Every time there’s a natural disaster I hear people questioned why the residence didn’t leave. If people knew a storm was coming in, why didn’t they go somewhere else? The answer is simple. Evacuation is a privilege. It is a privilege afforded to those who can pay the cost of airfare or gasoline or own […]Read More Evacuation is such a priveledge…
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 […]Read More Child Care, All That Stands Between Us and Poverty.
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
I see you on the news coverage of the @roseparade, bundled into sleeping bags and laughing, and complaining about the bitter cold. I hear you laughing and drinking and wondering how you can stand the line for the portable potty. It is fun, it is a lark It is just for the night. For you. […]Read More Sleeping Out for One Night
Inviting @Liz_Cheney, @senFeinstein, @RuchLimbaugh, @BarackObama to try the Water Boarding we are all talking about. I will do it with you.Read More In Search of Understanding
Education is the first line of defense against poverty. A great education is priceless. Caring and wonderful teachers are wonders beyond measure. If you know one of these people, thank them profusely. Because: It is more common to find a high school drop out in the Welfare office or sleeping on the bus bench than […]Read More Teacher Appriciation and Education
and I wish it were. I wish I did not have to drive by 4 homeless men on my way to work, just so I can speak to 20 homeless parents each day. If I could just “make up” anything, it would be shelters for these families and a list of open jobs (dead end […]Read More Homelessness sounds like a made up word
and childhood @pathpartners and @pathachieve. #fbRead More Celebrate the Little One’s Joys
Your child probably knows three or four children who live in poverty, does iCarly? @NickelodeonTV @path
Who is the Mayor of Dumpster Behind the Library? What tips and nearby tweets are coming from Tent Under Freeway? Urban Ministries of Durham (UMD) would like you to know. And if you log on to Foursauare.com near Duke University in North Carolina – you are likely to find out. Why? If a Foursquare user […]Read More @4square Says I am Near WHERE?