Los Angeles County
has the largest homeless population in the Nation. The County and
City of Los Angeles initiated a campaign called "Bring Los
Angeles Home" to end homelessness and
to prevent people from becoming homeless.
Currently, several county
departments and other agencies provide services to the homeless via
the Skid Row Outreach project,
Skid Row Eligibility Workers (EW)
and Homeless Case Manager (HCM) from Department of Public Social
Services (DPSS), Social Workers from Department of Mental Health
(DMH), Department of Health Services (DHS), Department of Children
and Family Services (DCFS) and an emergency team on call from Los
Angeles Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA).
DPSS developed "Permanent
Housing Assistance SErvices (PHASE)". It is an
application that allows EWs, HCMs, Social Workers, DPSS Management,
other County Departments, and agencies to enter data, track and
monitor all the services regarding
homeless families and their dependents.
To access PHASE,