Category: Community News

Pertains directly to activities and events of the LACW community .

Feb 24 2018

LACW Kaleb Havens Photo Used With Housing Story In L.A. Times

A Los Angeles Times article in the Thursday, February 22, 2018 print edition highlighted Kaleb’s photo with Emily Alpert Reyes’ article about Los Angeles lawmakers pledging to provide at least 222 housing units for homeless people. See article HERE. Today, Saturday, February 24, is Day 11 of Kaleb’s 46-day hunger strike. He is holding up …

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Feb 21 2018

LACW Kaleb Havens Interviewed By L.A. Times

Los Angeles Times columnist, Steve Lopez, interviewed Kaleb on Tuesday, February 20, and wrote an article dealing with Kaleb’s fast and the homeless crisis. See the video and read the article HERE. An excerpt: “Kaleb Havens could have given up candy, pizza or tacos for the 46 days of Lent. That would have been reasonable, …

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Feb 15 2018

LACW Kaleb Havens Begins 46-Day Hunger Strike

  Beginning on Ash Wednesday/Valentine’s Day, February 14, L.A. Catholic Worker community member Kaleb Havens began a 46-day water only hunger strike by chaining himself to a fence on 5th St. near Gladys Ave. in Skid Row to protest the way the City and County of Los Angeles have neglected the homeless and housing crises …

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Feb 15 2018

February 2018 Agitator

Here is the February Catholic Agitator In This Issue: Is Property Destruction Violent Or Nonviolent? by Theo Kayser The New Poor People’s Campaign by Dimitri Kadiev Happy Birthday, Tensie We Acted From Our Hearts – An Interview With Jessica Reznicek and Ruby Montoya An Ideological Firestorm by Jeff Dietrich Losing My Trust And My Smile …

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Feb 07 2018

Super Bowl Party At The LACW

On Super Bowl Sunday, we had 27 friends from downtown at Hennacy House to watch the big game, or just enjoy time away from the streets, and delight in plenty of snacks, including some great guacamole, salsa, nacho cheese, and another dip to have with a variety of chips, peanuts, soda, coffee, ice water, and …

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Feb 05 2018

Happy Birthday, Tensie!

One’s 50th birthday is a milestone for anyone. But Tensie Hernandez’s 50th birthday was not only a milestone for her, but for the L.A. Catholic Worker as well as our network of Sister House communities. In 1987 Tensie, at age 17, was our very first summer intern, and she has been with the movement ever …

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Jan 26 2018

LACW Is Interviewed by U.N. Special Rapporteur On Skid Row Homeless

On Wednesday, January 24, LACW Kaleb Havens was interviewed and video taped by United Nations Special Rapporteur on Adequate Housing, Leilani Farha. Kaleb gave a brief synopsis of who we are and what services we provide to the homeless on Skid Row. Ms. Farha toured Skid Row, visited our soup kitchen (above right), and interviewed …

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Jan 19 2018

What If L.A.’s Homeless Population Were A City? Temporary Trailers for 67 Persons As A Short Term Solution? Homeless Deaths Doubled–All Pitiful.

   This LINK is to an excellent Op-Ed piece that appeared in the Los Angeles Times on Wednesday, January 16. An excerpt: “Fifty-seven thousand eight hundred. That’s approximately how many people are homeless in Los Angeles County on any given night. If they all came together, they would constitute a city the size of (suburban) …

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Jan 12 2018

We Welcome Back our “Washington Clippers” Foot Care Team

Each January, for two weeks, four to six beautiful, wonderful, and amazing women from Olympia, Washington, travel down to the LACW to care for the feet of the Skid Row poor and homeless. This week they began their ministry and have a fully booked schedule each day Tuesday – Saturday from 7:00 am until noon. …

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Jan 04 2018

2018 Summer Intern Program Applications Now Available

Applications for the 2018 LACW Summer Intern Program are now being accepted. This year’s summer program will begin on Monday, July 2 and end on Saturday, August 11. To learn more about our Summer Program see our INTERN OPPORTUNITIES page. You can download an application HERE or e-mail info@lacatholicworker.org or call 323-267-8789 to request one …

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Dec 19 2017

United Nations Rapportuer Recently Toured Los Angeles’ Skid Row – Gives A Scathing Report

This LINK and this LINK are to two Los Angeles Times articles on the U.N. monitor on extreme poverty and human rights, Philip Alston, who recently toured Skid Row, and in his preliminary report gave harsh criticism on the conditions human beings are forced to live in on the streets of Los Angeles. In above …

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Dec 18 2017

Saturday Volunteers Serve With Christmas Spirit

Regular Saturday volunteer Larry Gunsalas brought in a bag of Christmas head gear on December 16, which volunteers wore while serving and voicing Christmas greetings to our guests, which brought smiles to many faces.

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