If you really want to be depressed, read on….. These are the nine major causes of homelessness. The next picture are the 10 areas of adverse childhood experiences with those nine causes of homelessness overlaid into those boxes so you can see how they connect. I’m not telling you to feel sorry for anybody who’sContinue reading “ACEs and the causes of Homelessness”
Now, a zoom in close for a better look… Thank you. This orchid is so demanding and I feel like I can never keep it happy. If you have friends that you want to check in with, please ask them to examine my orchid also. Call 1-800- 799-7233 for the name of a really goodContinue reading “Look at my orchid, is it toxic?”
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”
“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”
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.”
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 ?”
@dietcoke @marsglobal got me half way through the day until I gave them away.
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.
“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.
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?”