Homeless is a Buzzword

Cool. Great. Everyone is talking about the number of homeless people in Los Angeles. I so wish the conversation was about the improvements being made to end homelessness. I wish the conversation told you the behind the scenes story of what the line workers are up to. I wish you knew we spent 3 hoursContinue reading “Homeless is a Buzzword”

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”

Child Care, All That Stands Between Us and Poverty.

Dear LAUSD and all public schools, Please make more room in your after school care program. I can’t be the only parent facing this challenge.  I could not work if I did not have child care and I could not afford child care if I did not work. Right now I am a single motherContinue reading “Child Care, All That Stands Between Us and Poverty.”

Blame the mother? Must we ?

When a woman is paid significantly less than a man is, and the man in her family is not in the home but she has children to feed : a boyfriend is as much an economical tool as he is an emotional partner. If men are paid more, then a man is needed to payContinue reading “Blame the mother? Must we ?”

Five Powerful Ways Abusive Narcissists Get Inside Your Head

Five Powerful Ways Abusive Narcissists Get Inside Your Head. Read this. It may not be YOUR relationship but if it looks familiar, tell somepne. We all know someone in an abusive relationship and it isn’t always physical.

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.

Not Abused Enough?

Reasons to support @Urm,@abales and @Path. I am on my coffee break and typing as fast as I can on my phone from the parking lot. Kamikaze Friday has begun. The picture tells the tale. A woman came in for help and 211 and all of my other handy numbers failed. I can’t find herContinue reading “Not Abused Enough?”

Not Abused Enough?

Reasons to support @Urm,@abales and @Path. I am on my coffee break and typing as fast as I can on my phone from the parking lot. Kamikaze Friday has begun. The picture tells the tale. A woman came in for help and 211 and all of my other handy numbers failed. I can’t find herContinue reading “Not Abused Enough?”

CalWORKS and Domestic Violence

  E. Child Support Good Cause Claim for Non-Cooperation   Prior to referral of an individual to the local child support agency, the county welfare department shall determine if that person has good cause for non-cooperation. 107 County welfare departments must inform all applicants/recipients verbally and in writing of their right to request an exemptionContinue reading “CalWORKS and Domestic Violence”

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