Charity is Learned at Home

Education: what am I teaching my daughter in the non school hours. This is the 6th year I have worked in a charity gala…I’m not quite one of the “ladies who lunch”, I am one of the ladies who munch in the evenings in conference rooms around the valley – finding ways to share joysContinue reading “Charity is Learned at Home”

E.B.T. and @CapitalOneCafe ATMs

If you dont like banks, or getting dressed up,  and prefer working digitally with little human interaction, then you might be banking at @CapitalOne. I do, but mostly because they let me put a photo on a credit card 4 years ago(…but whatThe ever). So it came to my attention that folks with EBT cardsContinue reading “E.B.T. and @CapitalOneCafe ATMs”

The US Debt is $19.3 Trillion Dollars:Blame the Poor People

This always gets me. A sweet girl (Amy Cudworth)  I knew in Jr. High posted a rant about how families could and are abusing the welfare system and she personally is paying for them. Dear Amy, your simple knee jerk reaction was to look at the most visible consumers of American Tax Dollars and assume theyContinue reading “The US Debt is $19.3 Trillion Dollars:Blame the Poor People”

The Ugly Truth of Obama Care Users

The woman was on her knees, holding my hands and openly weeping. Her son sat at the desk looking a pale shade of green, his deep eye hollows shading the tears forming there. They were thankful, grateful, relieved and so overwhelmed by the Cancer diagnosis that they could not formulate a reasonable reaction to beingContinue reading “The Ugly Truth of Obama Care Users”

Los Angeles County DPSS Mobile App.

What a great idea! I look forward to it being tuned and improved and a convenient point of service. Until then, I will continue to follow cases on the Department of Public and Social Services Internet site.

What People on Public Assistance Are Actually Asking For vs What Public Opinion Believes the Poor Have Signed Up For

The Crumb Diaries (great blog and I follow on Facebook) has posed a series of questions about people on food stamps who then use cash to purchase non-food stamp-eligible items that may be seen as “vice” items. Beer, cigarettes, cold medicine, gum, hard liquor:  these are the items that incite rage into the taxpayers whoContinue reading “What People on Public Assistance Are Actually Asking For vs What Public Opinion Believes the Poor Have Signed Up For”

Pregnant and in Drugs

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.Continue reading “Pregnant and in Drugs”

This week out of the Welfare office

In the welfare office things are as predicated … The super large former gang banger is collecting toys for his side charity work. My boss snickers when I mention that some individual recognition for my quality of work would be both shocking and appreciated. Administration remains oblivious that actual people work and create the number inContinue reading “This week out of the Welfare office”

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