MONEY RAISED SO FAR
MONEY NEEDED FOR
Los Angeles County's homeless population is escalating -- it soared 23% in 2016. It is no longer a problem, but a crisis. The number of people on the street is estimated to be 58,000.
L.A. now has the most chronically homeless people in the country, and nearly all of them sleep on the streets.
Los Angeles County Supervisor Janice Hahn said in a statement in 2016: "It is clear that if we are going to end the homeless crisis, we need to stem the overwhelming tide of people falling into homelessness."
The issue of homelessness is a complex one: There are those who are without a home due to drug and alcohol addiction; there are vets who are suffering from PTSD and struggle to cope in a normal society after the horrors they have witnessed; there are those who have mental illness and there isn't the help available to them; and there are those who fell on tough times given we no longer live in a world where there is job security -- the majority of us are all one paycheck away from being out on the streets.
With no solution on the horizon and the crisis growing, all each and every one of us can do, is to extend kindness to people who have nothing, whose soul and hearts are broken after having to endure so very, very much.
Six months ago, I began (I'm the founder of kindnessandhope.org) began documenting life on the streets in L.A.
The pictures and footage I've been shooting have given birth to what in time, is intended to be a full-length documentary titled, Homeless In The City of Angeles.
Through The Lens: Life On The Streets
WHAT WE'RE DOING
You have not lived today until you have done something for someone who can never repay you.