Skid Row Action Plan
COMMUNITY DESIGN SESSION TWO
On August 31 and September 1, 2023, Change Well Project hosted the second of four community design sessions to support the development of an implementation strategy for the Skid Row Action Plan (SRAP)—which seeks to increase safety, empowerment, and wellbeing for Skid Row community members through permanent and interim housing and critical supportive services.
Following a kickoff meeting in June that brought together over 65 diverse stakeholders—including service providers, county and city staff, and residents—this second gathering allowed participants to take a deeper dive into creating the design for priority components of SRAP. Over the course of both days, specific workgroups engaged in ideation and design mapping exercises to begin to develop concrete workplans and client paths around the following SRAP recommendations:
Additional Community Recommendations
Harm Reduction Health HUB
24/7 Low Barrier Health Center
Each group focused on mapping and designing key components
for each of the recommendations—and how these will be
delivered to and experienced by Skid Row residents. In the
coming months, workgroups will continue to design
the recommendations and key components as well as
identify resources needed to implement their designs and build support and commitment among community partners.