Who I Read / Meet / Tweet / Follow to Learn More on Homelessness in General
United States Interagency Council on Homelessness
National Alliance to End Homelessness: FAQs.
New York Homelessness http://www.coalitionforthehomeless.org/?gclid=COeCmK_D08UCFUuTfgod4DEATA
The neighborhood of Silverlake in Los Angeles http://silverlakenc.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/homeless_flyer_bilingual.pdf has a community council that is on the ball
The Good Rev Andy Bales of Union Rescue Mission.
I love Andy Bales and there is nothing you can do about it. He is a wee bit intimidating because he is all business and knows his stuff and all the players in the game. I feel very much like the Soccer Mom Social Worker that I am when he is around. However, if you want to know what keeps people down and who the local leaders are that are lifting them up – he is your man. http://urm.org/tag/andy-bales/
Mollie Lowrey – You could save 3 lives a day for the next 20 years and still not do as much good for the world as this lady has.
Full discosure, I stalked the skid row agency ( LAMP) she founded for 6 months before they hired me – I believe in her that much. Her most recent venture is staffed by people who have taught me lasting lessons about homelessness. check them out here http://www.housingworksca.org/ourwork.html
John Best Celina Alvarez Gerald Minsk
(John taught me how to speak to people in crisis and understand what homelessness really is)
(Celina has always had it together and taught me to smile at everyone, all the time – also I say “folks” because she does)
(Gerald knows all the ins and outs of Social Security and Disability and other benefits)
(Alicea Polk – one of the nicest and smartest women I ever worked with.)
If you ever have the chance to connect with any of these 3 people, do it! I am very jealous that they all work together without me.
National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty – Read everything they publish http://www.nlchp.org/reports
Natalie Profant Komuro Natalie : life changer by day and super model by night? (I am speculating here, we all know it could happen)
Proving you can look like a supermodel and show compassion like a saint – Glendale California has Natalie. Follow her Twitter @Aanacapa and her lead at the Ascencia agency http://www.ascenciaca.org/
Joel John Roberts at ePath http://www.epath.org/staff/joel-john-roberts
Joel John Roberts, the Pied Piper of my Social Worker friends
Several of my friends and coworkers have gone to work for PATH and have never regretted it.