I hope you had a great Hanukkah. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.
I would like to thank all of the members of the Hilltop Neighbors Association and the Board of Directors for all their hard work over the years.
Their combined efforts have contributed to better neighbor relations between neighbors, local business, St. Bebe’s Church, North Venice Little League, The Mar Vista Farmers Market, City Services and more.
One of the efforts I am most proud of is the hard work cleaning up the encampments at Venice Blvd. and Grand View Blvd. While there were numerous people and groups working on this important project, I would like to thank the Hilltop Neighbors Association and a few Board members for their involvement in the clean up.
Our neighbors have witnessed the ever growing collection of thousands of dollars of stolen bicycles for chop shop purposes. Among the crime incidents we see and report daily here, the Veteran who tried to defend a woman being attacked by a vagrant and then was subsequently murdered by him stands out as one of the most horrific incidents. Children have been subjected to seeing vagrants defecating and urinating as well as blatant drug usage in plain view.
It is inhumane to leave people on the street but we still have to stay vigilant against the well intentioned people who are fighting to keep them there and looking for ways to allow them to return.
Many have reconnected with their families, been offered housing, made available to them others may need assistance here is a number and location for housing … and a place to get meals…..
The Mar Vista Hilltop Neighbors Association has also been working on guidelines for filming on the Hilltop. We have had issues with over usage for location filming and are working together to be good neighbors and business friendly.
The Mar Vista Hilltop Neighbors Association provided a RING system to our own LAPD Pacific Division so they could make their station more accessible to their community during the pandemic.
We are looking forward to seeing you at our General Meeting in the spring and our Neighborhood Party in 2022. We have missed the neighborhood in person gatherings.
Enjoy your holiday season and cheers to 2022 being our best year yet.
Brian Selem, President Mar Vista Hilltop Neighborhood Association
Homeless Outreach Mobile Engagement 1 (800) 854-7771
Homeless Outreach Mobile Engagement (HOME) (LA County Dept. of Mental Health)**
HOME is a county-wide field response unit consisting of teams of professional and paraprofessional staff dedicated to addressing the needs of the homeless mentally ill.
**law enforcement will be involved only if requested by clinicians based on danger assessment.
ACCESS CRISIS HOTLINE 1 (800) 854-7771
24/7 Mobile Crisis Response team. ACCESS operates 24 hours/day, 7 days/week as the entry point for mental health services in Los Angeles County. Services include deployment of crisis evaluation teams, information and referrals, gatekeeping of acute inpatient psychiatric beds, interpreter services and patient transport. Request Psychiatric Mobile Response team – team is made up of two DMH clinicians; law enforcement will be involved only if requested by clinicians based on danger assessment.
ACCESS - Local (213) 351-2813
Psychiatric Mobile response Team (LA County Dept. of Mental Health)
Local offices operating within the purview of the ACCESS crisis line (above). DMH clinicians designated per Welfare and Institutions Code 5150/5585 to perform evaluations for involuntary detention of individuals determined to be at risk of harming themselves or others or who are unable to provide food, clothing, or shelter as a result of a mental disorder. As above, crisis team is two DMH clinicians – law enforcement will be involved only if requested by clinicians based on danger assessment.
Los Angeles Suicide Prevention Crisis Centers 1 (800) 551-1300
24-7 Crisis Response. City service. (213) 381-5111
YOUTH CRISIS HOTLINE 1 (800) 843-5200
Youth Crisis Hotline – 24/7
statewide emergency response system for youth (ages 12-24) and families in crisis with access to over 5,500 free or low-cost resources for youth and families in crisis
Children of the Night 1 (800) 551-1300
Skilled Children of the Night Case Managers assist young American sex trafficking victims with 24-hour services 7 days a week. Whether they need rescue from pimps, access to medical services, emergency & non-emergency transportation, mental health services, psychiatric evaluations or access to psychotropic medications, Children of the Night is ready to serve.
DOMESTIC VIOLENCE & SEXUAL ASSAULT
Peace Over Violence (213) 626-3396 Crisis intervention, counseling, support – 24-Hour hotlines Peaceoverviolence.org
Shelter Assistance Hotline 1 (877) 477-3646 Help with shelter placement, admission
YWCA of Greater Los Angeles Rape Couseling 1 (877) 943-5778
In a safe, non-judgmental atmosphere, the YWCA GLA offers rape survivors the support they need and extends this support to family and friends. 24-Hour Crisis Hotline providing crisis services to callers age 12 and up.
Ongoing services provided out of locations in Compton, South Los Angeles, and South Bay/Long Beach
Covenant House-Hollywood (323) 461-3131
In Hollywood, CHC’s Safe Haven shelter immediately provides for youths’ (18 - 24) basic human needs and urgent medical care. Young people receive a nutritious meal, take a shower with new personal care products, receive new clothes, and sleep in a warm, safe bed. They are then connected to supportive services that will help them thrive.
1325 N. Western Avenue
Hollywood, CA 90027
LA County Adult Protective Services
Adult Protective Services (APS) provides a 24-7 system of in person response to reports of abuse and self-neglect about developmentally disabled adults, physically and mentally disabled adults, and the elderly who may be victims of abuse.
This 30+ year organization was founded by a group of community members who were, and continue to be, committed to the health and safety of their neighbors. The association includes all of the homes and apartments located from Centinela to Inglewood, and Charnock Road to National.
Hilltop’s Emergency Response Organization (HERO) is an all-volunteer Damage Assessment, Search & Rescue and First Aid organization. We have jobs for all adults and skill levels.
HERO is a separate organization from Hilltop Neighbors Association, but our work is possible only because of the great cache of emergency equipment and supplies acquired by HNA with your Annual Dues. Consider joining HERO. Contact Bill Pope who is the Liaison from HERO. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hilltop Neighbors! It’s that time of year for our Annual Association Dues Drive.Your dues are used to fund the purchases of equipment for our neighborhood in cases of emergency.
Please fill out the form below as appropriate with $20 dues, and you can make an additional donation if you like. We accept cash, checks or
Venmo @Wayne-Burklund for payment. If you pay by Venmo, please include your name, address and phone number in your notes.
BURGLARY IS MOSTLY A CRIME OF OPPORTUNITY.
PHYSICAL PROTECTION MEASURES
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It’s that time of year when we have our Annual Association Dues Drive. $20 dues payable to Hilltop Neighbors Assn., or you can pay through Paypal online. Many of our neighbors make additional generous donations, for which we are very grateful. If you are mailing a check, please send to: Hilltop Neighbors, 3276 Keeshen Dr., Los Angeles, CA 90066-1002 .