More women homeless each year

Around the holidays,  focus turns toward the homeless, a shame, since homelessness is a year around issue.  In Los Angeles, more than 30 percent of all the homeless are women.  This is a story I wrote about a woman named Karen Clark (Daily News, Dec. 2009) who lived on a bus bench in Woodland Hills for almost a year until a local resident persistently worked to get her some help. She now lives at a local convalescent home.  The Downtown Women’s Center works hard to reach out,  protect, uplift,  and educate homeless women, especially since Skid Row is such a man’s world.  In this story  I wrote for the Los Angeles Angeles Times (1998), I found a resident who lived there who would walk out each day to reach out to the women of Skid Row.  And in this story, (Daily News, 2006), I write about twin sisters from Northridge who visit the Downtown Women’s Center once a week,  to give manicures and pedicures to those who live at the center.


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