Love People Project
LOVE PEOPLE PROJECT
(661) 755-2767
23837 Arroyo Park Dr. unit 1010
Valencia, CA 9135
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Volunteer/Founder: Julie Beijer
Volunteer/V.P: Joe Pieper
Volunteer: Angela Leib
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FACTS & STATISTICS
Los Angeles County according to the latest
reports by the Weingart Center released Nov 21,
2013 in the LA Times. This makes LA second to
NYC in the nation, a 15% increase in two years.

One out of 45,or about 1.6 million children
are homeless
each year, according to a 2009
study by the National Center on Family
Homelessness. Reported by American Instituted
for Research. (latest reports found)

Alaska, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho,
Nevada, New York, Oregon, Rhode Island,
Washington State, and Washington
D.C. have the highest rates of homelessness,
according to a study released in 2007 by The
National Alliance to End Homelessness.(latest
reports found)

People who are homeless frequently report
health problems: 38%
report alcohol use
problems,
26% report other drug use problems,
39% report some form of mental health problems
(20-25% meet       criteria for serious mental
illness),
66% report either substance use and/or mental
health problems,
3% report having HIV/AIDS,
26% report acute health problems other than
HIV/AIDS such as tuberculosis, pneumonia, or
sexually transmitted diseases,
46% report chronic health conditions such as
high blood         pressure, diabetes, or cancer


The McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance
Act
was the first—and remains the only—major
federal legislative response to homelessness.
President Ronald Reagan signed the act into law
in 1987. There have been many revisions to the
Law since.

Recognize National Homeless Persons’
Memorial Day
Every year, on or around the first day of winter
(December 21), nearly 100 communities
nationwide hold local memorial services to
remember people who have died homeless
during that year.
Join us this year on
December 21, 2013 as we hold a candlelight
vigil in Los Angeles and walk with the
homeless community.
              Dates to Remember
April 13, 2014 Love People Project Board Meeting
@ 6:30 pm
in Valencia @ Starbucks, Granerey Square, 25912 McBean Pkwy, Santa Clarita,
CA 91355
LPP is a public non-profit and all meetings are open for new and current members. If
you would like to attend and be part of what LPP is doing to make a difference in this
world please join us. We are still in need of a Treasurer, Bookkeeper/Accountant,
Organizations/Opperations person, and volunteers.
Please send us an email or call us if you can attend this event.

                      News
March 16, 2014: Five Volunteers: Julie, Joe, Missy, Kevin, and Nick set-out to help
the homeless in Santa Clarita Valley. After several attempts looking under bridges,
walking through the river bed, and driving all over the SCV valley...we finally found
Rich. Rich is originally from New York, and was living homeless there for years before
he made his way out to California. He lives under a bridge and has several basic
items. He was enthusiastic, intelligent, and full of life. He walked us to some other
homeless friends that live down the way in the riverbed. Unfortunately they where not
their for us to help, but Joe (VP) went back a couple days later and brought the other
two gentlemen each a “Life Pack” and he also brought new tennis shoes to Rich.









March 29, 2014: There where eight “Life Packs” left from our SCV delivery attempt.
So Sunday at noon we drove to Van Nuys, CA. Julie, Joe, Angela, Missy, and John
volunteered their time to help with this event. There are several homeless that live by
the state and court buildings off of Van Nuys Blvd. We successfully found all eight
people to help within 3 blocks of each other, and what a blessing it was to help. First
we found John digging through the trash at the county Jail, he had a bike, was in his
70’s, and had a young demeanor. He said he didn’t need anything but directed us to
the rest of those that did.
When we drove down the street we found Shalene sleeping on the concrete with just a
blanket and a few items. She knew that God brought us to her, to help her. Around the
corner was Troy, Prince, and Madena, they have been homeless for several years,
but find more resources in Van Nuys. They laughed when they found out that John did
not take a “Life Pack” because they said he needed most, because all of the stuff next
to them on the curb, well…it belonged to John and that he needed to downsize.
Next we drove around another block back to where we started because Angela was
sure she saw someone sleeping, she was right. We meet Steven, he was just released
from jail two days before; he was placed in jail for sleeping on the streets…ironic.
Steven and Joe talked awhile about the Dodgers and many other life events. He was
such a genuine person, and he felt so blessed to receive the “Life Pack” items
especially since the rain was coming. There was a lady talking to Steven as we walked
up, Krystal, she had lived on and off the streets, and also was clean but had been a
drug addict since she was 12. She s working hard to change her life after she almost
lost her life back in November when she was attacked on the streets. LPP and a
specific volunteer in our group who is gifted in individual help is extending their hand
to continually help Krystal succeed.
As we where leaving a couple walked by, Marvin, and Karen, they are hoping to leave
the homeless life soon. They are trying to start over in Apple Valley where they will get
married. Until then they were pleased to receive a “Life Pack” and they hope to pass it
on to someone else when their circumstances change.