Thanks for the kind words.Myles I commend you for your work with the homeless. Too bad that the policies of the state of California is the cause of much of the homelessness, by enabling instead of encouraging.
Hi Myles.Thanks for the kind words.
It is a tough gig. I watch the number of folks on the street rise month after month. I watch as new "neighborhoods" develop. There are the folks that have been there for a long time that are something of the alpha dogs on the street who occupy the areas most close to the main missions (Union Rescue Mission, The Midnight Mission and Los Angeles Mission) that are a few blocks apart. The new folks are establishing their own areas farther to the east. A very high percentage of those folks are casulties of the economy, job loss, home loss. Educated with families in many cases. People that "played the game" and were productive folks for decades.
As hard as this can be to comprehend my difficulties are a drop in the proverbial bucket compared to folks at places like URM that provide over 3,000 meals every day and other services. I have a roof over my head which I am thankful for more each day.