When Richard Zaldivar founded The Wall Las Memorias Project, his goal was not simply to build a wall to honor those who died of AIDS and offer a place of solace and remembrance to their loved ones. He also built, through his organization, a groundbreaking community health and wellness resource and inspired public conversation about a disease that makes people scared and uncomfortable. [ Read More ]
A nonprofit organization that serves some of the most vulnerable communities in Los Angeles is facing a major loss in funding from the city. On Wednesday, about 30 members of the nonprofit The Wall Las Memorias Project and advocates attended the Los Angeles City Council meeting. [Read More]
As part of Mental Health Awareness Month, The Wall Las Memorias — a local community health and wellness organization dedicated to serving minority and underserved populations — will hold a free community event at its Boyle Heights hub on Sunday.
The event is called "Honoring Our Women, Nurturing Our Soul" and aims to draw attention to mental health issues in the Latino and LGBTQ+ communities. [READ MORE]
Charo speaks at The Wall Las Memorias’ Honoring Our Women, Nurturing Our Soul event in Los Angeles on May 21. [Read More]
1,259 Latinos lost their lives in Los Angeles County from 2016 to 2021, not far from the 1,673 whites who perished during the same period [ Read More ]
“He was the best brother; He loved to play, sing and dance with the children, and if you needed anything, he was always willing to help anyone, ”says Benjamín Valdez, regarding his brother Joseph, who died of a cocaine overdose in 2020. .
This is how Benjamin remembers his brother, who, he says, died by "accident" because no one tried to help him prevent drug use. [ Read More ]
Fentanilo, metanfetaminas, xilocaína son nombres de opioides que conocen perfectamente los jóvenes y, aunque muchos los han probado, no todos viven para contar su historia porque han muerto, o porque sufrieron daño cerebral permanente como Jesús Tapia Gómez, de 24 años. [Read More]
A medida que nuestro país está cada vez más fracturado, encontrar un terreno común puede resultar difícil. Una de las pocas cuestiones que cuenta con un amplio apoyo en todo el espectro político es la necesidad de reducir los costos que pagan los pacientes por sus recetas.
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As St. Patrick’s Day approaches, the Safer WeHo Coalition is taking action to ensure individuals have access to life-saving resources during a time of celebration and increased risk. On Saturday, March 18th, 2023, the coalition will be distributing free naloxone and fentanyl test strips at the “Make Your Own Luck” event in West Hollywood Park.
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The Institute for Public Strategies’ West Hollywood Project joined activists and members of health organizations like Being Alive Los Angeles, LGBT Center’s Trans Wellness Center, AHF, The Wall Las Memorias, APLA Health, Los Angeles Centers for Alcohol and Drug Abuse (LA CADA), and Los Angeles Department of Public Health to distribute overdose prevention information and resources along with life-saving Fentanyl Test Strips and Naloxone nasal sprays.
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