The Homeless Period

You have 2 pairs of pants and 2 pairs of undies. One of each is currently on your body and the spare is in your backpack. You will switch them out tomorrow when you will be near a public drinking fountain or bathroom where you can rinse them out using the shampoo in your hygeine […]

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Invisible People on “typical homeless person”

One of the items that @lampcommunity (now The People Concern) had that drew them to me was Supportive Employment, and I would like to see more of it. Remember in college we had the option if scheaduking classes for 2, 3 or 5 days a week for a few hours at a time? Bring that […]

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JDI is Not Safe or Dignified. Here is Why it Might be Damaging to Your Daughter and Family

I have dedicated my life to finding dignity for others. People with money usually don’t have to hunt for dignity  – people tend to respect money and that somehow translates into a modicum of respect for the person with money. That means it is the underdog I usually root for and assist. FYI, if you are […]

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There is fun in FUNdraising!

Sometimes helping people means sitting with them and listening sharing a meal connecting people to housing teaching life skills arranging public assistance But if case management, therapy or social work isn’t your thing, there are other ways to help out. Galas are fun! Some folks enjoy attending them and using their money for good acts. […]

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The Need For Dignity and Respect

“Expect Respect”. I used to have a handmade sign that said this in my old cubicle. From the security guard to me and up through the politicians in charge of designing, approving and finding programs designed to assist people in their poorest hours, you should experience respect. Dignity is important. People should feel like they […]

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Why you may hear screaming from my side of the desk – flashback to my GAIN days

The job market has not improved to any degree that includes my unskilled and uneducated clients. Private, for-profit, vocational “Schools” are lurking buzzards trying to feed off my slower and more vulnerable decision makers.  It has been a long time since someone has come in and told me that I made a difference in their […]

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Keep All Families Together

PSA: All of my friends who are American citizens—especially those in Los Angeles—when you’re done rallying for and posting about keeping families together, please drop by Skid Row or whatever shelter or homeless encampment your mother, father, sister, brother, uncle, aunt, cousin, baby daddy, baby momma, grandfather or grandmother is at and pick them and […]

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