Megan Fox donates video appearance fee to OPCC’s Sojourn Services

In Eminem’s highly anticipated music video for the chart-topping single, “Love the way you lie,” Megan Fox and Dominic Monaghan portray a couple experiencing the extremes of an abusive relationship. Shot in Los Angeles, Megan Fox generously donated her fee for her video appearance to OPCC’s Sojourn Services For Battered Women and Their Children. http://youtu.be/uelHwf8o7_U

Sojourn provides women and children in crisis, a safe space to regroup, rebuild, and reestablish their self-esteem and lives as they break the cycle of domestic violence. For more information on Sojourn Services please visit www.opcc.org

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OPCC awarded HUD grant to house 40 chronically homeless people

Good news! OPCC has been awarded a grant of nearly $1.7 million from the U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for its work in providing housing subsidies for the chronically homeless population in Santa Monica and the Westside of Los Angeles. The competitive grant is part of a Federal “Shelter Plus Care” package of more than $10 million awarded to three Los Angeles-area non-profits, the City of West Hollywood and the L.A. County Department of Mental Health.

The Shelter Plus Care grant will allow OPCC to provide housing and services for 40 more chronically homeless adults living with multiple disabilities, from mental illness to substance abuse issues and chronic health problems – people who have the most to lose by remaining on the street.

OPCC currently serves over 250 formerly homeless, disabled individuals in permanent housing each year through Shelter Plus Care funding, 94% of whom stay housed. Clients are housed in rental units in various Los Angeles area apartment buildings and must contribute one-third of their income toward the rent each month in order to participate. For more information or to make a donation, go to www.opcc.org

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