LAUSD and Para Los Niños share a vision for high-quality STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) programming integrated with the services and supports needed by families living in poverty.
Mr. Karber clearly has good intentions with his #FitchTheHomeless campaign. He is arguing that defining beauty and coolness in such a narrow way is exclusionary and insulting to people who think differently.
We want to ensure that as we move forward, all homeless women, both on Los Angeles' Skid Row and beyond, are accessing the health care they need so that they can rebuild their lives and end the cycle of homelessness.
Poverty and homelessness is far too big for any one organization, yet many faith-based orgs want to play "Lone Ranger" and do their own thing. Truth is, they just don't want to change. I find it very refreshing Los Angeles Mission (and others) are willing to change to help more people.
I wonder what it would take to get this nation's attention directed toward helping its people who are homeless? Definitely not the rampant baseball bat beatings of people who are homeless. This has been going on for years, without much outrage.
James didn't try heroin until after he got out of the Air Force. His roommate smoked heroin and James never saw any ugly side effects so he thought all the warnings were hyperbole. "I know now he didn't have side effects because he only used on Fridays."
When a person is homeless, they feel powerless. They don't have a choice of where to sleep, when to wake up, what to eat -- almost every choice is taken away. Here, they're asking politicians to act on their behalf.
Los Angeles' effort to clean up Skid Row is a sign that the health of people struggling with homelessness has become a motivating factor. Could homeless Americans finally have the opportunity to be permanently housed because this country deems health to be a societal right?
It can be very unsettling when you realize just how frantic your mind really is... You may find, like Buddhist elders have said, that the mind is like a crazy monkey swinging from thought to thought and from past to future.
I took a walk through the construction site at the nefarious Ford Hotel with two former residents, Abraham and Travelle. They spent their childhood in the well-documented hellhole, witnessing life at the bottom rung of capitalism.