January 2018 archive

LACW Is Interviewed by U.N. Special Rapporteur On Skid Row Homeless

On Wednesday, January 24, LACW Kaleb Havens was interviewed and video taped by United Nations Special Rapporteur on Adequate Housing, Leilani Farha. Kaleb gave a brief synopsis of who we are and what services we provide to the homeless on Skid Row. Ms. Farha toured Skid Row, visited our soup kitchen (above right), and interviewed …

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ORANGE COUNTY OFFICIALS EVICT HUNDREDS OF HOMELESS FROM ENCAMPMENTS

Orange County, one of the state’s wealthiest, has mercilessly targeted as many as 1,000 people along the Santa Ana Riverbed near Disneyland, despite having just 250 shelter spaces. This is nothing less than an abomination. See story behind this LINK. An excerpt: “One of the richest counties in California has started evicting hundreds of its …

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.lacatholicworker.org/wp/2018/01/22/orange-county-officials-evict-hundreds-of-homeless-from-encampments/

What If L.A.’s Homeless Population Were A City? Temporary Trailers for 67 Persons As A Short Term Solution? Homeless Deaths Doubled–All Pitiful.

   This LINK is to an excellent Op-Ed piece that appeared in the Los Angeles Times on Wednesday, January 16. An excerpt: “Fifty-seven thousand eight hundred. That’s approximately how many people are homeless in Los Angeles County on any given night. If they all came together, they would constitute a city the size of (suburban) …

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.lacatholicworker.org/wp/2018/01/19/what-if-l-a-s-homeless-population-were-a-city/

TWELVE ARRESTED AND CHARGED FOR FEEDING THE HOMELESS

Twelve people in El Cajon, California, near San Diego, were feeding the homeless in a local park and were arrested and charged with a misdemeanor for violating a city ordinance that forbids sharing food in a city park. See story HERE. An excerpt: “In El Cajon on Sunday, a volunteer organization named Break the Ban …

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We Welcome Back our “Washington Clippers” Foot Care Team

Each January, for two weeks, four to six beautiful, wonderful, and amazing women from Olympia, Washington, travel down to the LACW to care for the feet of the Skid Row poor and homeless. This week they began their ministry and have a fully booked schedule each day Tuesday – Saturday from 7:00 am until noon. …

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.lacatholicworker.org/wp/2018/01/12/we-welcome-back-our-washington-clippers-foot-care-team-2/

2018 Summer Intern Program Applications Now Available

Applications for the 2018 LACW Summer Intern Program are now being accepted. This year’s summer program will begin on Monday, July 2 and end on Saturday, August 11. To learn more about our Summer Program see our INTERN OPPORTUNITIES page. You can download an application HERE or e-mail [email protected] or call 323-267-8789 to request one …

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.lacatholicworker.org/wp/2018/01/04/2018-summer-intern-program-applications-now-available/

RESPONSE TO TOM CORNELL’S ARTICLE ON CHRISTIAN NONVIOLENCE

Since Tom Cornell’s article on Christian Nonviolence: Theory and Practice (PDF) was originally published in the New York City Catholic Worker newspaper–The Catholic Worker–there has been a strong response from Catholic Workers around the world who disagree with Tom’s position. Below are seven (7) PDFs of each response thus far. More will be added when …

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.lacatholicworker.org/wp/2018/01/03/response-to-tom-cornells-article-on-christian-nonviolence/

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