TAG: SKID ROW


Prodigal Father: I Went to Skid Row to Find Him

I grew up in a two-parent household until I was in the 2nd grade. My father was my world. He was a business owner and entrepreneur. He had his own roofing company and took care of my mother, younger sister and I on his income. BY PETE WATTS He was a very bright man. He was highly intelligent and had an impeccable memory for things. I remember a time when...

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Stories From Skid Row: Homeless in High School

Jazzmine was told she wouldn’t graduate after her family became homeless. Hope Gardens helped her get her life back. BY UNION RESCUE MISSION STORIES FROM SKID ROW Editor’s Note: Jazzmine’s story is part of the Union Rescue Mission’s “Stories From Skid Row” videos available on the organization’s website, URM.org.Hope Gardens We believe no child should be raised on the dangerous, unforgiving streets of Los Angeles. Yet economic circumstances, illness, and abuse are forcing...

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Union Rescue Mission’s First 5k Walk To Fight Homelessness; WATCH Heartbreaking Skid Row Video

Homelessness is devastating communities nationwide, but nowhere more than in Los Angeles, said organizers of the Union Rescue Mission’s inaugural 5k Walk to Fight Homelessness planned for Saturday, June 2. “We now have more than 58,000 men, women and children living on Skid Row and throughout Los Angeles County each day,” URM said. “For more than 126 years, Union Rescue Mission has provided safe shelter, meals, long-term rehabilitation programs, education,...

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Skid Row: Not By Bread Alone

The homeless on LA’s Skid Row are in desperate straits, but giving them more food will not solve their problems Editor’s Note (World Magazine): This article includes disturbing and graphic descriptions of homeless life in LA’s Skid Row. On a warm Friday afternoon in downtown Los Angeles’ Skid Row, the acrid stench of fresh-spilled blood stung the congealed odors of fossilized urine and unwashed feet. A man whom locals call Turban...

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