Thank you Univision for featuring our Echo Park Senior Center services as a resource for those who are struggling in LA. Bankruptcy is a rising issue for older adults who can't afford to make ends meet.
Thank you Executive Service Corps of Southern California for highlighting our partnership in your annual report! Participating in the Developing Development Program and offering Coaching to our staff has helped develop and grow our team's leadership and fundraising skills.
SBSS and LAAAC’s Director of Government Relations & Advocacy, Brandi Orton, was featured on KTLA to discuss recent reports on the 22% increase of older adults who are homeless.
Thank you to KTLA Weekend Morning News for helping us spread awareness and discuss the homelessness crisis among the older adult population we serve.
SBSS, LAAAC and the older adults we serve partnered with KCRW on a report highlighting the stories of homelessness and vulnerability.
The local 2018 homeless count reports a 22% increase in homelessness among older adults. Many of the aging adults we serve live on fixed incomes and cannot afford to pay rising rents each month. In fact, an estimated 250,000 income vulnerable older adults in LA County are currently falling victim to our homeless crisis.
How You Can Get Involved
Save the Date:
SBSS is hosting LAAAC’s Affordable Housing Conference on October 19th, 2018 at the California Endowment. More info to be shared later this summer.
Become a Member:
Membership in the Los Angeles Aging Advocacy Coalition allows you access to policy advocacy and supports the mission to advocate for, preserve, protect and enrich the quality of life for older persons, their families and caregivers in Los Angeles County. Click here to become a member.
Your donation will strengthen our advocacy efforts and help ensure that older adults can live housed in the community with dignity and respect. Click here to donate.
Renee Eng and Spectrum News recently stopped by our Eco Park location to shed light on how helpful and necessary technology proves to be for the aging adults in our community. They looked into how technology can increase mental stimulation, decrease loneliness, and increase employment.
Click below to watch the full segments.