This is the SONC Human Services Committee.
Human Services Committee Members:
Pamela Harris, Co-Chair
Sarah Manuel, Co-Chair
HSC_Draft Mission Statement
SONC's Human Services Committee is committed to educate, elevate and empower
the Sherman Oaks community to help develop equitable solutions for both our
housed and unhoused neighbors by addressing the complexities of homelessness,
housing/rental rights, mental health issues amongst other issues. Serving as a
liaison between the stakeholders and elected officials and SONC, we hope to
communicate the needs, encourage participation through educational community
projects and outreach.
Each month, bring in guest speakers re: education about a local organization that is
addressing homelessness, housing/rental rights for constituents, educating and
promoting best practices to help address the homelessness crisis.
Host bi-monthly service projects in collaboration with a Sherman Oaks local
non-profit. Bring community members together to serve a common goal whether
we are helping individuals, families or other non-profits that serve the Sherman
Oaks community members that are experiencing hardship.
Collaborate with other SONC committees in joint efforts including but not limited to
PLUM, Outreach, Education and Public Safety Committees.
Lastly, make our voices heard at City Hall. File community impact statements to
hold all City governing bodies accountable for inequitable policies, advocate for City
service support when the community feels services have fallen short and receive
routine reports on efforts of housing and rehabilitation within the privacy practices
Call to Action
The rising homelessness issue affects us all. Whether you are housed or unhoused -
we face this issue together. Do you consider it important to know your rights as a
homeowner or renter? Do you consider it important in understanding the
complexities of homelessness? Do you find yourself to be someone who is willing to
research and develop programming to improve the Sherman Oaks community? If
so, the Sherman Oaks Neighborhood Council Human Services Committee needs
you! Please come to the meetings, get involved and share your ideas with the
Recordings of Prior Meetings:
August 1, 2022
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