Andy Bales

Union Rescue Mission

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Andy Bales is chief executive officer of the Union Rescue Mission, which provides emergency shelter and a range of other services to homeless people in Los Angeles.

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Founded in 1891, the Union Rescue Mission is Skid Row’s oldest shelter.

‘Playing chess with a genius monster.’ Union Rescue Mission’s Andy Bales on the fight against COVID-19 on Skid Row

Founded in 1891, the Union Rescue Mission is Skid Row’s oldest shelter.

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President Trump now plans to get rid of tent encampments and put homeless people in Los Angeles and other west coast cities into government-run facilities.

Trump admin talks about moving California's homeless into federally-backed facilities

President Trump now plans to get rid of tent encampments and put homeless people in Los Angeles and other west coast cities into government-run facilities.

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Homelessness in LA County dropped 3 percent from last year. Sounds like good news for Mayor Eric Garcetti, who wants to end homelessness by year 2028.

Skid Row activist: LA homelessness should be treated like an urgent disaster

Homelessness in LA County dropped 3 percent from last year. Sounds like good news for Mayor Eric Garcetti, who wants to end homelessness by year 2028.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

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