Local News in Brief : Skid Row Project Gets More Funds
The Community Redevelopment Agency has voted to give a Skid Row-based outreach program $30,000 to continue its work through June. Started with a $5,600 CRA grant last November, the Homeless Outreach Program in downtown Los Angeles uses former homeless people to help their former brethren find their way through the maze of social services available to the homeless. They offer referrals, walk people to shelters and run a drug-abuse outpatient program.
CRA officials called the program, headed by homeless activist Mike Neely, “outstanding” and said it could receive full funding for the next fiscal year, starting in July.