This poem by Fady Joudah made me that no of all the times we have bulldozed tents and shelters in Skid Row with the idea of deterring homeless people from sleeping on the streets. Our neighbors are financial refugees.
Not all shelters… That sounds like a social justice hashtag, right? They’ve been using this house as a homeless shelter for the last year. That’s what I found in a cute little neighborhood and the residents can stay for a 90 days each. Each bedroom has two beds and the guests are gone every dayContinue reading “What a shelter can look like”
Did your income me or ability to pay rent increase by 65%? The housing cost did. This is just one, but arguably one of the most important, factors of homelessness. https://www.latimes.com/business/real-estate/story/2019-12-27/l-a-rent-rose-65-percent-over-the-last-decade-study-shows
GOD didn’t wait until we were perfect before He loved us. We are to love others the same. ~Pope Francis, Christmas Eve Mass~
Sow me an interesting adult and I will show you a once difficult child. Behavior and mental health are so complex. http://musebycl.io/health/santa-rethinks-naughty-or-nice-wks-remarkable-mental-health-ad
It is 1am on the longest night of the year as I sit staring at the Moon from my window . Outside the citizens of the street are sleeping, huddled into tents and sleeping bags, cowering in stoops and trying to survive the dark. Between now and next Thanksgiving, over a thousand of them willContinue reading “Homeless Memorial Day”
Pro tip from a doctor, look up the actual drug price when your insurance won’t pay. Read the article for better instructions. https://www.hometownstation.com/santa-clarita-news/health-and-beauty/pediatrician-in-santa-clarita-offers-tip-for-parents-when-a-childs-medications-arent-covered-305520
Homeless sucks. It is dirty, gross, disease festering and ugly. Nobody likes it. Do you understand that? The homeless and the housed in California want this misery to end. And, by the way, we are trying… But here is the thing, it is important that folks stay alive while we work to fix it. PeopleContinue reading “Dear Robert Marbut”