Los Angeles County to Reunite Children and Families Separated at the U.S. Border at Supervisor Solis’ Direction

2020-10-27T13:25:50-07:00October 27th, 2020|Community, Immigration, In the news, Press Release, women children and families|

LOS ANGELES, CA – At the direction of Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda L. Solis, the Board of Supervisors today voted in favor of reuniting 545 children with their families who were separated starting three years ago during the Trump Administration’s immigration crackdown at the U.S. border, as disclosed by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) [...]

Establishing a New Empowerment Program to Address the Digital Divide in Underserved Communities at Supervisor Solis’ Direction

2020-10-27T13:07:52-07:00October 27th, 2020|Community, In the news, Press Release, women children and families|

LOS ANGELES, CA – The Board of Supervisors today unanimously approved a motion authored by Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda L. Solis, and co-authored by Supervisor Kathryn Barger, establishing a new empowerment program to address the digital divide in Los Angeles County underserved communities. “Access to computer devices and broadband connectivity are critical initial steps [...]

Proclaiming October 29, 2020 as Latina Equal Pay Day at Supervisor Solis’ Direction

2020-10-27T10:33:19-07:00October 27th, 2020|In the news, Press Release, women children and families|

LOS ANGELES, CA – At the direction of Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda L. Solis, the Board of Supervisors today voted in favor of proclaiming October 29, 2020 as Latina Equal Pay Day. “Structural racism is driving the wage gap,” said Supervisor Solis. “Latinas fare the worst in the gender wage gap, and this injustice harms [...]

LA County to Address the Needs of Single Women Experiencing Homelessness

2020-09-29T12:44:03-07:00September 29th, 2020|Affordable Housing and Homelessness, Community, In the news, Press Release, women children and families|

Just under one-third of the 60,000 people experiencing homelessness in Los Angeles County are women — a 15 percent increase over 2019, according to the 2020 Greater Los Angeles Homeless Count. The Homeless Count, however, does not reveal how many of these women are single, rendering them invisible. To address this, the Board of Supervisors [...]

LA County Supervisor Hilda L. Solis Announces New Child Care Program for Essential Workers

2020-09-23T15:47:54-07:00September 23rd, 2020|Community, Health, In the news, Press Release, women children and families|

Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda L. Solis on Wednesday announced the launch of a new $15 million Countywide program that will provide child care vouchers to 5,000 essential workers and low-income working parents through Dec. 30. “Child care is the backbone of our economy and parents seeking child care are facing financial hardships as the [...]

Supervisor Solis, Baby2Baby, and Build-A-Bear Provide Baby Essentials and School Supplies to Families in Need

2020-09-23T15:41:37-07:00September 22nd, 2020|Community, Health, In the news, Press Release, women children and families|

Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda L. Solis on Sept. 21 joined the nonprofit Baby2Baby to distribute backpacks, school supplies, diapers, baby wipes, teddy bears, and ice cream to students at Shirpser Elementary School, an El Monte campus where all children come from households that are under the federal poverty line. The event was sponsored by [...]

Supervisor Solis Announces LA County to Donate $1 Million to Baby2Baby to Provide Baby Essentials to Families Impacted by COVID-19

2020-09-04T23:24:23-07:00September 4th, 2020|Community, In the news, Press Release, women children and families|

Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda L. Solis and Baby2Baby, a nonprofit providing baby essentials to families in need, partnered to host a free drive-thru distribution of diapers and baby wipes on Friday, Sept. 4, at the East Los Angeles Civic Center, 4801 E. 3rd St., Los Angeles.  Volunteers expected reaching 400 children. In addition, representatives [...]

Supervisor Solis Urges Companies and School Districts to Work Together to Bridge the Digital Divide

2020-07-20T23:50:45-07:00July 20th, 2020|Community, In the news, Press Release, services, women children and families|

In response to Gov. Gavin Newsom’s announcement on school re-openings, Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda L. Solis released the following statement calling on corporations and technology businesses to help bridge the digital divide: “I applaud the Governor’s decision to insist that counties reduce the rate of community transmission before schools re-open for in-person classroom learning [...]

LA County to Identify Funding to Continue Offering Young People Work Experience through Youth@Work

2020-07-07T12:47:34-07:00July 7th, 2020|Community, In the news, Jobs, Press Release, women children and families|

Youth have been hard hit by the windfall of job losses due to the COVID-19 economic downturn. The state reported that from mid-March to April 25, youth between the ages of 16 to 24 made up 53.3 percent of all unemployment claims. This hardship is felt more acutely by foster youth, youth experiencing homelessness, our [...]

LA County Supervisor Hilda L. Solis Statement on Release of Dual-Status Youth to Safe Settings

2020-05-26T11:28:41-07:00May 26th, 2020|Community, In the news, Press Release, Public Safety and Diversion, women children and families|

Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda L. Solis released the following statement after the Board of Supervisors approved her motion directing LA County’s Department of Probation, and other pertinent departments, to use their authority to release dual-status youth — young people involved in both the County’s child welfare and the juvenile justice system — to alternate [...]