Tuesday, September 2, 2014

99% OF THOSE WHO SELF REPRESENT IN EVICTION PROCESS LOSE THEIR HOMES - EVICTION DEFENSE NETWORK

EVICTION DEFENSE NETWORK - LOS ANGELES   FREE AND LOW COST LEGAL HELP FOR TENANTS AND HOME OWNERS FACING EVICTION.

OUR OPINION FIRST!

THE NUMBER ONE HOMELESS PREVENTION TECHNIQUE IS AFFORDABLE HOUSING!

Greedy apartment building owners, slum lords, land owners and developers and the politicians who aid them have worked together to turn Los Angeles into a place where the majority are just holding on, living paycheck to paycheck, in need of public funds to supplement earnings to feed themselves and their children.   Several years ago in one San Fernando Valley neighborhood several hundred long term tenants (that means they paid their rent on time) were legally evicted because small buildings were being turned into condos.  In some places teachers arrived to teach and found their classrooms near empty because so many children had moved and those children were no longer enrolled in school anywhere because their transcripts were not going with them.

Those who are evicted from rent controlled apartments may never regain while cities like Burbank have no rent control at all.  We know someone whose rent just doubled and the landlord is still not fixing the air conditioner.

These days you can't even afford to move to live closer to a new job and so you can't give up your car very easily.  MTA just doesn't go there from here all the time, not reliably. And we as a nation just keep on helping illegals and never mind our NATION OF HOMELESS RIGHT HERE.

That's our opinion.  But then one of us remembers going to BET ZEDEK to beg for help to prevent an eviction and being told that if we didn't have all owed money including fines in hand at appearance we had no chance.  So we didn't go and became homeless.  

If you face HOMELESSNESS because you are about ready to loose your apartment or house, and you are low income this may be the place to call.  WE STRONGLY SUGGEST THAT YOU ATTEND INFORMATION CLINICS AS SOON AS YOU THINK THERE IS ANY POSSIBILITY YOU MAY NOT HAVE YOUR RENT.  DO AS MUCH AS YOU CAN BEFORE YOU'RE FACING BOXING UP.

FROM THEIR FLYER:


IF YOU WORK DURING THE DAY GO TO ONE OF THE FOLLOWING TENANT'S RIGHTS CLINICS. A $15 to $25 donation is requested.  Counsel and advice only.  No one turned away due to lack of funds.

YOUTH SPEAKS COLLECTIVE
11243 Glenoaks Blvd Suite 11
Pacoima, CA  91331

TUESDAY 6 PM

LINCOLN HEIGHTS TENANTS RIGHTS CLINIC
3510 North Broadway
Los Angeles, CA  90031

WEDNESDAY 6 PM

ALLIANCE OF CALIFORNIANS FOR COMMUNITY EMPOWERMENT (ACCE)
3655 South Grand Avenue Suite 250
El Mercado La Paloma
Just South of Downtown

THURSDAYS 6:30 PM

COALITION FOR ECONOMIC SURVIVAL
7377 Santa Monica Blvd
West Hollywood
Senior Center in Plummer Park

SATURDAY 10 AM

FREE ASSISTANCE PREPARING YOUR ANSWER
99% of tenants that represent themselves in court lose their homes'Go to this agency for help filing your answer

OUR OPINION: One of us has tried the self help centers around the Van Nuys Court House.  Sorry but people who are stressed out and not good with forms really do need more help than someone passing out complicated forms to you to go help yourself.  WHAT IS NEEDED ARE ACTUAL LEGAL PEOPLE - at least paralegal students if not lawyers - WHO ARE FAMILIAR WITH THE FORMS AND COURT PROCEEDINGS.  If you are facing eviction you are in emotional and psychological overload.

DOWNTOWN COURT
Shriver Project
111 North Hill Street
Room 115
Los Angeles

M-Th  9 AM- 12  1-4 PM
F 9 AM - 12 Noon

PASADENA COURT
Self Help Center
300 E. Walnut
Room 300
Pasadena

M-Th 8 AM - 4 PM
F 8 AM-12PM

SANTA MONICA COURT
Self Help Center

1725 Main Street #210
Santa Monica, CA

M-Th 8:30 to 12, 1:30-4:30
F 8:30 -12

LONG BEACH COURT
Self Help Center
415 Ocean Avenue
Room 505
Long Beach CA
M-Th 8:30-12, 1:30-4:30
f 8:30-12

LANCASTER COURT
Self Help Center
42011 4th Street
West #3700
Lancaster, CA

M-Th 8:30-12:00
1:30-4:30
F 8:30-12:30

AFTER THEY ARE DONE ASK : "WILL YOU BE GOING TO COURT WITH ME?"
If they don't say YES, go to the EVICTION DEFENSE NETWORK IMMEDIATELY.

THE EVICTION DEFENSE NETWORK
EN DEFENSE DE INQUILINOS
1930 Wilshire Blvd Suite 208 Los Angeles, CA  90057
(213) 385-8112
Monday to Friday 9 AM to 6 PM (must sign in by 4PM)

"We provide representation based on ability to pay.  Payment plans are available. Just walk in.  Representation in court by experienced eviction defense lawyers.  We are a 501 (C) (3) community based nonprofit organization.

Friday, August 29, 2014

SKID ROW LA GETS OFFICIAL MURAL - POPULATION TOO MANY!

LA TIMES - SKID ROW GETS MURAL   full article including slideshow.

"For skid row residents and advocates, mural is a sign of survival"

FROM THE ARTICLE:
 
The neighborhood of 10,000 people on the eastern end of downtown Los Angeles — with the largest concentration of homeless people in the country — is generally not listed on municipal signs or maps. The local firehouse was ordered years ago to take "skid row" off its ambulances and rigs.
As bars, lofts and restaurants started to pop up in skid row's traditional territory, the city — prodded by business groups — began using names like Old Bank District, Historic Core, Central City East or Industrial District to describe parts of the 50-block area.

This month, a group of residents sought to reclaim their turf, at least symbolically. They put the final touches on an 18-by-50-foot mural with a detailed street map of the area and a clear message: Skid row is a legitimate Los Angeles neighborhood, and should not be erased.
Organizers call "Skid Row Super Mural" a show of pride and self-determination by a community sick of being defined by its most unfortunate citizens. Detractors say the mural is a misguided attempt to paper over the misery of the homeless enclave.

A YOUTUBE VIDEO ON IT.  Artist "Risk" speaks


Thursday, August 21, 2014

WHO ARE THE NEW MOBILE HOMELESS IN AMERICA by BUGOUTVEHICLES



Thousands of college educated people have been tossed out of the workplace as their companies move to other countries where employees don't get benefits.  This man is giving a realistic view of what it is to live in an RV.  He considers gas prices, maintenance, and other issues.

Friday, August 15, 2014

A ROOF OVER US - BATTERED WOMEN AND CHILDREN'S HOMES - NEW SITE BURBANK CALIFORNIA

A ROOF OVER US - BURBANK CONTACT

Because our homes house abused and battered women and children, we do not give the addresses or locations of our homes.

If you have questions or would like additional information, please contact us at:

531-A N. Hollywood Way, #246
Burbank, CA 91505
(818) 373-9012
aroofoverus@yahoo.com

Monday, August 11, 2014

ARE OTHER HOMELESS COACHING YOU TO "LEARN TO PLAY THE GAME" TO GET BENEFITS?

You've been trying hard to beat the obstacles you're living with like finding a job when you've got a big hole in your resume, not having clothing to wear on interviews or to work, needing dental work so you can show off your smile, and now other homeless are bragging to you about how they lied to get benefits. 

Maybe someone else in the shelter got housing, even furniture, and now they're telling you the problem with you is that you don't know how to "play the game."

Maybe your case manager is insisting you apply for SSI even though your doctor says your disability is temporary or your therapist has told you that you don't have a serious mental illness.

DO YOU FEEL PRESSURE TO COMMIT FRAUD TO SAVE YOUR ASS?

Saturday, August 9, 2014

BI-POLAR MENTAL ILLNESS - THE LATEST FROM PSYCHCENTRAL

PSYCHCENTRAL on BIPOLAR DISORDER  full article from Feb 2014

Assessing the Drug Burden of Bipolar Disorder By Rick Nauert PhD  Senior News Editor

 
In a new study, investigators followed 230 patients with bipolar I disorder whose symptoms were severe enough to warrant admission to a Rhode Island psychiatric hospital.

Additionally, many individuals were taking additional medicines for other conditions, such as cardiovascular disease or metabolic disorders. In total, the average patient admitted to a hospital is on six different drugs.

“The study quantifies a difficult outcome for many patients with this difficult-to-treat disorder,” said study lead author Lauren Weinstock, Ph.D.

Weinstock found bipolar patients accrue a high burden of prescriptions each with their own side effects, with often unknown interactions, and with a complexity that can result in not taking the medications as prescribed.

This medication burden also includes high overall cost to patients and the healthcare system.

“Yet for those patients who’ve needed to come to the hospital, these complex combinations of drugs haven’t proven sufficiently effective,” Weinstock said.

The study, published online in the journal Psychiatry Research, also reports the likelihood of a high medication burden was significantly greater for women than men."
 

Thursday, August 7, 2014

SALVATION ARMY HOMELESS SERVICES - NATIONAL ORG - SEARCH FOR LOCAL HELP - LOTS OF RESOURCES

SALVATION ARMY HOMELESS AND HOUSING SERVICES   national search for help

We've always heard that there is a focus on helping people with alcohol or other addictions at SALVATION ARMY but since they are national and have so many locations and services it's worth a call even if you're sober!

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

AMERICAN SOUTH BECOMING SOLID BAND OF POVERTY - U.S. CENSUS - 62% LIVE IN POOR NEIGHBORHOODS

DAILY MAIL - ONE IN THREE SOUTHERNERS LIVE POOR


EXCERPT:

A grim new report from the U.S. Census Bureau shows a solid band of high poverty neighborhoods - running from Arizona east to North Carolina. Only Florida and Virginia are spared from the trend.
The data show that poverty in the United States isn't just growing, it's becoming more concentrated - which can exacerbate social problems and lower the chances of social mobility.
The Census report points out that the number of people living under the federal poverty line - less than $24,000 a year for a family of four - has increased between 2000 and 2010. The number of Americans living in poverty climbed 45percent to 45million. ...
 
However, the number of Americans living in 'poverty areas' - neighborhoods where more than 20percent of residents are impoverished - has increased even more dramatically. 
 
A quarter of the U.S. population, 77 million Americans, lived in poverty areas in 2010 - a shocking 56percent jump from the 2000 census.
In the South, the trend is even more dramatic. Nearly 31percent of Southerners live in poor neighborhoods - an increase of 62 percent from 2000.
 
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We notice that this United Kingdom paper has been reporting on homelessness in the United States recently. 

 

Friday, August 1, 2014

ARE YOU BEING SEXUALLY HARASSED OR ABUSED AT A SHELTER? LOTS OF ADVICE FROM US!

It's hard for us to believe that there is an American alive today who doesn't have a clue about what sexual harassment is. 

We know sexual harassment is not always heterosexual or men harassing women, but since what we hear about most is heterosexual and men harassing women in shelters and on the street, we'll speak to the women and the rest of you can follow!

Women, you may be surrounded by men who don't know better or who do but figure they can get away with it. 

Most Important!  NO CASE MANAGER or PERSON WHO WORKS AT A SHELTER or other SOCIAL SERVICE AGENCY YOU RECIEVE HELP FROM, and that means security guards, upper management, volunteers who come in from somewhere else to help the homeless, may sexually harass you. 

It's not professional behavior.   It is also against the law. 

That's because these people have some power or authority over you, as decision makers and as people who are supposed to be helping you out of the poverty and homelessness loop, and the least they can do is respect you by respecting boundaries and not expecting any "favors" or offering you special treatment in exchange for sex.

They may not touch you, hug you, come up behind you and kiss you, make remarks about your body or body parts, tell rude sex jokes in your presence that demean all women, call you a bitch or slut or ho, ask you for a date,  expect you to meet them at a motel, take you home with them, and when it comes to riding somewhere in a car or vehicle there, some shelters have a policy of being sure that no client or resident is alone in a vehicle with a case manager.  It's a smart policy and don't be offended by it.
 
It is not OK to be in a relationship with someone in power or authority over you in a professional position, even when you're both off the campus.  DO NOT MEET ANY PERSON WHO IS INVOLVED IN YOUR CASE off the campus to talk or to socialize unless this is a preplanned group meeting or party, say at a restaurant.  That's why there are offices.

Speaking of offices, we know that when you want to have a more private conversation that other residents can't hear, like that line outside the door, you probably want to close the door.  We understand that, but if the door closes, be sure that you are seated across the way from the  case manager with a desk or table or a few feet between you. That's why there's office furniture.  There should be no porn or erotica in the office, not on the walls, on the coffee table, or on the computer.

Also, women and men should arrive for meetings modestly dressed.  That means you don't dress like you would for the beach or a date for a meeting about your future at the shelter and beyond.  We know it's hot out and you don't have a lot of clothing, but we suggest you at least appear modest, if not ready for an important interview.  You can be your sexy self some other time with someone else.  So jeans are better than shorts and cover up that cleavage with a sweater or jacket.  The last thing you need is to hear that you asked for it or were coming on to your case manager because you wore a short skirt and no underwear or your swim trunks.

We think you should be dressed modestly at the shelter all the time, with no short shorts going up your crack or braless, and we know maybe you're young and you don't want to look like your grandmother, but sadly WE HEAR ABOUT MEN TAKING PICTURES OF WOMEN'S BODY PARTS AND POSTING THEM ON THE NET.  We hear about MEN TAKING NAKED PICTURES OF WOMEN THEY HAD SEX WITH AND SHOWING THEM AROUND DORMS.  We hear of men leaning down to stare at women's rear ends at close range.  We hear about met battering women by punching them, coming up behind them and kissing their necks in cafeterias, of threating to throw them off balconies, AND WE HEAR THAT WHEN WOMEN COMPLAIN TO CASE MANAGEMENT they get no support; the men get to stay, and sometimes the women are thrown out like all women are whores.  We even heard of a case where a man would get up and invite a woman to take his seat and then put his hands on the seat for her to sit on his hands.

MAKES US SICK!

One of the problems we hear about, from young pretty women especially, is that men at the shelter are trying to solicit them to be prostitutes, to pimp them out.  We suggest to you, even if you have been prostituting, not to do this out of the shelter or let someone you meet at the shelter pimp you out.  We understand hunger and poverty and we know you may've done things on the street to survive, but we still think the shelter is best a place to move forward and out of that life.  A good case manager should be able to refer you to other opportunities.  You're young and healthy?  You have a lot of life ahead of you!

Another form of sexual harassment is being stalked.  This is the person who may or may not tell you he is interested in you as a romance or hook up but who is watching your every move, asking your room mates or friends to report into him about where you're going and who with.   (You sure as hell wouldn't tell him! Be sure your room mates know not to discuss your personal business or conspire with a stalker!)  He may be showing up at places you go off the campus and sometimes it's hard to tell what his intentions are.  If unsigned love letters or bouquets of flowers are mysteriously showing up at the mail drop or on your bed that's a problem.  Stalkers have fantasy lives with you, even when you tell them you already have a boyfriend, have never dated the person or slept with them.

If you have dated them, slept with them, or actually been in a relationship with the person and no longer want them to call you or go out with them you have to be firm and not get into an on and off again relationship which only makes them more addicted to you. 

NATIONAL ORGANIZATION FOR VICTIM ASSISTANCE  on stalking and other crimes.

Another form of sexual harassment is when someone who you were friendly with or just friends with or who dated or were involved with is angry because you don't want to be more to them or continue a relationship and he or she revenges you for this.  This can be really scary because a person who persists in revengeful behavior over "rejection" is usually mentally ill and can become violent or dangerous.  A man who tells other men lies about you so that they will come on to you, treating you as a hooker or easy, is dangerous.   Anyone who tells other men he had sex with you, true or not, is bad news.  (Isn't sex a private matter?)

We think you should be able to go to your case manager with these issues and be supported.  We think there should be a process for protecting yourself so that you can live at the shelter focused on your goals and not always watching your back.  OTHERWISE THE SHELTER IS A HOSTILE LIVING ENVIRONMENT. 

But that is not what we hear is happening.

WHEN CASE MANAGERS ARE PART OF THE PROBLEM BECAUSE THEY WILL NOT DEAL WITH THE HARASSER OR ARE HARASSERS THEMSELVES, what can you do?

We know.  If you file a restraining order one or both of you may get kicked out of the shelter.  We've heard of women getting kicked before men are, even when men are verbally threatening to kill them, and we think it's because shelters get more money from Veterans or Parole programs.  Women are told they should "understand" that the shelter is actually a mental hospital and that some other residents are crazy when they are threatened.  We think "there must be a woman case manager somewhere who is strong and will help" but then we hear about upper management women who are the first to tell a resident "You have no rights!"  We think filing a police report(s) may be the way to go.   Sadly, we know that sometimes the police are also ignorant and will only be interested if it gets physical.  (But check out the link above and the other links under LEGAL on our sidebar!)

One person asked us what to do because her case manager told her that if she would do certain things then she would be prioritized for housing.  Shit!  We know women are sometimes put in this position of choosing not only at shelters but at jobs.  Some women who said no on the job lost their jobs and their apartments and their children and are homeless right now.

We want you to be at least informed and NOT COMPLIANT when it comes to being sexually harassed or abused.

We also want to caution you that it is inappropriate for a case manager or other shelter/non profit employee or volunteer to (unless this is an emergency situation) call you from their home, text message you after working hours or late at night, to come into the room where you are laying or sitting in bed and get physically onto the bed with you even if it's just to talk.  We think that using e-mail and texting is OK to keep in touch with a case manager, especially if you're working and not there most days, but keep it professional and brief (no selfies, no porn, no suggestive jokes) and do so on your break, not during after their office hours at night.

Another issue is if you should talk about your very personal life with a case manager.  It's important if you're homeless with children to substantiate that you're on your own.  If you hope to live with a partner in a Section 8 apartment you should tell them.  It's important if you're running from domestic violence to say that.  But you should not be talking details about your sex life.  Case management is NOT THERAPY and is not the DOCTORS OFFICE even if the case manager has a license to practice therapy!  If you start talking about personal details that are none of his or her business the case manager should shut you down and move the conversation back to what's important.


KEEP YOUR SELF RESPECT! 
KEEP YOUR SELF ESTEEM!



Tuesday, July 29, 2014

FULL MCKINNEY VENTO ACT and NATIONAL COALITION FOR THE HOMELESS LINK

MCKINNEY VENTO ACT (FOR HOMELESS) PDF FILE - NATIONAL

NATIONAL COALITION FOR THE HOMELESS official site  check this out for services listings, a blog where homeless and homeless activists speak out, and lots of research you can access to better understand the problem.

National Coalition for the Homeless
2201 P St NW, Washington, DC 20037
(202) 462-4822

This organization has groups in many cities.

Sunday, July 27, 2014

HOMEAID ORANGE COUNTY CELEBRATING 25 YEARS SERVICE TO HOMELESS

They just had another major successful giveaway...

HOMEAID ORANGE COUNTY  link

"HomeAid's mission is to end homelessness by building new lives for homeless families and individuals through housing and community outreach. HomeAid achieves its mission through advocacy, development (of shelters) and service.

Founded in 1989 by the Building Industry Association of Southern California, Orange County Chapter, HomeAid is the only community-based organization that has successfully developed 50 building and renovating housing projects across the entire homeless Continuum of Care spectrum, providing facilities that range from emergency shelters, to transitional housing, to permanent supportive housing.

Every year, over 12,700 people find themselves homeless in Orange County – one of the wealthiest counties in California. Of that number, an astounding 20% are children. There is the misconception that homelessness is a choice – that these people ended up on the streets because they chose to be there. Yet the truth is that most people are forced into homelessness because of life circumstances, such as job loss, illness, abandonment, or abuse. These numbers demonstrate a clear need for action. These people are the reason HomeAid continues to work towards its mission."

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We last posted a link to this organization in 2012 so we thought we'd do it again.  They're big!

Friday, July 25, 2014

SCHOOL ON WHEELS - HOMELESS CHILDREN -SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA - OPERATING IN SEVERAL COUNTIES

SCHOOL ON WHEELS ORG - TUTORING FOR HOMELESS CHILDREN

"Every week, School on Wheels' volunteer tutors give hope, educational assistance and support to the thousands of homeless children living in Southern California.  Join our team and change a life, become a tutor!" (volunteers needed)

Los Angeles
Orange County
Riverside County
San Bernardino
Ventura
Santa Barbara
San Fernando Valley


THIS IS A PROGRAM SEPARATE FROM LA UNIFIED.

1.6 million children in the United States are homeless, living in cars, shelters, tents, abandoned buildings, or other temporary situations.

LA UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT  HOMELESS EDUCATION PROGRAM

LA USD HOMELESS STUDENT INFO

Saturday, July 19, 2014

ELIZABETH SMART FOUNDATION FOCUS ON SEXUALLY ABUSED AND TRAFFICKED CHILDREN



Abducted from her bedroom at the age of 14 in 2002 by Brian David Mitchell and his wife Wanda Barzee, ten years later Elizabeth Smart wrote the book and revealed she had been raped multiple times a day for the nine months before she was found.  Focusing on abducted, sex trafficked, and sexually abused children (that includes teens!), she now head up her own foundation.  Elizabeth managed to go forward with her life without therapy because of her strong Latter Day Saints religious faith and supportive family.  She wants to let all those who have been sexually abused and exploited that she understands.

ELIZABETH SMART FOUNDATION  link

"We do have options. radKIDS is a program that was created not to react to a heinous crime committed against a child, but to prevent crimes from happening to children. There are many incredible people who devote much of their time, energy, and resources to going out and hunting down child perpetrators. The “Internet Crimes Against Children” task force are some of those people. How can we afford to not support those who stand as guardians and rescuers, who do everything they can to prevent crimes and protect our children? Every child in the world deserves to have a life without abuse in any form. Children are the future." - Elizabeth Smart Foundation.

 
LESS THAN HALF OF ALL CHILDREN ABDUCTED BY STRANGERS
EVER MAKE IT HOME

Thursday, July 17, 2014

TEMPORARY IMPAIRMENT - ADA AMENDED TO DEFINE AS DISABLED

TEMPORARY IMPAIRMENT - DISABILITY - ADA AMENDED   by Kevin P. McGowan

 A temporary impairment caused by an injury may be a covered “disability” under the ADA Amendments Act if it's “sufficiently severe” to substantially limit a major life activity, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit ruled Jan. 23 (Summers v. Altarum Inst., Corp., 4th Cir., No. 13-1645, 1/23/14).

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This was recent and we'll wait to see if the ILLNESSES THAT COME WITH HOMELESSNESS such as the  NEGATIVE HEALTH EFFECTS OF  LONG TERM SLEEPLESSNESS start to count!

Sunday, July 13, 2014

HOMELESS GO PRO PROJECT HELPS NON-HOMELESS GAIN EMPATHY FOR HOMELESS

POLICY MIC - WHAT HOMELESS SEE WHEN THEY TALK TO YOU

"According to their website, Homeless GoPro "outfits homeless volunteers with donated high-definition personal cameras, which they use to capture the world as they see it." The project was first conceived by Kevin Adler, a 29-year-old San Francisco resident and sociologist and education technology entrepreneur. Adler's uncle suffered from schizophrenia and died about 10 years ago after spending 30 years of his life homeless. After visiting his uncle's grave site a year ago, Adler began thinking about the people who live on the streets and are ignored daily.

"The goal is to build empathy, enable the non-homeless to walk with a homeless person for a few moments, and to explore how a camera lens associated with 'hardcore' activities like snowboarding and surfing can showcase courage and difficulty of another sort," Adler wrote on the project's website..."


Friday, July 11, 2014

SHACK, CAVE, and TREE HOUSE DWELLERS IN SILICON VALLEY NEXT TO TECHIE MILLIONAIRES

DAILY MAIL UK : THEY THINK WE'RE SCUM OF THE EARTH - SILICON VALLEY MILLIONAIRES  

EXCERPTS:
  • Several hundred homeless people live in shacks, caves and tree houses
  • San Jose has a seven-year, 20,000-person waiting list for housing support

  • Jennifer Loving, executive director of the nonprofit housing agency Destination: Home, is spearheading a new, concerted effort in San Jose to house people and keep them housed, not just out of compassion, but to save money.
    A homeless person can cost an estimated £35,000 a year, including trips to the emergency room and jail. The cost of housing someone can be just £9,300 annually.
    In a 24-month pilot, they've housed 630 people, 76 per cent of whom were still in their home a year after moving in. 
     
    New York, Los Angeles and Atlanta have seen similar success with Housing First initiatives.

    Wednesday, July 9, 2014

    DO YOU PRACTICE SAFER SEX BY USING RUBBERS EACH AND EVERY TIME YOU HAVE SEX?

    H.I.V and A.I.D.S is still out there and killing people.  STD's (Sexually Transmitted Diseases) are becoming drug resistant.  Best option is to use RUBBERS each and every time you have sex, even if you also use contraception (birth control) to prevent pregnancy. 

    MEN and WOMEN should ask their doctors for blood tests for STD's at least once a year, more often if you change partners.  Each and every time you break up with someone you should be tested before you take any disease to the next person!

    We want to know!  DO YOU PRACTICE SAFER SEX BY USING RUBBERS EACH AND EVERY TIME YOU HAVE SEX?

    Or are you taking your own health and other people's health to risky behavior?

    Monday, July 7, 2014

    SAM SIMON FOUNDATION GIVING AWAY VEGAN FOOD ON TRUCKS, SERVICE DOGS TO VETS, and MEDICAL CARE FOR YOUR DOGS and CATS

    Wow!  We heard that SAM SIMON, who got rich from the cartoon The Simpsons and was diagnosed with Colon Cancer, had decided to give away his fortune before he passes but we just found out HOW he's doing it!

    Get ready for this!

    If you are a Veteran suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder SAM SIMON FOUNDATION is going to give you a service dog who is trained!  Or if you need a HEARING DOG...

    If you are suffering from food insecurity and VEGAN - something Sam Simon would like us all to become - you can receive vegan food from a food truck!

    If your pet needs to be spayed or neutered to keep the pet population down (and to prevent all those killings of unadopted animals at LA COUNTY SHELTERS) they will do it for you and if your dog or cat needs other surgery,  say the removal of Cherry on the eye or a hematoma on the ear, they will do so too!

    SAM SIMON FOUNDATION   "SAVING THE LIVES OF DOGS TO ENRICH THE LIVES OF PEOPLE"

    FEEDING FAMILIES ORG- LOCATON OF TRUCKS