Remembering a Longtime Friend: Adrienne Taylor
Remembering a Longtime Friend
LA CAN lost a longtime friend in March. Adrienne Taylor passed away after a long and brave battle with cancer. Adrienne worked in the Skid Row community for almost 20 years and believed deeply in social justice. She also was integral in the formation of LA CAN – she was a case manager at the Rossmore Hotel, where she provided meeting space and other support for the tenant committee that eventually founded LA CAN. She later became one of the founding Board members of LA CAN.
Beyond her contributions to LA CAN as an organization, Adrienne was a close friend to many of us. She was a steadfast and loyal friend, honest and direct, supportive no matter the situation, and also not afraid to challenge you when that was needed.
Adrienne was also a mother of three who worked hard every day to provide for and set a good example for her children – she raised two amazing young women and laid a strong foundation for her 10-year old boy.
Adrienne fully embodied one of LA CAN’s favorite descriptors, “Sista Soldier.” We will miss you deeply, but your memory and impact remain forever.