A letter mailed in February was answered in September by Los Angeles County. It denied the release of a peaceful elderly prisoner who has served over 30 years for stealing $12 while holding a knife. Yikes. Justice is not always just. Covid-19 is in the prisons and jails. Can we reform the prisons and legalContinue reading “Should $12 and a Knife Cost a Life?”
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”
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”
FREE-MUSEUMS This is the list of LA County museums and activities that a person with Photo ID & a CalFresh/EBT Card can enter free of charge. (Except Kidspace, they have a nominal fee). Entry is covered for the children on the case also. I am a supporter of this program because I know that exposureContinue reading “Free With EBT”
Okay, I am armed with a Master of Social Work degree and I am determined to do the most good with it. Job hunting is like dating. I swipe right and left and set up interviews to see if I can find a relationship where my specific history and skill-set is needed. As for me,Continue reading “First Post Grad Job – False Start”
The primary goal of GAIN is to be a true Welfare to Work plan. before a client finds work, it is helpful for them to have an idea of their strengths and interests. Enter the Vocational Assessment. Today I went to the Valley Assessment Center at Los Angeles Valley Community College and took an assessmentContinue reading “The Vocational Assessment “
I am in a building owned and operated by Los Angeles County and this is the photo display of board members. Do you see what is missing here?
Bookworms rock! I used to make them as a volunteer for the Arcadia Library in my teen summers. The Los Angeles City Library blows my mind as the local leader in embracing high tech solutions and applications. I thought I was cool because of Freegal Music and my Overdrive use. Wow. I underestimated. The LosContinue reading “E-Media | Los Angeles Public Library”
What a great idea! I look forward to it being tuned and improved and a convenient point of service. Until then, I will continue to follow cases on the Department of Public and Social Services Internet site.
Shedding Affluenza, Our book will explore poverty, racism, cultural diversity and how other people live (rich and poor) around CA and writing an ebook. @URM, @mendpoverty