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Death at any age creates a void in the lives of those left behind, but the avoidable deaths of youths creates a void in all of us. On today's show, we welcome members of the Youth Justice Coalition and students at Free Los Angeles High School who will join us to speak about their personal losses, their lives and their efforts to change the conditions which almost make these losses inevitable. Our guests are:
Brandon Jackson tribute for Jackie Castillo, Brandy Brown tribute for Cris Carter, Tanisha Denard tribute for Lynnard Baker and Kim McGill tribute for Sylvester Tellez. Reach members of the Youth Justice Coalition at 323-235-4243
Following that, we will speak with Dwayne Mc Elwee about a program which began for him while serving a sentence of 25 years in prison. the program is Rescue a Life
Rescue a Life is a community based organization, which provides re-entry services and housing to the homeless and the formerly incarcerated. The William D. Pugh home is our housing program facility. The goal of the services offered at the William D. Pugh Home are to address the immediate needs, temporary housing and reintegration of men who are homeless. While providing services to participants, our case managers develop working alliances with employment services and treatment providers throughout the county of Los Angeles to form a service network of resources to assist both residents and participants in our program.
Our mission is to serve men, women and families who come to us for assistance, with compassion and understanding while supporting and promoting self-sufficiency. We believe every person should reside in a safe, nurturing environment, in joining with others to change systems which oppress, discriminate or otherwise cause human suffering, and to work towards affirming and supporting a healthy individual life. We believe the formerly incarcerated, mentally and physically challenged should be able to live in security and dignity. We provide a variety of services to ex-offenders, at risk youth, families in need and to people with physical disabilities that dignifies each individual while providing the needed tools to help extend independent living and promote physical and mental well-being.
For more information, contact: Dwayne McElwee , or call him at: 424.243.1916