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 and […]Read More When Solutions Sound Like Punishment
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by Don Garza I saw two videos in the past month in which the people speaking made a distinction between homeless people : we call them the deserving poor and the non deserving poor. Many people suffer with illnesses that can not be seen . Not only mental illness , but physical illness and they […]Read More Deserving Poor vs Non Deserving Poor
Food Insecurity – it is a fancy way for saying “I could go hungry or be unable to feed my family”. Food is a main part of human budgets. Food is fuel, medicine, community, and comfort – but without food, a person will surely die. Almost 13% of Americans are “Food Insecure”. Food insecurity: “Limited […]Read More Can We Talk About Food?
Meet Each Need with Dignity. What does that look like?Read More Let’s Discuss Dignity
What a great idea! I look forward to it being tuned and improved and a convenient point of service. Until then, I will continue to follow cases on the Department of Public and Social Services Internet site.Read More Los Angeles County DPSS Mobile App.
I can tell that homelessness in children has increased dramatically. I know this because I work with homeless parents and my case load has grown and grown like a weed. No. There are not enough shelters for families. Yes, children are sleeping in boxes, on sidewalks, in parking lots, in parks, on kitchen floors, on […]Read More Yes. There are many homeless children in Los Angeles.
Hourly Wages 1 Adult 1 Adult, 1 Child 1 Adult, 2 Children 1 Adult, 3 Children 2 Adults 2 Adults, 1 Child 2 Adults, 2 Children 2 Adults, 3 Children Living Wage $11.37 $23.53 $27.15 $33.96 $17.20 $21.62 $22.95 $27.97 Poverty Wage $5.21 $7.00 $8.80 $10.60 $7.00 $8.80 $10.60 $12.40 Minimum Wage $9.00 $9.00 $9.00 […]Read More Living Wage – what you need to earn to actually survive
Yesterday Crisi saved Darla’s life and then the perks of employment and affluence kicked in to make what could have been a nightmare into a random parenting adventure. Background :I have two daughters. Jax is all grown and Darla is 3. As the first of my friends to have a child, I raised Jax without the benefit […]Read More Our adventure with near drowning and Arcadia Ca.
A child left in a hot car can die; but some kids call a car home. How do we help them? #hotcarRead More Don’t leave your neighbors alone in a hot car