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City Invites Responses to Social Services Community Study Survey

Post Date:November 21, 2018 5:03 PM

CityHallThe City of West Hollywood periodically conducts a Community Study to help inform the funding priorities of the City’s Social Services Division. The study also helps the City to gather detailed information from community members about issues such as housing, public transportation, public safety, and overall satisfaction with the quality of life in West Hollywood. The City’s last Community Study was completed in 2013.

The City has hosted a number of workshops in order to provide information and collect community input. The next Pop-Up workshop will be held on Friday, November 30, 2018 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at City of West Hollywood’s Council Chambers/Public Meeting Room in conjunction with the City’s World AIDS Day program, located at the West Hollywood Library, 625 N. San Vicente Boulevard. The event is free and open to the public. In addition, community members are encouraged to complete the survey at www.WestHollywood2018Survey.com

The Community Study engagement process offers residents and community members multiple opportunities for participation. The full Community Study includes a survey, stakeholder interviews, focus groups, pop-up workshops, and community meetings. The final report will present an analysis and comparisons of a number of significant population groups within the City.

The City of West Hollywood has a deep commitment to providing social services, health education, and information to community members in-need and to improve quality of life. During its 34-year history, the City has provided millions of dollars in grants to fund programs that include services for seniors; people with HIV and AIDS; members of the LGBT community; families with children; people with disabilities; alcohol and drug use recovery programs; support programs for Russian-speaking and other immigrants; services for people who are homeless; food programs; and health care services for people who are uninsured. Today, the City’s Social Services Division budgets approximately $5 million annually to support programs that impact thousands of people in West Hollywood. Services are provided through contracts with local nonprofit organizations in addition to in-house programs.        

For additional information about the City of West Hollywood’s Social Services Division, please visit www.weho.org/wehocares. For more information about the Community Study, please visit www.weho.org/communitystudy.

For more information, please contact Kim Patterson, City of West Hollywood Administrative Specialist, at (323) 848-6510 or at kpatterson@weho.org. For people who are Deaf or hard of hearing, please call TTY (323) 848-6496. For up-to-date news and events, follow the City of West Hollywood on social media @WeHoCity and sign up for news updates at www.weho.org/email.
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