Category: Community News

Pertains directly to activities and events of the LACW community .

Kaleb Risks Arrest

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Who’s Taking Charge Of The Homeless Crisis?

The sixth in a series of L.A. Times EDITORIALS on the homeless crisis is, like the first, spot on and highlights why LACW Kaleb Havens struggles on day 17 of his hunger strike. Bottom line, City and County officials simply do nor care enough to do anything significant to end the crisis. Everyone wants to …

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Los Angeles’ Homeless Crisis Is a National Disgrace

If you have not the opportunity to read the excellent Los Angeles Times editorial from the Sunday, February 25 edition, you can do so HERE. It is by far the best editorial they have ever published on the homeless crisis in Los Angeles, and it is why LACW Kaleb Havens is on day 15 of …

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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