Southern California Program

United Way of Greater Los Angeles

Los Angeles, CA
$350,000
December 2014

Home for Good is a collective effort across LA County to end veteran homelessness by 2015 and chronic homeless by 2016.  It is an initiative led by the United Way of Greater Los Angeles and the LA Area Chamber of Commerce and leveraged by the combined forces of one hundred cross-sector leaders and agencies.  A key component of the initiative is to create a countywide Coordinated Entry System (CES) of prioritization by which homeless individuals are quickly and effectively identified, assessed and matched to housing that best fits their needs.  This requires significant shifts in how homeless service providers work together and how resources are distributed to support their work.  A two-year W. M. Keck Foundation grant will provide the administrative support necessary to work with local community groups to expand CES to all homeless populations and geographic areas throughout Los Angeles County, remove regulatory barriers, and integrate other major systems in order to create a “no wrong door” to services approach.

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