Not eating well sparks a cascade effect in anyone, but the effect is especially pronounced among a homeless population experiencing high levels of stress, mental illness, substance abuse and all the pains that accompany the aging process.
Co-published by AlterNet
Everytable’s mission is to put healthy, tasty, affordable meals within reach of people in low-income communities. To stay profitable, the dining chain’s customers at its locations in more affluent parts Los Angeles pay more for the same meal than those in working-class neighborhoods.
While no federal program offers completely free housing for the homeless, a little-noticed statute is allowing those who help this population to obtain federal property at no cost, turning abandoned buildings and lots into hubs for social services.
St. Paul, who wrote the earliest documents we have from the Christian era, declared: “Each will receive wages according to the labor of each.” You work, you get paid.
Co-published by The American Prospect
The consensus among policy experts remains: Something should be done about California’s money-bail system, which most affects the poor. But the bail-bond industry — and politics — continues to be an obstacle.