Most people don't think of the Los Angeles area being cold, but when you are on the streets, the drop in temperature can really be dangerous for people without shelter.
Recently, a grandfatherly man arrived at our doorstep. To look at him, you woudn't think he was homeless, but he was. A year ago, he had experienced a stroke and eventually lost his home, driving priveleges and didn't know how to help himself. BTAC was able to offer him emergency shelter in a local motel to protect him against the tempuratures which dropped down to 40 degrees at night, It was only for a few nights, but it gave him time to connect with a transitional shelter for more permanent housing.
I couldn't help thinking about my own mother who is about the same age. She also had a stroke and I couldn't her living on the streets. I was so pleased that we had been able to help this man, not just for a few nights, but to help build a brighter future.
Thank you for your generous support.