$130,000 for what?

How are we spending over $130,000 to build 8×8 sheds for people to live in?

There is not a shortage of housing in Los Angeles county. We know exactly the number of empty apartment units, empty beds, and empty houses. We should be creating master leases and helping people move in. This is a total waste of money and poor planning.

Sonya Keith(@homelessinlosangeles) on TikTok: #HomelessinLos #howtobehomeless

https://www.tiktok.com/@homelessinlosangeles/video/6904696928290884869

I don’t want to tell people how to be homeless, but I have some thoughts on how you shouldn’t be.

Can we discuss @BandB_CBS

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“Thomas ” and the Hope Mannequin

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 morning I watched a man plug his ears to block out the sounds and run for his headphones because the world was too loud.

Sorting out reality from fantasy and or illness is difficult, and it wears on your self image, esteem and emotional health.

Good job, Bold and the Beautiful! This was easily the best acting I have seen on your show.

Remnants of hope

It’s mostly shampoos and soaps and remnants of hopes left to crumble to dust in the hotel room.

The person’s gone they’ve traveled on to glory,

to a new story, to the psych ward or a place with more gloom

Letters to know one

Notes that will never be read

From a soul living a whisper from dead in her paragraph

These are what I find in the motel room

And sometimes my heart starts to break and my fingers will shake and I wash my hands over and over

I say a quick prayer for the traveler and hope they find a raveler to stitch them together as a rover

It’s a night it’s a bed it’s a place for their head, four walls to trap their dreams

But each time I come after they’ve gone and the room shouts and announces it’s void from the neon signs dim beam.

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 in the Motel 6 while plans are being made.

The day he was to meet with me to have the reservation made and his check in to occur, a strange woman appeared with him. She claimed to be his cousin and said she needed to stay with him. She wanted him to have a room with two beds so that she could move out of the motel that she was living in and stay with him.

She didn’t have photo ID so a reservation couldn’t be made and she couldn’t be added to the formal reservation. She had her own room somewhere else and I didn’t think anything else of it.

Yesterday I received a text message that the free room that her cousin was issued was simply not up to par. She needed us to redo the reservation and guarantee a room with two beds and a refrigerator and a microwave. She expected me to deliver food to the hotel so that she could eat for free.

He’s having to spend his own money, if you know what I mean, to get food.

Why yes, I do know that he was having to spend his own money to buy food. It’s something that he and I discussed. I told him where the store was and I told him that he would be near the Tommy burgers and I assured him that he could have Uber eats deliver food to his hotel room door. She was not there that day for that conversation. She’s not a factor in this.

Her insistence that this room is not good enough is going to cost him his room. she’s going to hurt her cousin because she feels the need to grab something that was offered to someone else and claim it as her own, and then not be happy with it.

It is the, “Give a Mouse a Cookie” syndrome.

LAHSA Winter Shelter 2020-2021

The Winter Shelter Program is held annually to
protect people experiencing homelessness
during Los Angeles’s colder months. Winter
Shelters are located all across the County, and
will be operating 24 hours a day this year due
to COVID-19.


To have access to the winter shelter program,
you must be:
At least 18 years old or older
Experiencing homelessness


1 FIND A SHELTER
On page 2 is a list of shelter
locations and their addresses.
Pick one that is close to you.
AM I ELIGIBLE FOR THE WINTER
SHELTER PROGRAM?
2 CALL TO CHECK
AVAILABILITY
All shelters require you to call first
before coming. There are a limited
amount of beds at each site.
3 PACK YOUR BAGS
All shelters have a two (2) bag
restriction. Anything more will
not be allowed into the site.
4 FIND TRANSPORT
Transportation is limited – refer to
page 2 for sites that offer
transportation.

• Shelters will follow new “Safer at Home”
guidelines to keep everyone healthy and
safe indoors. This includes daily
temperature checks and staff conducting
a COVID19 screening questionnaire.
• Shelters welcome pets and emotional
support animals.
• Shelters serve 3 meals a day.
For more information, please call the
Winter Shelter Hotline 1 (800) 548-6047
or visit LAHSA.ORG/WINTER-SHELTER
For any inquiries, please email us at
wintershelter@lahsa.org

One of my favorite shows is @BandB_CBS The Bold and the Beautiful

there’s so much to like about the show including the fact that it’s set in Los Angeles and I like the characters and some of my favorite actors are on there but today we’re going to talk about something that really is personal to me.

Paris is a character that has returned to the storyline. She is currently studying to be a social worker focusing on homelessness and her hair is bright pink. I love this so much.

I see online that people are criticizing her about her hair.

May Nay, I say. She has this exactly right. The whole time I was in my master’s program at USC My hair was a rainbow of colors. during my graduation the Dean asked me where my purple hair was because I had it died back to normal for graduation pictures.

Dear wardrobe and casting and writers of Bold and the Beautiful, you got this one spot on. I’m very proud of you

There is actually a reason I had brightly colored hair when I went through. I was working the entire time whether it was at the county or for the university. But my hair was a variety of colors because during my internship at Mission Community Hospital I was doing group therapy at a partial day program. there was a lady who felt like nobody could connect with her and she was suicidal. She shaved her hair off and it had grown out to about an inch long and she kept changing the colors of it. She would say things like she deliberately dyed her hair color so that people would know she was different and she didn’t blend in but at the same time she felt bad that she didn’t blend in.

So I showed up with mermaid hair. And then I just went through every color I could find and every product I knew of. I used manic panic, L’Oreal’s colorista, and what I currently love which is @Overtone hair conditioner.

It worked. She saw me, a suburban mom with super funky hair and it gave us something to talk about. It also made me look less threatening and less scary. So there’s actually a function to it plus, why not.

These days my hair is still always some fun color but just at the ends so I can pop it into a puffy bun and hide all the color when I have to talk to you City officials.

Green on the tips.

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

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