Formed in 2016 in a merger of two trusted social service organizations (OPCC and Lamp Community), The People Concern is one of the largest agencies of its kind in Los Angeles County.
Informed by more than 50 years of work in the community, the agency is a leading provider of, and advocate for, evidence-based solutions to the multi-faceted challenges inherent in homelessness and domestic violence. With compassion and profound respect, The People Concern provides highly effective and fully integrated services to the most traumatized, vulnerable and needy members of our community—homeless individuals, victims of domestic violence, challenged youth, indigent Veterans, and people dealing with severe physical or mental illness or substance abuse.
Because The People Concern has such wide-ranging expertise and programs, the agency is able to tailor services to the needs of each person. Services rendered by the agency empower program participants to navigate the multifaceted obstacles in their lives, become their best selves, and, ultimately, connect with and contribute to their communities.
THE PEOPLE CONCERN PROVIDES 7 CORE INTEGRATED SERVICES:
- Housing (Interim and Permanent)
- Mental Health Care (including Psychiatry)
- Medical Care
- Domestic Violence Services
- Substance Addiction Treatment
- Income Services
- Wellness and Life Skills Programs
A SNAPSHOT OF THOSE SERVED BY THE PEOPLE CONCERN:
- 95% are living with a mental illness.
- 65% have significant physical health problems.
- 50% have a substance addiction.
- 87% of chronically homeless women are victims of molestation, domestic violence, or sexual assault.
- 70% of young people who become homeless do so to escape physical or sexual abuse in their home.
- 65% of former foster youth end up homeless.
- 95% of those we house STAY HOUSED.
FACTS ABOUT THE PEOPLE CONCERN:
- With a staff of over 350 people and 3,800 annual volunteers, The People Concern provides services at sites spanning across Los Angeles County.
- The People Concern moves over 900 people off the streets and into interim or permanent housing each year, and provides domestic violence services to 3,500 people.
- An early pioneer of the Housing First model; piloted the Westside’s Recuperative Care/Respite Program; launched the cost-effective “home team” model for mobile clinical services; developed its best practice Wellness Program. Was also recently recognized for its outstanding Integrated Mobile Health Team by the LA County Department of Mental Health.
- Recognized for having the highest outcomes for successful Veteran housing placements of any agency in LA County.
- Selected as the only Westside recipient of the Department of Mental Health PATH outreach award.
- Recognized by the Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Authority (SAMHSA) for its comprehensive model of care – integrating mental health, substance abuse treatment, wellness skills, and medical care with housing services.
- Recipient of the Los Angeles Business Journal’s Healthcare Leadership Award.
- Sojourn – a project of The People Concern, and California’s second longest running domestic violence program – offers a full range of services, including two shelter programs and special children’s programs.
LEARN MORE ABOUT THE PEOPLE CONCERN:
- The People Concern’s Management Team – For a listing of The People Concern’s experienced and dedicated management team, please click here.
- Contact The People Concern – For The People Concern’s contact information, please click here.
- The People Concern’s Website – To link to The People Concern’s Website, please click here.