Can we discuss @BandB_CBS

Guys, dolls, ya’ll – yesterday and today Thomas came to the realisation that the voice in his head is not real and he has a head injury. His acting was realistic. The torture he expressed is so familiar to what I see each day in people who have voices haunting and taunting them. This morningContinue reading “Can we discuss @BandB_CBS”

Using homeless people as your male ticket

I am so angry right now that I cannot go pick up my work cell phone. I’m livid, I’m disgusted, and I’m afraid I might say something terrible. Right now there is a very vulnerable person in a hotel room. He is homeless and needed a place to stay and so we’ve put him inContinue reading “Using homeless people as your male ticket”

LAHSA Winter Shelter 2020-2021

The Winter Shelter Program is held annually toprotect people experiencing homelessnessduring Los Angeles’s colder months. WinterShelters are located all across the County, andwill be operating 24 hours a day this year dueto COVID-19. To have access to the winter shelter program,you must be:At least 18 years old or olderExperiencing homelessness 1 FIND A SHELTEROn pageContinue reading “LAHSA Winter Shelter 2020-2021”

Sharron Maasz

I always feel it’s a disservice to qualify somebody as homeless, but here it’s important. This woman was a social worker and she was interviewed by a friend of mine who made a video about her life and her Living circumstances. It is unfair that she has died homeless. https://www.theguardian.com/cities/2019/nov/26/why-did-sharron-maasz-a-much-loved-outreach-worker-end-up-dying-homeless-herself?CMP=share_btn_tw

Each One ,Teach One

I am handing over my baby – the Homeless Housing and Recovery Project to a new Program Coordinator. I am so used to my perspective on homelessness that I never took the time to think about how to explain it and teach it to others. When I was the project lead I made and enforcedContinue reading “Each One ,Teach One”

Old hands and the guitar

Today I sat down with a gentleman I’ve been trying to talk to you for months. he usually doesn’t speak to me because he can’t. he is so busy dealing with the voices in his head and waving them off and talking back to them that he can’t interact with other people. Every time IContinue reading “Old hands and the guitar”

Desperate Quiet Dignity at Project Roomkey

I am sitting at the Sportsman’s Lodge in SFV just by the entrance. To my right are a handful of round dining tables with umbrellas. Resting there are women and men, leaning back and smoking. What are they smoking? Your guess is as good as mine, the air is pungent with a mix of nicotineContinue reading “Desperate Quiet Dignity at Project Roomkey”

Kindness in action

As this lady was walking around and looking for cigarette butts and change on the ground, the local bus pulled up. A woman who works at a restaurant exited the bus with a bag full of individual sizes and servings of soup. She smiled and waited patiently to be noticed and offered soup to ourContinue reading “Kindness in action”

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