Finding and securing employment is one of the biggest barriers to escaping homelessness. There are over 47,000 homeless people in Los Angeles, and they all face the same two basic hurdles when finding employment: transportation and inflexible homeless shelter policies.
Our goal was to develop a strategy that would measurably increase job placement rates among LA’s homeless population. To do this, we concepted OpenSOLA, which is a partnership program that integrates social workers, homeless shelters, ride share services, and local chambers of commerce and companies within LA county to increase accessibility and OpenSOLA employment opportunities for the homeless.
The OpenSOLA online portal
How it works