On November 5, 2018, at the California Endowment, LA City Attorney Mike Feuer, LA County District Attorney Jackie Lacey and the Hospital Association of Southern California convened health care providers, social service agencies and other community experts at a symposium - Addressing the Challenge of Homeless Patient Discharges - which discussed the challenges of homeless patient discharges and identified collaborative solutions to ensure that safe and supportive discharge from medical care is available to all Los Angeles residents, whether housed or homeless.

"Every patient, whether housed or homeless, deserves the kind of discharge that we’d want for our loved ones. The tremendous turnout for today's symposium is a very encouraging sign that, working together, we will achieve this goal."

- Mike Feuer, Los Angeles City Attorney

"My hope is that we develop a clearer understanding of how we can better care for people who are homeless as they rely on us for assistance during a medical hardship."

- Jackie Lacey, Los Angeles County District Attorney

"Homelessness is one of the greatest challenges of our time. Effectively caring for these most vulnerable individuals requires unprecedented collaboration. We are optimistic about the opportunity this symposium provides to increase needed resources and understanding."

- George W. Green, President and CEO - Hospital Association of Southern California



Keynote Speaker: Joshua Bamberger

M.D., MPH, Associate Clinical Professor,
Family and Community Medicine at UCSF, and
Director of Health and Housing Initiatives, 

Non-Profit Housing Association of Northern California

Handouts from Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA)

  • LAHSA / Department of Health Services / Department of Mental Health Referral Form for Bridge/Interim Housing Program

  • Coordinated Entry System Access Point Directory

  • Access the Coordinated Entry System

  • Bridge Housing for People Exiting Institutions (jail, hospital, foster care)

  • Continuim of Care Quarterly Meeting Calendar

Handouts from LA County Department of Mental Health

  • Derechos de Los Pacientes de Salud Mental

  • Countywide Benefits Entitlements Services Team (CBEST)

Handouts from WISE & Healthy Aging

  • Unlicensed Facility Fact Sheet for Placement Agencies

Final Report: Addressing the Challenge of Homeless Patient Discharges