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”

Winter Shelter: NOW

We are ‪crying out and pleading for an early opening of LAHSA.org Winter Shelters and more! This will be a bone chilling & deadly storm if we do not open warming stations overnight and during the day. @MayorOfLA @LAHSA @GavinNewsom @LACountyCEO @MRTempower @LASheriff_AlexV ‬ #shelter #rescue #losangeles Also, try to see the medical costs ofContinue reading “Winter Shelter: NOW”

Desperately Seeking a Daughter

It is almost Thanksgiving, a holiday built around family togetherness. but there are many families who will be in complete this year. One in particular, is on my heart. I have spent the last week and a half on the phone with a mom and dad whose adult daughter is homeless in Tarzana and currentlyContinue reading “Desperately Seeking a Daughter”

New Eyes, Welcome to Hell

Today I had a new staff member join my team. It will be their job to work inside of a hospital emergency room and talk to clients who come in who are homeless, specifically those who are homeless with mental health or substance use issues. While the same person has worked gently with Medical systemsContinue reading “New Eyes, Welcome to Hell”

Conspiracy by Carol W

This was posted on a Facebook group today. Before you read I suggest that you go get some popcorn and then a chair with a seatbelt because I don’t want you to fall to the floor with disbelief or laughter. the homeless situation. Anonymous post I speak from experience and can back up everything thatContinue reading “Conspiracy by Carol W”

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