Thursday, June 25, 2009

PATH’s Project YIMBY Connect Day

Today, hundreds of volunteers participated in PATH’s Project YIMBY (Yes! In My Backyard) Connect Day at the Music Box Fonda Theatre in Hollywood. PATH’s Connect Day is an annual event that connects homeless individuals to service providers in Hollywood. The estimated 800 homeless participants were provided with everything from food and clothing to medical exams and housing resources. In these tough economic times, it’s more important than ever to make sure that all Angelenos have a safe place to live. The best way to end homelessness is to coordinate our efforts to reach as many people in possible - and my office helped a host of other stakeholders in putting together the day's activities. By connecting homeless individuals and families directly to services, we can help alleviate the impact that homelessness has on our families and our communities.