Why you can believe me

When I speak about poverty and homelessness please know: I worked 4 years in Skid Row 10 years in Welfare to Work aka Gain with moms and dads who were homeless, low income, teenage parents and I specialized in people who needed mental health and substance use or domestic violence treatment 3 years in theContinue reading “Why you can believe me”

My Republican, Leftist, Agenda

25 years of case management social work and public engagement have shown me that the most important thing we can do is educate each other. We need to share the knowledge that we’ve gathered and we need to be able to independently and individually decipher that knowledge and apply it to what we’re looking at.Continue reading “My Republican, Leftist, Agenda”

What George Floyd Protest accomplished

So what has protesting accomplished? 👉🏾Within 10 days of sustained protests:Minneapolis bans use of choke holds. 👉🏾Charges are upgraded against Officer Chauvin, and his accomplices are arrested and charged. 👉🏾Dallas adopts a “duty to intervene” rule that requires officers to stop other cops who are engaging in inappropriate use of force. 👉🏾New Jersey’s attorney generalContinue reading “What George Floyd Protest accomplished”

Some people will never get it

This tongue in cheek letter about tv shows during COVID is also like our neighbors in a homeless crisis. If you are only inconvienced by something you become annoyed by it. My friend, Michelle Settergren, says that racism and COVID have one thing in common – they can develope right next to you but untilContinue reading “Some people will never get it”

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