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 hours […]Read More Homeless is a Buzzword
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 have […]Read More Housing Options
There are many causes of Homelessness. Addiction is one of the most powerful instigators. When your focus is on drugs, when your thoughts are about how to get the drugs, how the drug will make you feel, and craving the drug…it is difficult to squeeze in time and effort to hold down a job and […]Read More Addiction Training
It is heartbreak to know that there is not enough shelter. It is heartbreak to not have access to beds for people who are sleeping on wet sidewalks. It is heartbreak to not be able to help everybody. It is heartbreak to move somebody out of a house because they haven’t beaten addiction but letting […]Read More It is heart 💔 break
“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 […]Read More Gaslighting and Why We Don’t Leave Abusers
Your options: Stay Home Stay with family Stay in a motel Rent an apartment Move to a shelter Become homeless The Rules: Whatever choice you make, your kids come with you. You have enough money for 2 weeks in a motel, one month in an apartment, 2 months with family, forever homeless or forever in […]Read More Imagine – what do you do?
In “the Bible Corrected by God” God is changing the captions of the rich to “poor” and vice versa. It was super windy in Los Angeles last night. The screen blue off of my bedroom window. As I walked across my front yard and then started trying to try to catch up with the tumbling […]Read More Wealth vs Worth in 1 Picture
Los Angeles has self cleaning toilets for the public to use. What this really means is that there are self-cleaning toilets out there that homeless people can use because the general public can use a toilet inside a restaurant or a store that their patronizing has homeless people are often turned away by signs that […]Read More Toilets, Because s#!+ Happens
Oops. In an earlier post if I spelled the name wrong of the car store. I know that the story is true because it happened to a friend of mine who then posted a review on Yelp. The car store has harassed her for posting her story. People who are low-income have a hard time […]Read More Karsplus Warehouse – just, no.
There is a purposeful lack of tissues in my office – a reminder of absence that I should not make people cry. However, today I started a flood. A lady going through divorce is afraid to tell supportive agencies that she is homeless and needs help. She wants to hide homelessness from her child’s father. […]Read More A whole bunch of tears