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.
Linda Boyd, RN, BSN, MN, Program manager at the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health. LAC Department of Mental Health Program will speak on Laura’s Law also known as Assisted Outpatient Treatment which was initiated following the 2001 killing of Laura Wilcox by an individual suffering from severe mental illness.
Ms Boyd will discuss:
What Laura’s Law looks like in Los Angeles?
How many people meet criteria for Assisted Outpatient Treatment?
What is the goal of Assisted Outpatient Treatment?
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