The People Concern (formerly OPCC and Lamp Community)The People Concern (formerly OPCC and Lamp Community)
The People Concern believes no one should have to live on the street or in a violent household. Our staff, volunteers and those we serve work together to address the effects of homelessness, poverty, mental and physical illness, abuse and addiction. ... Read more
The People Concern believes no one should have to live on the street or in a violent household. Our staff, volunteers and those we serve work together to address the effects of homelessness, poverty, mental and physical illness, abuse and addiction. Our programs empower the most vulnerable among us to improve their quality of life - housed, healthy and safe - and become active participants in the community. We also work to educate the broader community and improve public policy.
The People Concern empowers the most vulnerable among us to rebuild their lives. As one of Los Angeles County’s largest social services agencies, we provide a fully integrated system of care - including mental and medical health care, substance abuse services, and housing - tailored to the unique needs of homeless individuals, survivors of domestic violence, challenged youth, and others who have nowhere else to turn.
by Dalia L. from Los Angeles, CA
I believe that more people need to engage in global citizenship. Many people forget that homeless individuals are a group of human beings who have struggled to find a place in our society. I have studied homelessness through school and have learned that many people attribute negative stereotypes to homeless people without actually knowing the facts. In fact, for my intercultural communications class I was assigned to a group to present a presentation on way we can achieve social justice. My groups members and I decided to talk about homelessness in America to provided statistics and options on how to help homeless people. The essence of this presentation was seen when my other classmates came to the relization that they tend to look past homeless individuals. Therefore, if everyone took the time out of their day to help someone who is less fortunate than they are they should. This organization is doing something great for homeless individuals and deserve to have more volunteers.