It’s that time of year to be thankful for all we have. Kilowatt is again collecting food for the San Fernando Valley Rescue Mission. But we need your help!
Those extra cans of soup, cranberries, peaches, or that box of macaroni and cheese that is taking up space in your cupboards. We will gladly take whatever canned or boxed food you don’t want anymore. We need your help to stock the pantry of the San Fernando valley rescue mission.
How can YOU help?
It’s easy, next time a service or maintenance tech comes by your home simply give them the food you want to contribute. Or you can stop by Kilowatt headquarters at 4925 Sepulveda Blvd. in Sherman Oaks, and drop off your food donations.😉
An estimated 254,000 men, women, and children experience homelessness in Los Angeles County during some part of the year and approximately 82,000 people are homeless on any given night. Unaccompanied youth, especially in the Hollywood area, are estimated to make up from 4,800 to 10,000 of these. A high percentage – as high as 20 percent – are veterans, about 25% are mentally ill, and 23% are children.
Other Facts About the Homeless Population in Los Angeles:
The average age is 40 – women tend to be younger.
- 33% to 50% are female. Men make up about 75% of the single population.
- About 42% to 77% do not receive public benefits to which they are entitled.
- 20% to 43% are in families, typically headed by a single mother.
- An estimated 20% are physically disabled.
- 41% of adults were employed within last year.
- 16% to 20% of adults are employed.
- As children, 27% lived in foster care or group homes; 25% were physically or sexually abused.
- 33%-66% of single individuals have substance abuse issues.
- 48% graduated from high school; 32% had a bachelor degree or higher (as compared to 45% and 25%, for the population overall respectively).
Update January 27, 2016
The San Fernando Valley Rescue Mission is so grateful to receive all the food donations! We will continue to accept donations thru Friday, December 9 at noon.