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September 2014 Newsletter

Welcome to the September 2014 edition of the Second District newsletter. This month, we have opened the doors to the new Mental Health Urgent Care Center on the MLK Campus in Willowbrook. Individuals who have a mental illness and are detained by police, may be brought to the Center for evaluation... See message


Jo Helen Graham’s son Mark was diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia when he was 15 years old. Despite his parents’ efforts to find him ongoing treatment, little has been available to address his mental illness and he has suffered... Read More


County residents in need of free vision, dental or medical care should clear their calendars: at 9 a.m. Sunday, September 7, Care Harbor-LA an annual free clinic for families and individuals in need, will distribute 4,000 wristbands on a first come basis at the Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena’s VIP Parking Lot (gates will open at 7:00 am)..... Read More
Monique Rivers knows what it’s like to struggle. After returning home from a stint in the Navy, Rivers fell on hard times and became homeless. It was rough going—until she found the Terracina Apartments, newly built, affordable units in Athens that she now calls home... Read More




Los Angeles County is moving forward to strengthen the safety net for children who have been victims of Human trafficking. After two years of work, county departments are working together to provide wraparound services for these young people... Read More



Progress continues on construction of the Crenshaw-to-LAX light rail line. Here are some updates: Help is on the way to support small businesses on the corridor with the establishment of a Business Assistance Center that should be up and running this fall. The center will provide a meeting space, walk-in center and hands-on, customized assistance to business owners... Read More



Los Angeles County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas has nominated of Alex Johnson to the Los Angeles County Board of Education, the seven-member board that governs the Los Angeles County Office of Education... Read More


Sinaa Watkins, 43, is a single mother of two with a 19-year-old daughter and a seven-year-old son. Currently unemployed and living with her mother, Watkins says a job would allow her to get back on her feet... Read More



County residents can now take advantage of new electric vehicle charging stations at various county facilities.Electric vehicle owners near the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s station in Lynwood or the Department of Health Services in Downey for example, can charge their vehicles for up to four hours, free of charge, during the initial year of the program... Read More


Reginald Drummer was homeless, HIV positive and living on Skid Row for four years. But finally, he found the break he needed: Mercy Housing. The nonprofit had just opened the Jefferson Park Terrace apartments on Western Avenue and so he applied for a one-bedroom unit. Four months later, Drummer is working full time as a hairstylist in Beverly Hills, his HIV-related health issues are under control and his life is no longer on a downward spiral.. Read More


The County of Los Angeles is a great place to start or continue a path to your career! Job opportunities are updated daily. You are now able to easily apply for jobs of interest through our community development page. This month's new jobs openings are Medical Center Materials Manager at DHS, Supervisor, Mail and Delivery Service at ISD, Senior Application Developer… and more


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