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JuniperLea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-07-08 01:49 PM
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221. There are a lot of mentally ill on the streets in Los Angeles...
The influx of families is relatively new here.

There are a lot of good groups helping out here, but you're right, it will never be enough.

I donate to Chrysalis regularly, and I have another bundle of business suits that have more wear left in them... those make up gifts with purchase that don't always get used... these help young women get jobs... but it's just a band aid.

So sad.

Good post. We need to keep these stories in the public eye... I purposely drive through skid row several times a week... counting my blessings and trying to come up with ideas.

One of my ideas is now being used... much in line with part of your message. The city has hired many homeless to clean the streets. They beam with pride at having a job, and they are serious about their work. It clearly gives them self-worth... and that cannot be donated by charity.
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