West Hollywood Project


The West Hollywood Project is led by the Institute for Public Strategies, a non-profit organization that is dedicated to enhancing the livability of communities through structural, cultural, social and policy change. The West Hollywood Project receives funding from the County of Los Angeles, Department of Public Health, Substance Abuse Prevention and Control.

The West Hollywood Project is guided by an active Community Advisory Board. The all-volunteer Board is made up of grassroots community members, city officials, members of the recovery community and representatives from various service organizations including the Los Angeles LGBT Center, the Tweakers Project and AIDS Project Los Angeles.

The West Hollywood Project is the driving force between creating social change to improve the quality of life in West Hollywood through increased public health and public safety. We work with our community to create alcohol- and drug-free events such as #BOOM!—An Alcohol and Drug Free New Year’s Eve Extravaganza! and #SIZZLE—A Carnival of Attraction at LA Pride. We manage the Safe WeHo Leadership Council, a hospitality resource panel that brings together experts in the hospitality industry, law enforcement, city leaders and businesses to address over service in high-density communities. We conduct responsible beverage service training to West Hollywood bartenders and servers to educate them on proper conduct and service as guided by California Alcoholic Beverage Control and the City of West Hollywood. We also are developing social media campaigns including the Doing It Differently Campaign (#DID) to highlight lifestyle choices that are healthier and safer and to show that people have alternative options for better living. All in all, the West Hollywood Project is about making our community safer and healthier for all residents, businesses and visitors alike!