“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
Families with children make up a large part of the homeless population. I can promise this is all I see 40 hours a week. Yes, Couch Surfing is homelessness. Hotel hoping and the 28 day Shuffle is homeless. It is temporary and there is no guarantee people can be stable and stay there long term. […]Read More Homeless Advocates Divided Over Bill Aimed At Helping Kids
@USC Bike Give Away Click the link at the end of the article for the paper applicatopm/ The University of Southern California Public Safety and the South Los Angeles Homeless TAY & Foster Care Collaborative have partnered to give back to their surrounding community in the South Los Angeles region. Highly renowned academic and public […]Read More USC Bike Application Criteria
Today sucked. It is 12:26am and I am writing this on my Verizon Samsung phone. I did middle of the night grocery shopping, cleaned my kitchen and still have the events from work poking me in the eye. All else has failed, so I will write. It turns out that writing is pretty therapeutic (something […]Read More I Blog to Cope in Social Work
Homeless Veteran in need of help? Call 1-877-4AID VET (1-877-424-3838) The Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) has founded a National Call Center for Homeless Veterans hotline to ensure that homeless Veterans or Veterans at-risk for homelessness have free, 24/7 access to trained counselors. The hotline is intended to assist homeless Veterans and their families, VA Medical Centers, federal, state […]Read More Homeless Veteran Services