Heart in Hand LA is a non-profit organization founded by UCLA students that strives to create safer and more hygienic living conditions for the vulnerable populations of Los Angeles. We aim to provide the homeless, the undocumented, and ethnic minorities with masks, hygiene packages, clean clothes, and food. We also connect them with health and social work-related resources. Our goal is to raise awareness about social injustice and advocate for the importance of community service to eliminate such discriminations.
"The community outreach aspect of this organization drew me in. Offering COVID-19 kits to the homeless population during the pandemic was a noble cause as they had the highest risk of contracting COVID-19. Helping to be a part of that movement was a great feeling."
-Sreeram Kurada, Research Committee Co-Director (2021-22)
"The mask-making events! I found them to be extremely wholesome and relaxing. I loved getting the chance to meet everyone in-person and learn more about the people in the club!"
-Andre Fabian, Volunteer Co-Director (2021-22)
"I would encourage others to join HHLA because it has given me a sense of agency in helping people understand and take action against the homelessness crisis. It is an easy environment to learn and grow in, and HHLA offers a lot of support in creating your own helpful content."
-Nyoko Brown, Research Committee Intern (2021-22)