Skid Row is not a destination most type into their GPS and yet when I saw the headline a few days ago that actor Nick Stahl had disappeared there, I grew curious. I’ve done some volunteering in Los Angeles’ “Skid Row” and to be clear, it’s no row. In fact, it’s more like a little city inside the parameters of downtown LA, inside of the city of LA, inside of the county of LA. Small in size, large in populus.
In reading more about what Skid Row is (and I assume it got its moniker after prison’s skid row from which no one returns) I stumbled upon this five-part series. Each short is only a few minutes long, but documents an interesting glimpse into the infamous quagmire of drugs and hopelessness. Sadly, I can only attach them as links due to the WordPress system, but if you take the time, I think you’ll appreciate the education.