#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”

It’s raining, and the old man is asleep on the sidewalk getting soaked

open winter shelter and prevent the cost of sick and wet neighbors

The exhausting state of being a professional advocate for ending Homelessness

Really, it seems simple. California, of all places is especially equipped to feed and house the residents here. California grows enough food to feed the nation. True, our diet would be steak, milk, oranges, strawberries, watermelon and artichoke but who is complaining about that? There are 18,600,000 vacant homes in the United States. There areContinue reading “The exhausting state of being a professional advocate for ending Homelessness”

URM the Difference

Today I was in the Union Rescue Mission for the second time. The first time I went inside the building , I was pregnant with Darla and snuck out of Maternity triage to serve Thanksgiving dinner with the crew and cast of The Bold and the Beautiful (@BandB_CBS). I was not prepared for what IContinue reading “URM the Difference”

Housing Options

When you have absolutely no money, you also have almost no housing options. But, say you do have some money oh, enough to rent a room from someone. How can you find a room that you can afford? How do you find someone who will rent to you given your background story? If you haveContinue reading “Housing Options”

Wealth vs Worth in 1 Picture

In “the Bible Corrected by God” God is changing the captions of the rich to “poor” and vice versa. It was super windy in Los Angeles last night. The screen blue off of my bedroom window. As I walked across my front yard and then started trying to try to catch up with the tumblingContinue reading “Wealth vs Worth in 1 Picture”


Hey guys, So we’ve been hanging out here for over a decade (if you have been here since the beginning). When I started this in an Excalibur hotel room in Las Vegas, I was a little buzzed and talking to my friends Bonnie and Isabel. They did not understand why I spend my days onContinue reading “FAILURE . . .”

Homeless Veteran Services

Homeless Veteran in need of help? Call 1-877-4AID VET (1-877-424-3838) The Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) has founded a National Call Center for Homeless Veterans hotline to ensure that homeless Veterans or Veterans at-risk for homelessness have free, 24/7 access to trained counselors. The hotline is intended to assist homeless Veterans and their families, VA Medical Centers, federal, stateContinue reading “Homeless Veteran Services”

Don’t leave your neighbors alone in a hot car

A child left in a hot car can die; but some kids call a car home. How do we help them? #hotcar

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