This non profit has been continually focused on the needs of homeless across LA County. The initial focus was on unaccompanied homeless youth but that view has broadened to include families that are experiencing homelessness and adults. The information, resources, fact sheets and collaborative partners are essential to support our county's most vulnerable population which is sadly increasing. I encourage everyone to check out the updated What I Need Mobile app designed to provide direct links to a myriad of needed resources across the county for unaccompanied youth, families and adults experiencing homelessness.
The Win app is an incredibly effective tool for getting homeless children and young people off the streets and successfully back into society. We have been watching and supporting Our Children LA for several years. We are always impressed by their impact, professionalism and exponential growth. If we could get this app into the hands of even more organizations, government departments and employees, and especially homeless individuals LA county would would be making an even larger dent in solving our homeless issue. We highly recommend Our Children LA and their "WIN" app.
I am a supporter and continue to be in awe of the work and mission. It has been wonderful to witness the power of technology to transform lives, and provide access to critical resources for youth and families. Our Children LA enables people to live with dignity.
Very impressed by the good work that these guys are doing. There should be this service in every city! I give it my full endorsement!
I am proud to be on the Board of OCLA which is performing a unique and extremely important function for our community. I live in Santa Monica and every day see so many homeless attempting to survive on the streets so it is good to know that they now have some way to find out about and locate vital services.
Such an important issue and a huge mountain to climb - I'm beyond thankful that they are doing something about our children!
I am a big supporter of OCLA and their App for homeless at-risk youth. It provides needed services, resources, safe spaces for a very vulnerable population. Often, these children are runaways, thrown out of their homes for being gay. The App gives these homeless youth a way to connect with caring people willing to help.
Every major city in the country has a need for the incredible work that OCLA is doing to help the homeless youth of Los Angeles. I have been keeping my eye on this great non-profit for a few years now and I am continuously amazed by the dedication and commitment to the cause. It's truly touching and I not only whole-heartedly support, but also am so proud to see efforts such as this at play in our society. Thank you for everything that you do and keep up the great work!!!
LA County is one of the most populated and expansive counties in our nation. I have worked with several nonprofits looking to compile resource lists for their clients and I always make sure to direct them to Our Children LA and their beautifully designed WIN (What I Need) app. Not only is the app user-friendly, it is the best maintained resource guide in LA County. In the past I have sent in requests for resource updates and was emailed back by staff the same day. In the world of social work, programs and resources change so frequently due to the nature of our funding shifts. Having a resource guide that is maintained at this level is critical to the people we serve and demonstrates a great empathy to our neighbors who need help at times.
I became aware of OCLA in March of 2019. The service they deliver the homeless and needy is like none other. We have people in need and we have services in place - but they must find each other, quickly and safely. The WIN app and OCLA directory are what provide that critical link. We need all those in the caring professions and those in need to know about this app and to spread the word. The founder is passionate and innovative, which is what we need to address this critical social issue.