Downtown Los Angeles has a 5 block area called Skid Row. It is nestled by The Alley, the Garment District, the Crafts District, Cold Storage (for fish) and close to the Banking and Diamond Districts. But even on the map you can tall it is depressed. 1 tint little park – no grocery stores, lots […]Read More Where the Incomes Diverge, Side by Side
The hardest part of advocating for people who have severe, immediate, life threatening needs is saying, “I know what you need, but I can’t offer that today.” As advocates we see people who have lost connections to their family, have a “street family” but no real friendships with housed individuals, and our street top sleeping neighbors […]Read More The Hardest Part of Advocating for People with Intense Needs
Seniors need more than just tender care. They also need items that can help them move around and access places that they normally don’t have access to. A good example is a wheelchair or even a simple walking stick, but these items are not enough. They will also need items that will help them move… via […]Read More Ten Things To Consider When Elevating the Needs of Seniors — Top 10 of Anything and Everything!!!
Tonight I am at the 20 year gala for San Fernando valley rescue mission and the speaker mentioned that the ability to ask for help is key to surviving any kind of downfall. It has been my personal blessing to be the person getting those calls from family, friends, clients and strangers. It has been […]Read More The phone rings
Full disclosure, I have severely mentally ill family members who collect guns. I won’t go to their homes.Read More Should Mentally Ill People Own Guns?
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I volunteer at www.mendpoverty.org aka “meet each need with dignity “. Next week I start a new job so today I could be doing anything. I have chosen to come sit at MEND and send out letters. Ot is not enough to be good, you have to DO GOOD too.Read More Go Volunteer
Not all of them, just some of them. It reminds me of the “very fine people” remarks by Trump. Hey, Mayor Miguel Pulido, try this: build shelter beds. Try compassion. And please, learn the law and get an awareness of what is going on around you. You are not part of the ongoing lawsuit – […]Read More Mayor Miguel Pulido says Homeless People are Mean
Education: what am I teaching my daughter in the non school hours. This is the 6th year I have worked in a charity gala…I’m not quite one of the “ladies who lunch”, I am one of the ladies who munch in the evenings in conference rooms around the valley – finding ways to share joys […]Read More Charity is Learned at Home