Homelessness: Midnight Stroll

This initiative seeks to create a piloted after-hours drop in center to meet the health and safety needs of unsheltered members of the transgender community.

Key Impact

528 individuals impacted
550 bags of food distributed

The Midnight Stroll and After Hours Cafe was launched as a pilot project by the Asian Pacific AIDS Intervention Team in January 2017 in collaboration with the Los Angeles Transgender Advisory Council and The Wall Las Memorias Project, along with support from Councilman Mitch O’Farrell, the Los Angeles Police Department and several community partners.

With 68% of transgender persons experiencing homelessness have a lifetime experience of domestic violence and 42% of this population report being victims of domestic violence, Midnight Stroll offered needed, temporary respite for homeless transgender in the Hollywood area. The initiative created a piloted after-hours drop in center to meet the health and safety needs of unsheltered members of the transgender community. Under the program, volunteer outreach workers walked along Santa Monica Boulevard, from Vermont Avenue to La Brea Avenue, providing water, food, and clothing vouchers, while also promoting HIV testing and other services.

Issue Area

Homelessness & Housing

Partners

City of Los Angeles
Special Service for Groups (SSG)
Asian Pacific AIDS Intervention Team
City Council
Los Angeles Police Department
The Wall Las Memorias Project

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