Category: The Struggle is Real
How you can be as SMART as Michael Jordan
A lot of people think they know whats best for you! Case Managers, Parents, Housed Friends, Sponsors, Bosses, etc. They all know that if you only did XX that everything would be ok and you would be happy. We both know thta’s not the case. Being a Peer Support means…Continue Reading
Sober Living Homes Face Licensing and Inspection Compliance
Sober Living home face new regulations According to the budget there are not any current state licensing requirements or reglations of properties being used as Sober Living facilities. These are homes in the community with shared bedrooms that provides interim housing for people successfully leaving a recovery program.Continue Reading
Vendors vs. Distributors
The word Vendors is used here as it is what is used by the industry. We operate within the City of Phoenix boundaries. The city currently has an ordiance that requires all street vendors to be individually certified with a large city fee, background check and finger-printing. Also, this ordinance…Continue Reading
In your keep…
by Mollie Misti The best and worst side of humanity. Can be seen and felt. Best from the streets. You won’t find more truth then here. What we are made of and what we are not. Like most, I began my journey, into homelessness losing everything (health, job, sanity, home,…Continue Reading
The Street Fairy is in Need of Support!
Since the stay at home order was issued by the federal government and the great state of Arizona, The Street Fairy has not been able to solicit donations or seek out sponsorships (or pass out water). Eventhough StreetLights was only published online there were still significant monthly expenditures. We try…Continue Reading
Let’s Meet Hobo Harry!
A travel journey with Hobo Harry who ends up homeless after a series of tragedies beyond his control. We follow along the struggles and successes as Harry attempts to end his homelessness and be free of the shame and humiliation he lives with daily. Hobo Harry can be funny at times, sad, tragic and overjoyed with new successes each episode.Continue Reading
City Adds Staff and Enforcement to End Homelessness?
Certain announcements and recent events led me to study in depth the City of Phoenix approved budgets for 2018-19 and 2019-20. As stated by several city officals before, there is not one defined department and there doesn’t show any direct funds budgeted to end homelessness. Instead there is funding from…Continue Reading
What would you do with 27 million?
City of Phoenix Plans to house 925 additional people I just posted last week about the lack of plans to spend the additional budgeted monies of the state, county and city set aside to tackle the homelessness crisis in the greater Phoenix area. Governor Doug Ducey put $50 million aside…Continue Reading
Phoenix Responds to Crisis Much Differently Than LA
The only thing that’s worse than having lots of people living in encampments is throwing them out of the encampments and making them more vulnerable,” Los Angeles council member Mike BoninContinue Reading