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. During […]

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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 mother […]

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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 exemption […]

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