My personal Update

Guys, I am fine. don’t worry. Sure, I feel like I have been in self isolation non stop for months, but this is really just the 3rd time – I am about to lose track of how many people I serve are COVID-19 positive. However, I want you to know that I 1. have anContinue reading “My personal Update”

Tide Pods, Incentives that Work

Sometimes I have a hard time getting a client who lacks housing to come to a meeting. 2 months ago I instituted the policy of giving out a @tide pod to every client every time they came in to the office to address their homeless status. Our no-show rate has plummeted from 72% to 20%Continue reading “Tide Pods, Incentives that Work”

When Solutions Sound Like Punishment

I am following conversations about how to reduce the number of homeless people living on the streets of Los Angeles. I have very patiently been reading without comment. I really want to see what ideas other people have. And now I really want to move to a mew planet call a bunch of mothers andContinue reading “When Solutions Sound Like Punishment”

Homeless Services are Supposed to Help.

I love Los Angeles and admire the DPSS programs and @SheilaKuehl the BOS member for my neighborhood. After 11 years of working with and around them I have a deep appreciation for them. So imagine how horrified I am to find out that someone has been homeless for years and has been asking the systemContinue reading “Homeless Services are Supposed to Help.”

One More Time When Mom Was Right

Let’s talk about what not to wear. When you have a need, and go to an office (doctor, lawyer, dentist, therapist, social service) where you expect professional assistance from an educated individual : dress to blend in with the atmosphere. Do NOT walk into the county DPSS office in a bikini, topless, pajamas, torn sweats,Continue reading “One More Time When Mom Was Right”

That Time I Lead a Freeway Chase With a Crazy Man in My Car

This morning I was talking to one of the parents at my little kid’s school. He asked why I assumed the helicopter sound from when my Scion blew a tire was an actual helicopter – did I have a guilty conscience? Um, yes. Yes I do. As a case manager at LMP Community I usedContinue reading “That Time I Lead a Freeway Chase With a Crazy Man in My Car”

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