MELROSE—The city is hosting an event called the Midtown Connect Day for the homeless on Tuesday, August 27 at the Pan Pacific Park Recreation Center.
Midtown Connect Day will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. with orientation beginning at 9:15 a.m. It aims to bring over thirty different resources to people experiencing homelessness like legal assistance, medical services and housing resources. Staff from Attorney Michael Fueuer’s office will be assisting participants in the mitigation process regarding minor infractions in exchange for housing solutions and other services. They will also get one on one time with representatives from the city, county and state agencies. They will have the opportunity to connect with individuals who work with nonprofits that specialize in homelessness services. Hygiene kits, showers, free clothing, breakfast and lunch will also be available to participants for as long as supplies last.
The event still needs volunteers who can participate in the event to help out their unhoused neighbors. However, individuals can also participate by donating clothing to the event. To volunteer or donate clothing, contact Rob Fisher at Councilmember Ryu’s Office at email@example.com or 323-957-6415. For more information please contact Fernando Morales at 310-231-1170.
The office of City Councilman David Ryu & Paul Koretz, LA County Supervisor Sheila Kuehl, State senator Ben Allen, State Assemblyman Richard Bloom and LA City attorney Mike Fueuer are co-sponsoring the event. The Los Angeles Homelessness Authority, Mid City West Community Council, Hollywood Food Coalition, The Original Farmer’s Market, Saban Community Clinics and Midtown Homeless Coalition are also co-sponsoring the event.