffering on our streets.

Now we all have a vision.

But a vision alone isn’t enough. We have to make sure these shelters open so we get all our homeless women off our streets. That is our victory. Today is a major milestone but our true victory is the day that when one of our mothers, grandmas, sisters or daughters needs somewhere to go, that there’s a safe and comfortable place waiting. A place she will find help whether it be mental healthcare, substance abuse treatment, job placement or housing.

Our real battles lie ahead. We must make sure from community hearings, to county hearings to even state hearings in Sacramento, that we are there to scream #SheDoes! Today we found a strong ally in Mayor Eric Garcetti. If we keep posting #SheDoes and showing up at these hearings, we are sure to win!

Thank you to Claudia Perez and everyone at L.A. on Cloud9 for being there from the start. To Paul Avila & Pauly’s Project & Maike Both & A Million Drops. Thank you to Carlos Marroquin for your guidance and the support of the Bernie Sanders Brigade. To California For Progress, @Metoo March International & March And Rally Los Angeles. To Sage James & Gavin Pierce for bringing the support of March for Our Lives.

Thank you to Mayor Eric Garcetti for saying #SheDoes & joining our movement today.

We have a long way to go but now our future looks bright! From the bottom of my heart, thank you to all of you for never losing hope & never giving up!

Thank you for being the Change!

Mel

#SheDoes Warriors at the City of LA Budget Meeting (April 27th)

#SheDoes Warriors!
This Friday, the 27th of April at 1.00pm, the City Council of LA will be considering Mayor Garcetti’s budget proposal for the next fiscal year starting June 1st.

WE NEED YOU THERE to demand that of the proposed 15 shelters in the budget:

1. City Council supports to establish a shelter in all 15 districts
2. City Council designates six of those shelters exclusively for women
3. And that five of the six shelters be designated as “Need Focused Shelters” for the following needs:

(x1) Shelter; exclusively for Women over 62
(x1) Shelter; exclusively for Working women
(x1) Shelter; exclusively for Women with kids
(x2) Shelters; exclusively for Domestic Violence victims

We NEED you to come and speak for the homeless women of LA!

#SheDoes Deserve Shelter & Protection!

Join us on April 27th:  View Event

#SheDoes Candlelight Vigil for 78 Year-old Woman (April 4th)

#SheDoes Movement & Homeless Advocates will hold a candle light vigil at 101 E 2nd St, Los Angeles, CA 90012, the location where the 78 year old woman was found dead this morning. According to the authorities, the woman was found in front of the LAPD Headquarters at 9am and her death is under investigation.

Homeless women are a higher risk of violent crimes against them. Many of our homeless are seniors, they face life and death conditions living in the streets. We must demand that our city officials act immediately to protect those at high risk by opening much needed shelters.

Join us on April 4th: View Event

#SheDoes Campout by LA City Hall for our Homeless Women (April 14-15th)

#SheDoes Warriors! We will be camping out on the sidewalk outside LA City Hall (200 N Spring St, Los Angeles, CA 90012) on Saturday night, April 14th from 7.00pm until 6.00am Sunday morning April 15th. We will be camping out in solidarity with the thousands of homeless women who are forced to sleep outside due to the severe lack of shelters in Los Angeles.

We are demanding that Mayor Garcetti and the City Council of LA appropriate $20 million in the discretionary budget towards sheltering 1000 women by August 2018. We must have this action as the City budget will be voted on Friday, April 20th, 2018. We are also demanding that the Mayor and City Council promise to take immediate action to secure a minimum of 8 separate location to accommodate shelters for 1000 women.

We welcome all citizens of Los Angeles to join us in this action of justice towards securing the shelter and protection of our homeless women of Los Angeles! #SheDoes – #SheDoes Deserve Shelter & Protection.

Join us on April 14-15th: View Event