Domestic violence and victim shaming

A few months ago Phil Hermance posted on my Facebook page that is was acceptable for his thfriend to punch and push and hit me because I must of "asked for it".

This people. This is unacceptable stupid and I’m ashamed to know men or women who think, say, and publicly post this view.

Domestic violence leads directly to homelessness in women. And when it happened in my own home , I was told to rent an apartment and move out because he was home more than I was and "deserved" to stay there.

Ugh.

5 people in 3 hours

I am so freaking sick of my own voice.
Somehow I snagged a 10 minute lunch and was told I had people waiting in the lobby.

Homeless parents living in LA Family Housing
Living in cars
Living with friends
Being evicted

And I have to assess languages, level of need, need for mental health therapy and Domestic Violence services and look for shelter openings

And oh yah, a new girl is training with me.

I spoke like a shady rapid fire used car dealer for hours today.

And no. No one in management where I work cares about what I do or ever has a kind or encouraging word to say.

Local activism

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Dear @fuentds4la, I love Pacoima and bought a home here but now there is talk of gentrification what are the plans to keep the low income families in their homes and what’s the plan to boost mom and pop businesses and reduce crime.

Let’s work together to make Pacoima a place of universal pride so no one would want to harm it…because it is home.

Back My Kickstarter – Shedding Affluenza

HElp teach Darla about the real value of people

Help teach Darla about the real value of people

You all know that Poverty and Homelessness are causes close to my heart. I am trying to find ways to explain poverty, culteral diversity , and appriciation for who people ARE rather than what they HAVE to my daughter.
This is my result.
I want to spend time taking Darla to all the different types of neighborhoods that we can reach on the weekends. WE will take photos and eventually publish an e-book about her adventures and what she has learned.
YOU can be in the book!

YOU can give us instructions on locations to explore.

We will be eating the local food and staying where we travel.

Our book will explore poverty, racism, cultural diversity and how other people live (rich and poor).

Please support us!

Successful or not, you know I won’t raise another Ethan Couch!

Living Wage – what you need to earn to actually survive

Hourly Wages 1 Adult 1 Adult, 1 Child 1 Adult, 2 Children 1 Adult, 3 Children 2 Adults 2 Adults, 1 Child 2 Adults, 2 Children 2 Adults, 3 Children
Living Wage $11.37 $23.53 $27.15 $33.96 $17.20 $21.62 $22.95 $27.97
Poverty Wage $5.21 $7.00 $8.80 $10.60 $7.00 $8.80 $10.60 $12.40
Minimum Wage $9.00 $9.00 $9.00 $9.00 $9.00 $9.00 $9.00 $9.00

Typical Expenses

These figures show the individual expenses that went into the living wage estimate. Their values vary by family size, composition, and the current location.

Monthly Expenses 1 Adult 1 Adult, 1 Child 1 Adult, 2 Children 1 Adult, 3 Children 2 Adults 2 Adults, 1 Child 2 Adults, 2 Children 2 Adults, 3 Children
Food $242 $357 $536 $749 $444 $553 $713 $904
Child Care $0 $550 $767 $983 $0 $0 $0 $0
Medical $142 $434 $451 $430 $287 $425 $394 $410
Housing $943 $1,420 $1,420 $1,907 $1,137 $1,420 $1,420 $1,907
Transportation $285 $555 $639 $686 $555 $639 $686 $698
Other $97 $222 $269 $352 $162 $214 $238 $286
Required monthly income after taxes $1,709 $3,538 $4,082 $5,107 $2,585 $3,251 $3,451 $4,205
Required annual income after taxes $20,508 $42,456 $48,984 $61,284 $31,020 $39,012 $41,412 $50,460
Annual taxes $3,132 $6,489 $7,490 $9,363 $4,749 $5,960 $6,332 $7,711
Required annual income before taxes $23,640 $48,945 $56,474 $70,647 $35,769 $44,972 $47,744 $58,171

Typical Hourly Wages

These are the typical hourly rates for various professions in this location. Wages that are below the living wage for one adult supporting one child are marked in red.

Occupational Area Typical Hourly Wage
Management $50.67
Business and Financial Operations $32.28
Computer and Mathematical $40.66
Architecture and Engineering $40.79
Life, Physical and social Science $32.75
Community and Social Services $22.10
Legal $47.22
Education, Training and Library $25.18
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media $24.37
Healthcare Practitioner and Technical $36.19
Healthcare Support $13.37
Protective Service $22.53
Food Preparation and Serving Related $9.28
Building and Grounds Cleaning and maintenance $11.60
Personal care and Services $10.78
Sales and Related $12.94
Office and Administrative Support $16.65
Farming, Fishing and Forestry $9.04
Construction and Extraction $23.55
Installation, Maintenance and Repair $21.63
Production $13.73
Transportation and Material Moving $13.84

This information was gathered and published by MIT

The cost of Living in LA

Restaurants [Edit] Avg. Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 10.99 $ 8.00

15.00

Meal for 2, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 52.00 $ 40.00

60.00

Combo Meal at McDonalds or Similar 6.23 $ 6.00

7.35

Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 5.00 $ 4.00

6.00

Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 6.00 $ 5.00

7.00

Cappuccino (regular) 3.84 $ 3.00

4.50

Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 1.59 $ 1.00

2.00

Water (0.33 liter bottle) 1.32 $ 1.00

2.00

Markets [Edit] Avg.
Milk (regular), (1 liter) 1.03 $ 0.92

1.32

Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g) 2.64 $ 2.00

3.25

Rice (white), (1kg) 2.04 $ 1.00

3.00

Eggs (12) 2.80 $ 2.00

3.94

Local Cheese (1kg) 8.00 $ 5.00

11.02

Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg) 6.73 $ 4.99

11.00

Apples (1kg) 2.80 $ 2.00

4.39

Oranges (1kg) 2.23 $ 1.50

2.99

Tomato (1kg) 2.37 $ 1.96

3.00

Potato (1kg) 1.57 $ 1.00

2.20

Lettuce (1 head) 1.34 $ 1.00

2.00

Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.72 $ 1.29

2.00

Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 10.50 $ 7.99

15.00

Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.35 $ 1.50

3.00

Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 3.39 $ 2.00

5.00

Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 6.00 $ 5.31

7.50

Transportation [Edit] Avg.
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 1.50 $ 1.50

1.65

Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 75.00 $ 60.00

84.00

Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 4.00 $ 2.55

5.00

Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff) 2.45 $ 1.86

3.11

Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 30.00 $ 25.00

76.80

Gasoline (1 liter) 1.07 $ 1.00

1.12

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 19,250.00 $ 17,000.00

21,085.00

Utilities (Monthly) [Edit] Avg.
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 85m2 Apartment 117.25 $ 80.00

152.49

1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.11 $ 0.10

0.15

Internet (6 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 39.88 $ 30.00

50.00

Sports And Leisure [Edit] Avg.
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 43.43 $ 30.00

55.00

Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 12.75 $ 10.00

15.00

Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 12.00 $ 11.00

14.00

Clothing And Shoes [Edit] Avg.
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 43.67 $ 30.00

60.00

1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, …) 34.50 $ 29.00

40.00

1 Pair of Nike Shoes 87.57 $ 74.00

100.00

1 Pair of Men Leather Shoes 99.29 $ 75.00

140.00

Rent Per Month [Edit] Avg.
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,635.28 $ 1,200.00

2,000.00

Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,149.80 $ 800.00

1,475.00

Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,721.43 $ 2,400.00

3,000.00

Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,961.54 $ 1,700.00

2,200.00

Buy Apartment Price [Edit] Avg.
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment in City Centre 5,614.19 $ 4,305.56

8,072.93

Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 2,011.20 $ 1,200.00

3,392.00

Salaries And Financing [Edit] Avg.
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 3,750.77 $ 3,200.00

4,500.00

Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 4.18 4.00

4.50

These data are based on 1462 entries in the past 18 months from 212 different contributors.

Last update: July, 2014

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