Drama …

I had somebody knowingly expose me to COVID this week and so now I am on self isolation. Let me tell you how hard this is with a 9-year-old in the house who just is a love bug and she likes to hug and cuddle and kiss and I love it. Except now we can’tContinue reading “Drama …”

Back to Work Today

I am getting dressed and my first stop will be the women’s shelter. But I’m not allowed to wear a mask, my employer won’t let me wear a mask, and I’m also discouraged from working at home (because how much work will I really get done?!?). The Covid-19 death toll is climbing in LA. OtherContinue reading “Back to Work Today”

New Eyes, Welcome to Hell

Today I had a new staff member join my team. It will be their job to work inside of a hospital emergency room and talk to clients who come in who are homeless, specifically those who are homeless with mental health or substance use issues. While the same person has worked gently with Medical systemsContinue reading “New Eyes, Welcome to Hell”

I am unable to sleep – I am haunted by the words of my trainer.

Training for my new job started last Monday and i have been waking up at 4:30 am each day to get ready, prepare and drop off Darla and then drive for an hour to Norwalk where my training is. I understand how hard it is to train and smile at the same faces 8 hoursContinue reading “I am unable to sleep – I am haunted by the words of my trainer.”

Work sucks

Well… the actual work doesn’t suck. Meeting with people and exploring solutions and stuff…yes, STUFF is my technical term here:I can do that. Monday at lunch time a Co-worker left his badge on the desk and walked out the door never to be seen or heard from again. *poof* Tomorrow is Ani’s last day becauseContinue reading “Work sucks”

Poverty = Women’s Issue

Not all women are poor, but most of the world’s poor are women. Most of the poor in Los Angeles are women. When you think about Welfare, admit it, your brain says “Welfare Mom”, not Welfare Dad, or Welfare Family. When I am handed a stack of cases (and lately I could build cities withContinue reading “Poverty = Women’s Issue”

Housing Wage – how much you need to earn to live in California

California In California, the Fair Market Rent (FMR) for a two-bedroom apartment is $1,327. In order to afford this level of rent and utilities, without paying more than 30% of income on housing, a household must earn $4,423 monthly or $53,079 annually. Assuming a 40-hour work week, 52 weeks per year, this level of incomeContinue reading “Housing Wage – how much you need to earn to live in California”

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