Vote! Election date

Hey @gop and Democrats, March 3rd is the Primary for voters in Los Angeles! And yep! I vote in every election I can. Play a game of Let’s pretend: Vote like a woman. Vote like a minority. Vote like someone with few resources. If that felt weird to you, then ask yourself what your votingContinue reading “Vote! Election date”

Amy Jo Knows

She has a bachelor’s degree and works two jobs. Even though she earns more than the minimum wage she’s still always dancing on the edge of actual poverty. The poverty line does not reflect the cost of living in actual poverty. You can listen or choose to read her moving speech. Watch it here

Homeless RADAR

I am yards away from @MRodCD7 Monica Rodriguez’s district office in the Sunland Tujunga area at the Vons grocery store. As I climbed into my car my daughter and I noticed this person settling down for an evening of sleep between the cars. Because I know the area, I’m curious as to why this personContinue reading “Homeless RADAR”

Pots and Pans – giving what I can

When you first moved out on your own, did your folks give you the “hand me down” dishes and pots and pans? These particular pots in the picture have been with my family for about 30 years. I somehow own three full sets of pots and pans, including the brand new Tiffany Blue set thatContinue reading “Pots and Pans – giving what I can”

A Home for Someone Homeless

I’m at Roger Jessup Park to look at the Community Garden when I spot it. I’m not really sure what this mailbox is receiving mail for, but because it’s right next to the porta potties and where this person’s card is, it looks like this is their home. It is almost domestic. It looks likeContinue reading “A Home for Someone Homeless”

What I Have to Tell You is Different

I translate Homeless services into Soccer Mom speech. Andy Bales of @URM can tell you about housing homeless folks and running a shelter agency. I am currently running two homeless shelters but his view is more salient than mine. Through him I have discovered officer Joseph, a man who wears a badge and walks theContinue reading “What I Have to Tell You is Different”

Working while Homeless

Shout out to @TheCamp_TC, a California cross fit company in So Cal. Recently one of my clients who is having meless began working at The Camp. This job is helping her earn and save and work herself into permanent housing. I won’t tell you who she is or where she works, but I will tellContinue reading “Working while Homeless”

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