US Regression, changing DV rules

This week, in the shadows of impeachment hearings and Kobe’s death, the US redefined Domestic Violence. It stripped it down to a 1960’s definition. Why should you care? Well, because Domestic Violence is a large cause of homelessness for women and children. Read more here: https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/trump-domestic-abuse-sexual-assault-definition-womens-rights-justice-department-a8744546.html

Gaslighting and Why We Don’t Leave Abusers

“How could these parents bring their kids to live on the street ?” vs “Why did you stay when he hit you?” As I have been saying for years, many of my clients have become homeless because they needed to escape an abusive relationship. They left. They escaped. They took their kids with them. DuringContinue reading “Gaslighting and Why We Don’t Leave Abusers”

Imagine – what do you do?

Your options: Stay Home Stay with family Stay in a motel Rent an apartment Move to a shelter Become homeless The Rules: Whatever choice you make, your kids come with you. You have enough money for 2 weeks in a motel, one month in an apartment, 2 months with family, forever homeless or forever inContinue reading “Imagine – what do you do?”

Blame the mother? Must we ?

When a woman is paid significantly less than a man is, and the man in her family is not in the home but she has children to feed : a boyfriend is as much an economical tool as he is an emotional partner. If men are paid more, then a man is needed to payContinue reading “Blame the mother? Must we ?”

Five Powerful Ways Abusive Narcissists Get Inside Your Head

Five Powerful Ways Abusive Narcissists Get Inside Your Head. Read this. It may not be YOUR relationship but if it looks familiar, tell somepne. We all know someone in an abusive relationship and it isn’t always physical.

Not Abused Enough?

Reasons to support @Urm,@abales and @Path. I am on my coffee break and typing as fast as I can on my phone from the parking lot. Kamikaze Friday has begun. The picture tells the tale. A woman came in for help and 211 and all of my other handy numbers failed. I can’t find herContinue reading “Not Abused Enough?”

Not Abused Enough?

Reasons to support @Urm,@abales and @Path. I am on my coffee break and typing as fast as I can on my phone from the parking lot. Kamikaze Friday has begun. The picture tells the tale. A woman came in for help and 211 and all of my other handy numbers failed. I can’t find herContinue reading “Not Abused Enough?”

Skid Row (and Poverty) needs a Reality Show

I see staff from @authentictv Authentic Entertainment every day at the local 7 – 11 where I sing for my coffee. At the coffee bar I explained that they worked down the street from the greatest reality show just waiting to happen – the Welfare office. A bald hipster sent a smile to me aboutContinue reading “Skid Row (and Poverty) needs a Reality Show”

Are Homeless People Citizens ? Will the Sheriff’s Department Care About the Answer?

#voteLASheriff @OlmstedInstead @tanakalasheriff @vinceforsheriff @BurbankPD

CalWORKS and Domestic Violence

  E. Child Support Good Cause Claim for Non-Cooperation   Prior to referral of an individual to the local child support agency, the county welfare department shall determine if that person has good cause for non-cooperation. 107 County welfare departments must inform all applicants/recipients verbally and in writing of their right to request an exemptionContinue reading “CalWORKS and Domestic Violence”

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