Old hands and the guitar

Today I sat down with a gentleman I’ve been trying to talk to you for months. he usually doesn’t speak to me because he can’t. he is so busy dealing with the voices in his head and waving them off and talking back to them that he can’t interact with other people. Every time IContinue reading “Old hands and the guitar”

This what a Sober Shelter looks like… Brace yourself

A sober living house or shelter house looks like: a house where pople sleep, eat, and sometimes watch TV. You know, like your home but for folks who don’t have one.

The Risk of Housing the homeless

Risk: we take a risk when we shelter those who have forgotten how to be housed. It is frustration and sadness and irritation to learn someone has damages the property by doing something avoidable. Also, it is expensive. Alas, we repair and they another day and succeed. bit by bit, we teach Housing and showContinue reading “The Risk of Housing the homeless”

Not Abused Enough?

Reasons to support @Urm,@abales and @Path. I am on my coffee break and typing as fast as I can on my phone from the parking lot. Kamikaze Friday has begun. The picture tells the tale. A woman came in for help and 211 and all of my other handy numbers failed. I can’t find herContinue reading “Not Abused Enough?”

Not Abused Enough?

Reasons to support @Urm,@abales and @Path. I am on my coffee break and typing as fast as I can on my phone from the parking lot. Kamikaze Friday has begun. The picture tells the tale. A woman came in for help and 211 and all of my other handy numbers failed. I can’t find herContinue reading “Not Abused Enough?”

Homelessness sounds like a made up word

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 endContinue reading “Homelessness sounds like a made up word”

How to volunteer for a Homeless Shelter

these are ideas from @Ascencia  and @URM Volunteer  for Ascencia (in Glendale) Volunteers do a wonderful job of helping us maintain our facility and provide more programs to enrich our clients experience while here.  Depending on your skills and interests, you may be able to help with the following: Reading to children Holiday parties CraftsContinue reading “How to volunteer for a Homeless Shelter”

Homeless Evacuated From Temporary Shelter

Rain in the OC has caused a Laguna Canyon “alternative sleeping location” to be evacuated.  45 men and women were taken away by bus and dropped off at another location – in the rain. ♥ read more: http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2010/12/homeless-evacuated-near-downtown-laguna-beach.html

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