Our newsletter highlights the latest activities and developments in homelessness services in Pacific Palisades and notifies about Community Meetings.

Please Note: Beginning with the March 2020 Newsletter, we have switched to bi-monthly publication.

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The following is an excerpt from the May-June 2020 Pacific Palisades Task Force on Homelessness Newsletter.  To read this newsletter in full, please click here.

Pictured: Stanley, PPTFH client, happy that Will Rogers State Beach restrooms reopened on April 11

On March 11, 2020, Carol Newark, a prevention advocate from Venice Family Clinic’s Common Ground, gave a presentation about many issues, ranging from needle safety to Coronavirus. In attendance were PPTFH volunteers, LAPD beach patrol, Lifeguard Captain Eric Howell, and our outreach team.
Carol demonstrated proper technique for handling and disposing of discarded  needles used to inject heroin and methamphetamine. Our team has recently uncovered several abandoned campsites in our hillsides and beaches. We found discarded needles which have the potential to transmit serious diseases such as HIV and Hepatitis B and C. Not only did Common Ground supply plastic sharps containers to our volunteers, but they have committed to assist us...

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