• Fundraising to fund long term shelter beds for our local homeless that want help.  

  • Legislative Committee - to advocate homelessness issues with elected officials. 

  • Homeless Connect - Establish a community of outreach volunteers to help identify our homeless and the services they need.

  • Hold community meetings to keep the community informed and involved.




To date MBSAFE has gathered all interested people in our community for the following informational events.


  • June 2019 - MBSAFE introduced the community to our organization, our board members and our mission of finding compassionate solutions to Manhattan Beach's homeless while keeping all residents and public places safe for all. 

  • August 2019 - We featured Rita Crabtree-Kampe to talk about how to approach, engage and help the homeless in our community.

  • September 2019 - Emily Martinek, a former homeless woman who shared her story of mental illness and homelessness who ultimately, successfully got services and housing and turned her life around. An interesting and stimulating conversation followed.

  • October 2019 - MBSAFE hosted an informational booth at the Manhattan Beach Hometown Fair.

  • January 2020 - MBSAFE screened "A Night In Jail", an award-winning film that explors the association between drug addiction, mental ilness, and homelessness.​

  • February 2020 - Rita Crabtree-Kampe and Dr. Hahn How to Talk to Your Children About Homelessness

  • September 2020 - George Gabriel and Rita Crabtree-Kampe, Zoom discussion on Manhattan Beach response to homelessness to date and what the community members can do to get engaged.


Upcoming Events


Addiction is “creating a wave of mental illness” among our unhoused individuals, further complicating the solution to homelessness. Now, as spotlighted by Sam Quinones in The Atlantic (October 18, 2021), a new kind of meth is presenting increased dangers to homeless individuals as well as the communities in which they live. 


Dr. Christine Grella, Co-Director of UCLA’S Integrated Substance Abuse Programs, who will inform us about current research and approaches to intervention and treatment of addiction. 

  • What can be done?

  • What is required to genuinely help an addict, particularly someone who is homeless?

  •  Is there realistic hope for addressing addiction?

  • What can we as community members do to help?

Monday, January 24, 2022

7:00 – 8:15 pm | Zoom Webinar


Hosted by: Pacific Palisades Task Force on Homelessness