Tomorrow I have an appointment with a woman who is 6 months pregnant and addicted to opiods. I put her in residential rehabilitation and she walked out within a day. She believes that quitting get drugs will kill her baby. Actually, that’s what she wants me to believe. She believes that quitting will kill her. […]Read More Pregnant and in Drugs
Assume this is the first phone call of my day… She is homeless … sheltered with her abusive husband .. about to lose shelter … and just found out she is 20 weeks pregnant … has no supportive friends or family or anyone in her corner so she calls a government worker for advice. So. […]Read More Let’s Pretend
#fb when should I tell this new baby about the living conditions of some of Mommy’s friendsRead More Should Kids Know About Skid Row?
#fb I am spending the night sleeping on Skid Row. I don’t want to insult anyone by pretending to be homeless and then going home to my soft bed and exploiting the experience for attention. That’s too rude even for me. I want to show you somethings and get you to help me answer this […]Read More 10-10-10 What I am doing for Homeless Awareness
families. This is information from last week’s census report. Single-mother families are almost five times more likely to be poor than are married couples with children. Only 8% of unwed mothers are teenagers. Most un-wed births are to young women in their 20’s. Why should you care? Well, this is going to bring about a […]Read More 70% of Families in Poverty are Single Parent #fb
The data, when combined, showed that 42 percent of the female youth accessing services are pregnant or parenting an infant, and more than 50 percent of female youth in transitional housing are pregnant or parentingRead More Living for two: Pregnancy among homeless teens is rising | For those who can’t afford free speech
I am frustrated today. “I can’t learn anything, I am pregnant!” “You won’t give me more money for my new baby?!?!” “I don’t see why I have to look for work if I have to take maternity leave in over half a year”. Here is my frustration – you are in CalWORKS because you […]Read More Today’s desk sign.
Today’s PREGNANT theme is brought to you by @helpamotherout and my dear friend who told me today that she is pregnant. I have Baby-Mamma on the brain!Read More Shelters for Homeless Pregnant women
PLaces to go, people to call, resources for Pregnant Moms in needRead More Southern California Pregnancy Crisis Centers
“Toby’s House is a maternity shelter for homeless, pregnant women and their children under the age of five years old.” near San Diego California. Clients and their children (Under the age of 5) may stay for the first 30 days free while they look for work or enroll in school. Life skills classes such as […]Read More Toby’s House for pregnant women in crisis