LAFH … Pick up the phone

Dear LA Family Housing, I called and emailed you because it was a time sensitive issue that happened this afternoon. An answer was required today and so the opportunity has now expired … If your purpose is to house people then sometimes you’ve got to step out of a meeting and make a 5-minute phoneContinue reading “LAFH … Pick up the phone”

Cover up!

It is absolutely miserable to have to wear a mask 8 hours a day if the mask is ugly. But if the mask is an expression of who you are and can be turned into a fashion statement or a bit of whimsy, and especially if the purchase of the mask helps to cause youContinue reading “Cover up!”

Foodstamps for internet shopping

EBT Online As of April 28, 2020 you can use your EBT card to make purchases online. Individuals and families can purchase groceries online using their EBT card at Amazon and Walmart. If you receive CalWORKs, you may also be able to use your cash benefits to make purchases online at Wal-Mart. California expedited implementationContinue reading “Foodstamps for internet shopping”

Why Choose a Freeway Underpass

Homelessness is many things – but to you and I – it is a visual blight. Tents and boxes and grocery carts and clothes and trash cover the sidewalks lining the street under the freeway overpass. It is loud and car sounds echo – gas fumes linger and can’t escape which creates terrible air qualityContinue reading “Why Choose a Freeway Underpass”

Why you can believe me

When I speak about poverty and homelessness please know: I worked 4 years in Skid Row 10 years in Welfare to Work aka Gain with moms and dads who were homeless, low income, teenage parents and I specialized in people who needed mental health and substance use or domestic violence treatment 3 years in theContinue reading “Why you can believe me”

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