Remarks by Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas for Health Center Week, with the theme, “State of Emergency: Creating Solutions to the Homeless Epidemic,” held at St. John’s Well Child and Family Center. This week, we take time to commemorate National Health Center Week and recognize community health centers for delivering comprehensive, high-quality preventive and primary health care […]
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More than a thousand schoolchildren are returning to school with free backpacks, thanks to Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas and community organizations in South Los Angeles, which teamed up to host back-to-back events fostering health and wellness. The Walk4Health, Back2School Backpack Giveaway, and Community Health and Resource Fair all coincided with National Health Center Week, intended to celebrate America’s […]
Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas hosted medical campus leadership and staff for a celebration of the First Anniversary of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Hospital. “Employees and the staff here matter,” the Supervisor said. The 131-bed community hospital opened its doors last month, eight years after the closure of the King/Drew Medical Center. Its mission: providing […]
U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julian Castro joined Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas and members of the Los Angeles City Council in a roundtable discussion on homelessness hosted by Mayor Eric Garcetti. Secretary Castro said the federal government aims to ease the crisis of homelessness that is gripping not only the city but the entire county of […]
It was graduation day for leaders of several local nonprofit organizations, following a seven-month program aimed at bolstering their ability to serve at-risk youth, the homeless, youth adults transitioning out of foster care, rehabilitated former inmates seeking to reenter society, and many other members of the community. The Second District Capacity Building and Leadership Development […]