Pacoima Food Pantries

Note: Pantry distribution dates and times are subject to change. Please call the pantry to verify that this information is current. Most pantries serve according to geographical service area. Food pantry clients should bring photo identification with them to the pantry. The identification should show client’s current residential address. Some pantries have an application processContinue reading “Pacoima Food Pantries”

start an application for aid on-line

CalWORKS, FoodStamps, Medi-cal applications can be begun on-line. Here is the link. I tried it out for you: pretty simple until you get to the part where you explain the relationships http://www.benefitscal.org/BenefitsPortal/landing.html

Hero of the Week

okay, so it has been about a year since I posted a hero.   Today’s hero is unlikely .  It has been said that Drink is the only madness that people CHOOSE to have. For those folks, the Road to Sobriety can be a madness all its own. I see families torn apart by substanceContinue reading “Hero of the Week”

Welfare Warriors and Mommy Bloggers

@helpamotherout  @jessicagottlieb Today we are going to explore groups of people who  found a way to use their voices to 1. Be heard 2. Change their corner of the world to make it nicer for everyone. Let’s start with my favorite combination of these two groups: http://www.helpamotherout.org/” It can take an average of $1,100 a yearContinue reading “Welfare Warriors and Mommy Bloggers”

more wristbands for the Health Clinic in Downtown

The Downtown Los Angeles RAM clinic started today at 6 am. Wristbands have been given out and still hundreds of hopeful clients are standing in line. Special Notice: Additional Wristband Distribution is Wednesday April 28 Remote Area Medical® (RAM) will distribute a limited number of wristbands on Wednesday, April 28 starting at 10 a.m. on the eastContinue reading “more wristbands for the Health Clinic in Downtown”

USICH : What is it , why do I give it a #fail ?

USICH stands for United States Interagency Council on Homelessness. Nothing on their page will tell you that, unless you hover over the tab in your internet browser. I literally had to Google it.  I am hoping that, as an agency , they are better at their job than they are at getting their name outContinue reading “USICH : What is it , why do I give it a #fail ?”

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)

I heard the PSA for SNAP today. It was good, reduced stigma and answered basic questions. You do not need to be on Cash Aid to qualify for Food Stamps. The state Food stamp program is SNAP and it is no longer composed of paper coupons that look like Monopoly money. The application can beContinue reading “Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)”

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