What is HomeWalk?
HomeWalk our 5K walk, is part of United Way of Greater Los Angeles’ year-round campaign to end homelessness. In 2008, over 4,000 people and 250 volunteers walked together to raise approximately $500,000. Participants in HomeWalk are also led on an educational journey, inspiring walkers to learn more about the crisis of homelessness and what they can do to solve it.
How will the funds be used?
All money raised from HomeWalk is distributed back into the community to help quickly rehouse homeless families and provide permanent housing with supportive services to the chronically homeless. Our rapid rehousing partners quickly move homeless families into permanent housing and provide short-term income support and additional support services (food vouchers, access to medical care and day care) to help ensure a successful transition. Our permanent supportive housing partners provide subsidized apartments with on-site services available, such as health care, mental health and substance abuse treatment programs.
Now more than ever we need to work together to fight poverty.
So we can end homelessness for good.
When is HomeWalk?
Visit the My HOMEWALK HOMEPAGE for more information.