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
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”
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”
In Los Angeles, 4 people die every single day due to homelessness. Every. Single. Day. Death does not take weekends off
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”
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”
https://ktla.com/news/california/study-californias-homeless-students-could-fill-dodger-stadium-5-times/ This breaks my heart. Each of these students has a parent, so 10 Dodger stadiums filled with young families.
I am still on the city of Arcadia’s Facebook page for residents and people who have been old school residents of that little city, 19 miles east of Los Angeles. I loved growing up there. It was a perfect place to be a kid. I did little league, dance classes through the community, I volunteeredContinue reading “Give a little and clutch your pearls less, Arcadia California”