Deserving Poor vs Non Deserving Poor

by Don Garza I saw two videos in the past month in which the people speaking made a distinction between homeless people : we call them the deserving poor and the non deserving poor. Many people suffer with illnesses that can not be seen . Not only mental illness , but physical illness and theyContinue reading “Deserving Poor vs Non Deserving Poor”

Donating After Disaster

Grab on to that urge to give. Dont let it slip away. Please leave a comment with a place that you know of where people can donate money, food, items, clothing, or their time. These places can be at local disaster sites like Texas and Tennessee during Hurricane Harvey or local nonprofits. The reason you’reContinue reading “Donating After Disaster”

A whole bunch of tears

There is a purposeful lack of tissues in my office – a reminder of absence that I should not make people cry. However, today I started a flood. A lady going through divorce is afraid to tell supportive agencies that she is homeless and needs help. She wants to hide homelessness from her child’s father.Continue reading “A whole bunch of tears”

Our adventure with near drowning and Arcadia Ca.

Yesterday Crisi saved Darla’s life and then the perks of employment and affluence kicked in to make what could have been a nightmare into a random parenting adventure. Background :I have two daughters.  Jax is all grown and Darla is 3. As the first of my friends to have a child, I raised Jax without the benefitContinue reading “Our adventure with near drowning and Arcadia Ca.”

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

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”

Diva Alert: I am Intolerant so I Became a Social Worker

@ULaVerne @ArcadiaCANews Educate yourself, enrich yourself with your own efforts and reach out and help those around you


♥♥♥♥ @MENDPoverty ! This is how they meet the needs of local school kids! Students from Pacoima’s Vaughn Next Century Learning Center Receive Donated Dental and Vision Screenings, New Backpacks with School Supplies and New Shoes  (Pacoima, CA) – MEND—Meet Each Need with Dignity, the San Fernando Valley’s largest poverty relief organization, will host itsContinue reading “MEND’S ANNUAL “HEAD TO TOES” EVENT PROVIDES MORE THAN 200 THIRD GRADE STUDENTS WITH BACK-TO-SCHOOL ESSENTIALS”

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