Help House Her | An Interview with Writer and Director Sonja Phillips

We are grateful to be mentioned in an interview with Director Sonja Phillips, on her documentary short film called, “Help House Her.”

Here is the article and check out the film which features two of our dear friends, Dori and Donna.

Help House Her | An Interview with Writer and Director Sonja Phillips

 

Help House Her, written and directed by Sonja Phillips

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Los Angeles Daily News article PUBLISHED: February 17, 2019

Facing a homelessness problem, West Valley residents make a grass-roots push to be part of the solution

Laura Rathbone (left) and her sister Alycia Rathbone-Monroy (right) organized Sisters on the Streets to provide homeless women with feminine hygiene products. (Photo by Antonie Boessenkool.)

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Last year marked the first drop after three years of increases in the number of homeless people in Los Angeles. But in the San Fernando Valley, the number of people living on the streets rose. And while voters approved measures to generate millions for homeless housing and services, there has been pushback, too, against plans to build shelters in some communities.

Against that backdrop, members of neighborhood councils in the west San Fernando Valley and people working at homeless service organizations have made a grassroots push to pave the way for homeless services in the area.

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Public Forum on Homelessness Solutions | December 1, 2018

Are you frustrated over the homelessness crisis? Do you want to know what is being done about it?

If you were able to come, this event was one of the many public Homeless Forums held in the West Valley.  Events like these allow the participants to learn about the current solutions being enacted around the homeless crisis.

Events like this one include city and county agencies, non-profit housing developers, religious institutions, non-profit agencies, and social workers trying to fix this crisis. They are available to answer questions and concerns about homelessness.

Hosted by West Valley Neighborhood Alliance on Homelessness

This event was:

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  • West Valley~Warner Center Chamber of Commerce
    6100 Topanga Canyon Blvd.Woodland Hills, CA 91364

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November 2018- Connect Day

Once again Sisters on the Streets attended the Homeless Connect Day held at Bridge To Home, a Santa Clarita Winter Shelter/ feeding and shower site. All major providers were in attendance as well as some new organizations! West Valley food bank handed out snacks, nice! We met with a non profit who was doing women’s make up and hair.  This event provides an opportunity for Sisters on the Streets to meet other change makers.  Thanks to our volunteers that show up every month to serve and to bring donations.

October 2018 Connect Day

October 2018 Homeless Connect Day was held at Our Prince Of Peace in Woodland Hills! LA Family Housing organized a great event with the support of Councilman Bob Blumenfield. Sisters on the Streets was set up in the outside courtyard along with other giveaway booths such as Empowered Gifts, Hope Mill, Operation Blankets Of Love and much more. Services and providers inside were from the Department of Mental Health, Tarzana Treatment Center, Veterans Services, Youth Services, LA Public Library, Parking Ticket Resolution, DPSS and much more.

We were able to provide so many clothes for the participants who attended the event. One woman shared her success in obtaining housing and she was able to select new clothes for her new closet. Women were able to take as much feminine hygiene as needed. There were some people from the shelter as well.

Huge thank you to our volunteers! Anne that runs the hygiene, Christin that helps with bras and underwear, Fancy Nancy and Kristin that brought mens dress shirts and much more, Nikki for separating items before the event, Frazier for help loading/unloading and always helping out, and thanks to everybody else as well! It’s a never ending job to keep hanging up clothes throughout the event but such a great feeling to match up the perfect outfit with someone in need. Such a blessed day. The biggest thanks is to the participants for coming to the event to get services and update their info and of course, for letting us serve them.

September 2018 Connect Day

This months connect day was hosted at LA Valley College! Sisters on the Streets had a great set up outside of Monarch Hall, while all the other providers were inside helping people signup for signing up for services.

We had 8 volunteers help distribute our giveaways. We had plenty of items to give (pads, tampons, underwear, bras, adult diapers, clothes, shoes, make up, soaps, hair product, lotion, brushes, sunscreen,toothbrushes, toothpaste, chap stick, shaving razors, hats, belts, bags and snacks).

We all love helping people find clothes that fit their style and size, as well as providing basic hygiene necessities. Being able to provide clothes and all the giveaways to people that are going through tough situations, is a big part of Sisters on the Streets. If you or anyone is interested in being involved or helping out by volunteering, donating, spreading awareness, or collecting for us please contact us!

Change Agents!

Alycia organized for community kids to get together at the Sylmar Neighborhood Council Office to put together hygiene packs for our outreach! Getting them involved in the community and sharing the idea of ” there is no them, there is only us”.

Meeting with the Youth! | Valley Korean UMC English Ministry Young Adults group

Sisters on the Streets was able to meet with the Valley Korean UMC English Ministry Young Adults group! We presented our mission and shared stories of the street. We recommended ways to help the community and then they helped make hygiene packs for our outreach!

If you would like us to speak to your group or school, please contact us and we can arrange a date.  Awareness and outreach is so important to our mission.

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If you want get involved or know someone who needs assistance, please contact:  sistersonthestreet@gmail.com
We also need your financial support and only you can help us make a difference.

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