Who Are the Shelter Women?

After visiting “The Shelter” to volunteer I met some amazing women.  These women have been through a lot in their lives, facing difficult circumstances.  While I see men on street corners asking for help, I rarely see women. The women staying at “The Shelter” come from different backgrounds, all of them are single and mainly […]

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Homelessness and Hygiene

Saturday (7/25) three of us went out to Venice Beach in the morning to help the youth living on the main beach area. Here is my walk through of our time spent on the Venice Beach strip. We arrived at 10:30 AM, parking on the south end of the strip. For those who don’t know, […]

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What is a Leader?

What does it mean to be a leader? I’ve thought a lot about that question in the past few weeks. I’ve recently been spending time volunteering with a few nonprofits, and I always find myself asking this question: Who is leading this group? I’ve witnessed people who were abusive to others, who would just stand […]

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Outreach Means Teamwork

As I have learned more and more about this travesty we call homelessness, I volunteered with a nonprofit today (7/5/15) LA on Cloud 9. It was our goal to pass out food and care packages. Driving to the event, I wasn’t sure what to expect, so I just walked along with this team with an […]

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Be a Blessing

“When you focus on being a blessing, God makes sure that you are always blessed in abundance.” -Joel Osteen I often think back to when I was in grade school and a classmate was picked on because instead of wearing ribbons in her hair she had pieces of cloth. I felt bad for her, but […]

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