Should $12 and a Knife Cost a Life?

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?”

#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”

Winter Shelter: NOW

We are ‪crying out and pleading for an early opening of 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 With EBT

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”

First Post Grad Job – False Start

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 Vocational Assessment 

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 “

E-Media | Los Angeles Public Library

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”

Los Angeles County DPSS Mobile App.

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.

Back My Kickstarter – Shedding Affluenza

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

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