Prior to COVID-19, over 1 million Angelenos were at extreme risk of becoming homeless, unable to afford a single $400 unexpected emergency expense. Already, the impact of the pandemic has been staggering, with nearly 50% of households in LA County experiencing job loss, furloughs or reduced work hours. Young Angelenos who have recently transitioned out of homelessness represent one of the most vulnerable groups having been disproportionately impacted by layoffs. It is expected that many of them will be forced to deplete their savings within the next 10 days and are at immediate risk of becoming homeless again.
Duet is here to help. We are turning our experience in providing one-to-one support to refugee families into a local grassroots response to support our most vulnerable Angelenos through this crisis, providing them with hot meals purchased from local restaurants.
We need to move quickly.
The crisis we, as a city, are experiencing requires a targeted and agile response. In order to succeed, we need your support.