Gaslighting and Why We Don’t Leave Abusers

“How could these parents bring their kids to live on the street ?” vs “Why did you stay when he hit you?” As I have been saying for years, many of my clients have become homeless because they needed to escape an abusive relationship. They left. They escaped. They took their kids with them. DuringContinue reading “Gaslighting and Why We Don’t Leave Abusers”

O.M.G. Guns, Infants, and Domestic Violence

“He put a gun in the baby’s mouth. I drove to North Hollywood Police but they say the don’t do nothing and I can’t keep him out of my home. It my home. I live here by myself and take care of the babies. He no live here!” Hi. Welcome to my Wednesday.

DCFS Linkages

Homeless families who are on CalWORKS and in the DCFS (children and family services) are now able to have their services coordinated. If the DCFS worker screens a Family Maintenance family for CalWORKS and sees a possible eligibility – the supportive services can be provided by and paid by GAIN. In English, this means thatContinue reading “DCFS Linkages”

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