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 benefit … Continue reading Our adventure with near drowning and Arcadia Ca.

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 about … Continue 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

MEND’S ANNUAL “HEAD TO TOES” EVENT PROVIDES MORE THAN 200 THIRD GRADE STUDENTS WITH BACK-TO-SCHOOL ESSENTIALS

♥♥♥♥ @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 its … Continue reading MEND’S ANNUAL “HEAD TO TOES” EVENT PROVIDES MORE THAN 200 THIRD GRADE STUDENTS WITH BACK-TO-SCHOOL ESSENTIALS

Amen to MEND for the Merry Christmas Adopt A Family Program

as written about in @ladailynews. This is why I love @mendpoverty1. Dennis McCarthy wrote this lovely story: http://www.dailynews.com/news/ci_19521454 . To be honest, this is not just a story of how two families connected - it is the spirit of MEND in Pacoima, and the reason I  (way out here in Arcadia) love the San Fernando Valley … Continue reading Amen to MEND for the Merry Christmas Adopt A Family Program