A”Treasure of Los Angeles”, Lamp was honored on Thursday for it’s achievements. These men live in an independent apartment building owned and run by Lamp. Lamp has placed Supportive Services into the building to help the tenants transition form homelessness to successful independent adults.
Dignity Even in the shelter, he irons his clothing
These are some of the men who keep us up and running. They fix everything.
Sometimes I forget to come back and show you the beauty of Skid Row. Some philanthopist will say the beauty is the social work, but I believe it is the faces of the people on the street. Majestic or withered, people are beautiful.
You know you are on Skid Row when this is how the streets are cleaned! Yes, the police are guarding the workers. I am dtrying my best not to mention that you can sell drugs right next to the police cars while they are out on guard duty and you won’t get arrested and unlessContinue reading
This is Stoney, I knew if Ilooked hard enough I could find a picture I had taken of him,I told him about the NPR article and he smiled ad said “yeah, they paid me 10 bucks for that”.
It is odd to see someone you know in the news . . . this NPR article has a picture of Stoney whom I have known for years. He is not exactly who I would pick to write a story on homelessness about; but on the other hand, this man is a scrapper. He canContinue reading
Live, Love, Laugh! These stickers are on the outside of a transitional housing program on Crocker Street on Skid Row.I like it. I also think there should be one that syas “Eat, Shower, and Be Safe”
Gil Cedillo – local hero or really good at political double talkThe following is an excerpt from his interview with LA Downtown News Online. Q: What did you see? A: A lot of drugs. Lots of drug abuse and alcoholism. I’m familiar with that. I’ve had my brother-in-law go through recovery Downtown. I don’t thinkContinue reading
There were more stories about homeless dumping. This one is in the Whittier Daily News. It even made it into international news with the Times Online UK. Perhaps international scrutiny will speed up the change? You already know my view. We don’t need stabilization centers. We need a broad spectrum of services and varying levelsContinue reading