Outreach & Support
There are several organizations providing a variety of direct services to the homeless population in Malibu, including temporary and transitional shelter/housing, food, and basic personal care services.
The People Concern
The People Concern is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that provides comprehensive, coordinated services to homeless individuals throughout Los Angeles County.
In June 2019, the City contracted with The People Concern to provide and manage a two-person Malibu Outreach Team that engages with and performs outreach to homeless individuals and families on the streets, hillsides, and beaches of Malibu. will perform outreach, engagement, and case management services to homeless in Malibu. The outreach workers assess the needs of these individuals and connect them with, or provide referrals to, local services, housing, and resources. The workers make ongoing contact with individuals who have perhaps become accustomed to life on the streets or in hillside encampments or beach tents.
The Outreach Team performs its activities eight hours per day, five days a week, beginning in the early morning when homeless individuals are most likely to be engaged.
The People Concern Reports
In addition to monthly Activity Reports, the Outreach Team provides Outcomes Charts that quickly summarize their monthly engagement numbers, including the number of individuals housed, relocated, or back on the streets. The chart provides a quantifiable metric to measure changes over time and supplements their monthly narrative report.
Monthly Activity Reports
Outreach Outcomes Charts
The Las Virgenes-Malibu Council of Governments (COG), comprised of the Cities of Agoura Hills, Calabasas, Hidden Hills, Malibu, and Westlake village, was awarded Los Angeles County Measure H funds, which were utilized to hire a homelessness outreach worker to serve the five cities. The outreach worker, hired in March 2020, provides regular activity reports to the COG.
OUTSIDE SUPPORT SERVICES
Other local and regional agencies or organizations not directly affiliated with or working on behalf of the City provide services and access to support for homeless individuals in Malibu and surrounding areas.
The Malibu Community Assistance Resource Team (CART) is a 501(c)(3) community-based team of volunteers that provide basic needs for homeless individuals in Malibu. CART volunteer activities include: Homeless Connect Days - Provide assistance to the County on events that provide services that meet basic needs Mobile Eye Clinics - Partner with UCLA to provide eye and vision services, including exams, prescriptions, and glasses Food, Lunches, Dinners - CART supports ongoing dinner and lunch programs through both donations and volunteer power Laundry programs - CART collects and distributes donated food, clothing, toiletries, bus fare, transportation, books for courses, sleeping bags, and more Assistance for newly housed - CART provides basic supplies needed when someone is placed in their new home.
LA HOMELESS SERVICES AUTHORITY (LAHSA)
Formed In December 1993 by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors and the City of Los Angeles Mayor and City Council, Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA) is an independent joint powers authority that provides funding, program design, outcomes assessment, and technical assistance to more than 100 nonprofit partner agencies that assist homeless persons achieve independence and stability in permanent housing. LAHSA’s primary role is to coordinate the effective and efficient utilization of federal and local funding in providing services to homeless people throughout Los Angeles County.
ST. JOSEPH CENTER
St. Joseph Center is a 501(c)(3) multifaceted social service organization based in Venice offering Outreach & Engagement, Housing, Mental Health, and Education & Vocational programs to working poor families, as well as homeless men, women, and children of all ages. With respect for the dignity of each person, St. Joseph Center offers resources and tools to help each individual become productive, stable, and self-supporting members of the community. St. Joseph Center provides services through cooperative arrangements with other agencies, including The People Concern and LAHSA.