Love is Trans-formative

Love changes you. Love for something outside of yourself allows you to change the world. Love for your fellow man makes you want to make the world a better place for everyone. You may, or may not, know that I used to be a Sunday school teacher and I am a practicing Methodist which isContinue reading “Love is Trans-formative”

Why Choose a Freeway Underpass

Homelessness is many things – but to you and I – it is a visual blight. Tents and boxes and grocery carts and clothes and trash cover the sidewalks lining the street under the freeway overpass. It is loud and car sounds echo – gas fumes linger and can’t escape which creates terrible air qualityContinue reading “Why Choose a Freeway Underpass”

Some people will never get it

This tongue in cheek letter about tv shows during COVID is also like our neighbors in a homeless crisis. If you are only inconvienced by something you become annoyed by it. My friend, Michelle Settergren, says that racism and COVID have one thing in common – they can develope right next to you but untilContinue reading “Some people will never get it”

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”

March 27th – Updates to services re COVID-19

Hello, Things are changing fast in the world and we are doing our best to keep up. Please let me know if there are any Homeless Related services or questions you want to be researched and answered. HANG IN THERE! Here are updates for you, March 27th. 211 Always a good first call, and theirContinue reading “March 27th – Updates to services re COVID-19”

#2020LACountyHIConference take aways

I’m sitting at this conference in a lovely room with 600 other people (I did 3rd grade math , 10 bodies per table, 40 tables in the room and an overflow room). This is what I’m taking from the conference… Granted, I’m cranky from spending $24 parking and being turned away from the registration… CaliforniaContinue reading “#2020LACountyHIConference take aways”

The Homeless Scorecard

Sometimes I work with someone who is homeless and it is like playing a game of “Bingo blackout”, where almost every cause or reinforcement of poverty/homelessmess is present. This is not a fun game…it it the mental checklist I use to sort needs and plan care. Using this I can see and sort needs andContinue reading “The Homeless Scorecard”

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”

Dear Robert Marbut

Homeless sucks. It is dirty, gross, disease festering and ugly. Nobody likes it. Do you understand that? The homeless and the housed in California want this misery to end. And, by the way, we are trying… But here is the thing, it is important that folks stay alive while we work to fix it. PeopleContinue reading “Dear Robert Marbut”

Homeless Person’s Memorial Day

Homeless persons memorial day is the first day of winter. Over a thousand people died homeless on the streets of Los Angeles each year. As we watch her Facebook feed and see the famous actors and singers were passing, and we mourn their loss, please take a moment to memorialize the people we saw butContinue reading “Homeless Person’s Memorial Day”

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