This Friday, October 29th, Tristan Thompson will be helping to create a memorable Halloween event for children experiencing homelessness in Los Angeles. There will be costumes, candy, games, prizes for everyone, arts-and-crafts, face painting and special treats to eat. Residents and past residents of Alexandria House as well as children from the surrounding community will be in for a fun day thanks to the generosity of Tristan.
Many of the children served by Alexandria House have experienced deep poverty, trauma, and homelessness in their young lives and this day will be a respite from the realities they have endured.
According to the 2020 Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority report, more than 7,400 or 12% of the county’s homeless population is under 18 years old. Homeless youth include students living on the street and those housed in motels, cars, or any space not intended for human habitation.
Judy Vaughan, Founding Director noted “Because Los Angeles is the homeless capital of the United States, it is a major significance that Tristan Thompson is not only providing a fun day for impoverished families but is also giving a national platform on homelessness, the housing crisis and the difficulties in healing from trauma and becoming stable. Alexandria House is grateful for his support and addressing the needs of those so horribly impacted by this crisis.”
Alexandria House provides an array of holistic services and resources, including: emergency, transitional and permanent housing, referrals to medical care, legal assistance and job training; counseling; intensive case management; free child care and a community of support. In addition, Alexandria House is a hub for the neighborhood, providing food, clothing and other resources to our surrounding community. Children in the neighborhood participate in our after-school program, teen center, and camps.
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