Entries by Allison Marino

Responding to food insecurity

The COVID-19 pandemic has worsened the already dire problem of elder hunger in California and across the United States. According to the National Council on Aging, approximately 7.3 million older adults are food insecure nationwide and this number is expected to increase. In response to the pandemic and the increasing need for food assistance, LifeSTEPS […]

Preventing Homelessness During COVID-19

A single mother of three children in Chino Hills, California was struggling to pay rent. She lost her job due to COVID-19, and was relying on her son’s SSI benefits to keep her family afloat. Caring for her son with autism and helping her children with remote learning made it difficult for her to find […]

LifeSTEPS teams with CVS Long-Term Care program to vaccinate 93 LifeSTEPS residents and staff

Over the weekend, 93 LifeSTEPS residents and staff received their second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at Hollenbeck Terrace and Broadway Villas, two affordable housing communities with permanent supportive housing services located in Los Angeles.  Three weeks ago, LifeSTEPS staff and residents received their first dose as part of the CVS Long-Term Care vaccination program.  […]

Assembly Member Nazarian introduces Housing Plus Services, Nursing Pilot Program bill

At LifeSTEPS, we are thrilled that Assembly Member Adrin Nazarian recently introduced AB 1083, also called the Housing Plus Services, Nursing Pilot Program. This legislation will bring health care and social services directly to residents in their apartments, and help residents to live independently for as long as possible in their own homes. RN coaches […]