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Healthy helpers

Some of L.A. County’s sickest patients are getting a helping hand from community health care workers who aid them in navigating the medical system. The Care Connections program provides patients with advocates to help translate, support and encourage them in their journey to better health. Watch as patient Paula Rivera teams up with a community health worker who offers assistance in managing her diabetes...

Help for the Homeless

As Los Angeles County’s Homeless Initiative moves forward, hundreds turned out to learn more and offer comments during a community meeting on January 13. This video takes a look at this significant moment of public engagement with the milestone plan, which includes more than 40 draft strategies to combat growing homelessness across the region. The recommendations represent the most comprehensive effort ever undertaken by the county to attack the root causes of homelessness and lift thousands of people off the street and into better lives. And it’s not too late to weigh in; through January 21, you can provide feedback here. The Board of Supervisors is expected to take action on the recommendations next month.

Homeless Initiative draft strategies to get public airing

January 7, 2016 - Los Angeles County’s Homeless Initiative reached a milestone today with the public release of nearly 50 draft strategies to combat growing homelessness across the region. The recommendations represent the most comprehensive, coordinated effort ever undertaken by the county to attack the causes of homelessness and lift thousands of individuals off the street and into restored lives...

Inspiration shines through in ‘Profiles of Hope’

One is a Grammy-winning pop star. Another is an Ivy League-educated comedian and TV host, while a third is a Navajo transgender activist. But despite their varied backgrounds, this trio of high achievers has something in common: each has surmounted mental health challenges and now has a powerful message to share with others.

Ring in 2016 at Grand Park

Want to get the new year off to a grand start? Join more than 50,000 revelers expected to flock to Grand Park in downtown Los Angeles for the 3rd annual New Year’s celebration starting at 8 p.m. on Thursday, December 31. Admission is free.

Winter shelters are open throughout L.A. County

It’s cold, wet and windy out there—and the Winter Shelter Program is here to help any homeless adult who needs a place to stay warm and dry. The National Weather Service is predicting a wet winter because of El Niño, and a series of storms is expected in Southern California this week and in the months ahead.

Green Leadership Award 2018

The Board of Supervisors created the Green Leadership Awards Program as a partnership with local residents, community groups, businesses and non-profit agencies to protect the environment and the County’s natural resources. Awards are presented in five categories at the weekly meeting of the Board during Earth Week, which begins on April 22nd. 

Behind Rain Room’s big splash at LACMA

If it was a theme park attraction, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art’s new blockbuster exhibit Rain Room would be one of those “slow loaders.” Like Disneyland’s Dumbo, only a small group of patrons gets to experience it at a time.

For the museum’s security officers, it’s been a high-flying ride.

Help improve your Los Angeles County parks!

Parks provide countless health, social, environmental and economic benefits to communities. Communities with abundant parks and quality recreational facilities thrive.

The County of Los Angeles is studying park and recreation facilities to better understand how to improve, expand and make parks more accessible so that all our communities can thrive! Over the course of 15 months, between March 2015 and June 2016, the County will assess park needs in 189 Study Areas, including cities and unincorporated areas.  Visit www.lacountyparkneeds.org for more information and to find a meeting near you!



Joining forces to fight human trafficking

Carissa Phelps had not yet entered her teens when the nightmare began.

“I was 12 years old when I was taken on the streets of Fresno,” said Phelps, now an activist, author and attorney. “I was already labeled a runaway and a delinquent for survival-type crimes. I had been sexually exploited and raped more times than I can count.”

Eventually, with help from a sympathetic juvenile hall counselor, she survived and thrived—and now is a recognized leader in the fight to make sure other children are protected, not victimized, by the system.

In the eye of the beholder

If you take a stroll through Grand Park this week, then get ready to come face-to-face (or parts thereabouts) with 15 larger-than-life “Chubby Women,” an installation by acclaimed Chinese sculptor Xu Hongfei.

Trees die as drought takes root

For years, it’s been affectionately known as the Emerald Forest. But these days, much of the green is missing from this once verdant spot within the Castaic Lake State Recreation Area. But these days, much of the green is missing from this once verdant spot within the Castaic Lake State Recreation Area. 

County hosts summit to fight human trafficking

On Friday, November 20th, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors will co-sponsor a regional information summit with the Human Exploitation and Trafficking Institute, a research-based think-tank committed to ending all forms of human trafficking in California.

Looking for a County job? Click here to apply

Last year, Los Angeles County received nearly 250,000 online job applications. To join our workforce of over 105,000 employees, get started here:  

Building an arts diversity pipeline

The arts can change the trajectory of a human life. Just ask Esai Morales. Before he rose to fame on NYPD Blue, in La Bamba, or as the president of the United States on HBO’s satirical The Brink, he was a young boy growing up on some pretty tough streets in New York City. Then he encountered the world-expanding power of acting.