Union Rescue Mission / URM will be opening their new Angeles House family facility in South Los Angeles. They will have 86 transitional housing apartments for 364 moms, dads, and their children. Richard Newcomb is the VP of Social Enterprise at Union Rescue Mission with Andy Bales President & CEO of URM.
Los Angeles accounts for 3% of the total United States population and is home to 7% of all people experiencing homelessness. About 58,000 people in Los Angeles County experience homelessness on any given night, of which 22% are under the age of 18. The highest concentration of Los Angeles’ population experiencing homelessness is on the streets of Skid Row — an area less than a mile wide and filled with drugs, drinking, violence, and despair. At the Angeles House project, the Sponsor will be able to address many of the issues around homelessness in Skid Row.
Etta Jenkins, URM Family Emergency Services Case Manager is excited to part of this amazing new project. AMPS Los Angeles reached out to Ms. Jenkins (who has been a skid row support for years).
URM is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that was established in 1891. Today, they are one of the largest rescue missions of its kind in the United States, and the oldest in Los Angeles.
You can support them here: https://urm.org/n/donate-8/.