Today’s desk sign.

I am frustrated today. “I can’t learn anything, I am pregnant!”   “You won’t give me more money for my new baby?!?!” “I don’t see why I have to look for work if I have to take maternity leave in over half a year”. Here is my frustration – you are in CalWORKS because youContinue reading “Today’s desk sign.”

The Hollywood Dorms

Because sometimes we are just “in between homes” and need a night or a week, or a month or so in a bed while we prepare to go to our next home. It sounds interesting, like a hotel but not as posh – just a place to come inside and rest while moving between homesContinue reading “The Hollywood Dorms”


Sign up! Raise money and walk to end homelessness. Or just come out for the booths and information fair. Every year at Exposition Park the United Way puts on a HomeWalk to create “Pathways out of Poverty” All of the movers and shakers in the movement to end homelessness and solve the epidemic of povertyContinue reading “HOME WALK 2010”

United Way Home Walk : my 1/2 second of Fame

Look Mom,  ( and @mWomack !) I am on the Internet! Last year I did the Home Walk with MAXIMUS Inc, where I work. I went to look at The United Way LA’s page today and found my daughter (in the scarf) and I (chubby girl with sign held in front of face – byContinue reading “United Way Home Walk : my 1/2 second of Fame”


  The sign bearers are not just asking for one meal, one night of sleep, or one hand out – they are looking for momentary hope so they can face the bigger issues they are up against. They are asking for one bite sized morsel of HOPE.  How often do you help by giving hopeContinue reading “Hope”

School on Wheels

On September 13th the Los Angeles Unified School District will start the 2010 – 2011  School Year. At least one student in every school will be homeless. In some schools, it is more like 2 or more homeless students per grade. How can these kids – living in shelters, shuffling between family and friends – keep up withContinue reading “School on Wheels”

Education vs. Welfare – Please Set Your Priorities on Stun

Last week the rate of Homeless Welfare parents who sat at my desk without earning a GED or High School Diploma was 80%. The number was easy to calculate: I only saw 20 clients and 16 of them came to CalWORKS without a High school Education. Of the 4 who had a GED/HS Diploma – oneContinue reading “Education vs. Welfare – Please Set Your Priorities on Stun”

FRAUD! How to See it and Report it …

(800) 349-9970 Money that is mispent here is stolen from the needy. Examples:

Third strike for stealing food?

Gregory Taylor was released from jail after he had been convicted on the Three Strikes law upon stealing food from a church that often sheltered him. He was hungry and homeless, not acting as  a hard-core criminal. Read more about him and the Stanford Law students who worked his case ♥♥

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