What I Have to Tell You is Different

I translate Homeless services into Soccer Mom speech. Andy Bales of @URM can tell you about housing homeless folks and running a shelter agency. I am currently running two homeless shelters but his view is more salient than mine. Through him I have discovered officer Joseph, a man who wears a badge and walks theContinue reading “What I Have to Tell You is Different”

Homeless Connect Day

Today at Las Palmas Parks in San Fernando: Homeless Connect Day! The third Thursday of every month is the day that a homeless healthcare fair is held in SPA 2. Today’s the Los Angeles public Library, Los Angeles County Department of mental health, neighborhood legal Services, the Los Angeles public defender’s office and other agenciesContinue reading “Homeless Connect Day”

Complicated Relationship with DPSS

I remember the first time I heard the phrase DPSS. I was 7 months pregnant with no job, no degree, and no hope. My mom told me to look at the blue pages in the phonebooth. I called and went to the Pasadena office. I was scared, the building was cold and dirty. There was noContinue reading “Complicated Relationship with DPSS”

Housing Options

When you have absolutely no money, you also have almost no housing options. But, say you do have some money oh, enough to rent a room from someone. How can you find a room that you can afford? How do you find someone who will rent to you given your background story? If you haveContinue reading “Housing Options”

January Hot Meals Locations

http://file.lacounty.gov/SDSInter/dpss/1044385_Listing_of_Participating_Restaurants_b LISTING OF PARTICIPATING RESTAURANTS IN RESTAURANT MEALS PROGRAM BY ZIP CODES January 2019 Domino’s Pizza 2025 E. Florence Ave. Los Angeles, 90001 (323) 587-0300 Tam’s Burgers 6620 S. Central Ave. Los Angeles, 90001 (323) 585-8267 Carolyn’s Kitchen 853 E. Manchester Ave. Los Angeles, 90001 (323) 585-1661 La Pizza Loca 1401 Gage Ave., Ste. #AContinue reading “January Hot Meals Locations”

DPSS Customer Service …

Needs an update. “14545 Lanark Street” has not been the Van Nuys DPSS office for over a year yet thos is the address the automated system gives out.   14545 Lanark St is an abandoned and boarded up building with homeless people living in the underground parking , or thos was true the last timeContinue reading “DPSS Customer Service …”

Homeless Services are Supposed to Help.

I love Los Angeles and admire the DPSS programs and @SheilaKuehl the BOS member for my neighborhood. After 11 years of working with and around them I have a deep appreciation for them. So imagine how horrified I am to find out that someone has been homeless for years and has been asking the systemContinue reading “Homeless Services are Supposed to Help.”

In the E.R. with NO health Insurance 

Yesterday I was admitted to the Emergency Room for neuropathy and dizziness .   I had called the advice nurse the night before and was told to come in immediately. As you know I am a single mother, so I had to wait until I had child care. I walked into Urgent Care and theyContinue reading “In the E.R. with NO health Insurance “

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