The City of West Hollywood’s Strategic Initiatives Division advances programs, policies and coordinated strategies to support the City’s most vulnerable community members: people experiencing homelessness and older adult residents. The Division ensures services are in place to support these populations, develops local programs and policy, and engages with regional partners.
How to Help the West Hollywood community safely in response to COVID-19:
Cedars-Sinai is delivering critical health services and needs donations of hygiene, health, cleaning supplies and funding to support their work.
The Ascencia shelter, serving community members experiencing homelessness, needs hygiene supplies to help shelter residents follow the County’s Safer At Home guidance.
The Ascencia shelter, serving community members experiencing homelessness, needs help providing three meals a day to shelter residents in order to follow the County’s Safer At Home guidance.
The LA LGBT Center Senior Services program, serving adults 50+, is helping people stay Safer at Home by delivering food staples and pantry supplies. Help stock the Center’s pantry to keep this program going.
Donations to Project Angel Food’s COVID-19 Emergency Fund will support more vulnerable community members to receive home delivered meals.
Read this easy guide from the State of California on how to safely help older adults through neighbor-to-neighbor wellness checks. Learn more about the State’s “Stay Home. Save Lives. Check In” campaign.
Donations to Saban Community Clinic’s COVID-19 Emergency Fund help the clinic provide wellness and health services to the community’s most vulnerable.
The Strategic Initiatives Division focuses on:
- West Hollywood Homeless Initiative
- Aging in Place, Aging in Community Strategic Plan
- Los Angeles County Lesbian and Bisexual Women’s Health Collaborative
- West Hollywood Poverty Reduction Initiative (in development)
The Homeless Initiative guides the work of the City’s non-profit partners who connect people experiencing homelessness with basic resources, temporary shelter, behavioral health services and long-term supportive housing. The Division also represents the City as stakeholder in regional strategies addressing homelessness through the Los Angeles Homeless Service Authority, United Way Home For Good and the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors.
The Aging in Place Strategic Plan organizes the work of non-profit and community partners to support West Hollywood’s older adult residents to thrive by ensuring housing, health and resource needs are met. The Division coordinates classes and programming to promote wellness at every age. The Aging Strategic Plan is also a platform for institutional change that ensures older adults are embraced across City systems, services and programs.
As part of the City’s Human Services and Rent Stabilization Department, the Strategic Initiatives Division collaborates closely with the department’s other two divisions – Social Services and Rent Stabilization & Housing. The Division provides staff support for the City Council Subcommittee on Homelessness, the City’s Lesbian & Gay Advisory Board, the City’s Women’s Advisory Board and reports on projects to the Human Services Commission.
Contact the Strategic Initiatives Division
Corri Planck, Manager
Phone: (323) 848-6302
Homeless Concern Line: (323) 848-6590