LOS ANGELES — Authorities are asking for the public’s help in identifying a mentally disabled man who was dumped on downtown Los Angeles’ Skid Row months ago and doesn’t even know his full name. A woman who allegedly abandoned him is accused of cashing in his monthly Social Security checks. “Jason” was left in front [...]continue reading
Urban Connection is forming a Media Team that will document and share weekly stories from Skid Row. These documentary-style pieces are meant to capture the real-life experiences of homeless individuals struggling to both live on and get out of Skid Row. Besides informing volunteers on what life on Skid Row is like, these weekly narratives [...]
Paul used to sleep on the streets of Skid Row in a card board box just a few doors down from Urban Connection. After years of being an addict, Paul was able to quit the habit and started to volunteer at various ministries here in Skid Row. Today, Paul volunteers as our Facilities Manager and [...]
Recently, the Urban Connection had it’s biggest volunteer weekend ever! Over the course of three days, we had nearly 100 volunteers from three different groups serving in our facility. At one point, all the groups were serving at the same time, which made for a packed house! Pastor Mel described it as “organized chaos”. There [...]
Skid Row is filled with people that are mentally ill. For the past 6 months this young woman only known as “KiKi” had been coming into our facility during the day and sleeping in front of our building at nights. KiKi didn’t speak to anyone. If anyone tried to harass or even help her, she [...]
Michelle was a newer addition to our family. At the beginning of December, Paul Chisham found Michelle crying on the street. Her wheelchair was broken, rain was pouring down, and she had nowhere to go. Being the great guy that he is, Paul took care of everything. He brought Michelle to the Urban Connection, got [...]
My name is Ashley Nolan and I have been working with Antonio, Urban Connection’s senior case manager, to learn the ropes of case management. Today, I had the pleasure of meeting Jonathan Davis. I first met Jonathan while sitting in the coffee bar. Jonathan is 23 years old and has been homeless for 6 years. [...]
Check out this video of Calvary Chapel Golden Spring’s High School Group (The Gathering) when they came to visit Urban Connection on December 28th 2009!!! Hope to have you guys out SOON…God Bless!