What I Have to Tell You is Different

I translate Homeless services into Soccer Mom speech. Andy Bales of @URM can tell you about housing homeless folks and running a shelter agency. I am currently running two homeless shelters but his view is more salient than mine. Through him I have discovered officer Joseph, a man who wears a badge and walks theContinue reading “What I Have to Tell You is Different”

“Sleep Out”

Tonight, right now, across the United States the Big Sleep Out is happening. Participants are sleeping only in sleeping bags. Here, in Los Angeles, it is cold and raining. 2000 housed folks are expected to sleep on the field of the Rose Bowl to experience homelessness at night. Here is hoping that actual homeless folksContinue reading ““Sleep Out””

Homeless is a Buzzword

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 hoursContinue reading “Homeless is a Buzzword”

The Union Rescue Mission Lives

Last year Darla went to the #SheDoes protest on Los Angeles’ City Hall Steps. She said it was scary and it must be sad to have no money when the bank buildings are your night light. I told her about my trip to @URM and meeting LaTonya and Sheila. This was her reaction. Right nowContinue reading “The Union Rescue Mission Lives”

URM the Difference

Today I was in the Union Rescue Mission for the second time. The first time I went inside the building , I was pregnant with Darla and snuck out of Maternity triage to serve Thanksgiving dinner with the crew and cast of The Bold and the Beautiful (@BandB_CBS). I was not prepared for what IContinue reading “URM the Difference”

Deserving Poor vs Non Deserving Poor

by Don Garza I saw two videos in the past month in which the people speaking made a distinction between homeless people : we call them the deserving poor and the non deserving poor. Many people suffer with illnesses that can not be seen . Not only mental illness , but physical illness and theyContinue reading “Deserving Poor vs Non Deserving Poor”

Donating After Disaster

Grab on to that urge to give. Dont let it slip away. Please leave a comment with a place that you know of where people can donate money, food, items, clothing, or their time. These places can be at local disaster sites like Texas and Tennessee during Hurricane Harvey or local nonprofits. The reason you’reContinue reading “Donating After Disaster”

Who I Read / Meet / Tweet / Follow to Learn More on Homelessness in General | Homeless in LA ©

Who I Read / Meet / Tweet / Follow to Learn More on Homelessness in General United States Interagency Council on Homelessness National Alliance to End Homelessness: FAQs. New York Homelessness http://www.coalitionforthehomeless.org/?gclid=COeCmK_D08UCFUuTfgod4DEATA The neighborhood of Silverlake in Los Angeles http://silverlakenc.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/homeless_flyer_bilingual.pdf has a community council that is on the ball The Good Rev Andy Bales of Union Rescue Mission.Continue reading “Who I Read / Meet / Tweet / Follow to Learn More on Homelessness in General | Homeless in LA ©”

URM vs LAHSA

Why doesn’t LAHSA see the @URM is how the community is stepping up to help homeless children? Or are my donations and volunteer time not a community effort? ♥ read more :http://blog.fulldisclosure.net/2011/07/county-of-los-angeles-versus-union.html#comment-form By the way: people in need still have the right to choose where they will have those needs filled. No one is forcing themContinue reading “URM vs LAHSA”

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