The issue of homelessness does not attach only to the addict. I have three serious issues at the moment and each involves children. One mother is renting a room from an elderly person here in town. The roof leaked during the last rain so extensively the ceiling fell in on . There is now serious mold and the 7 year old has been in the hospital. I have to find a room for them.
A father is in a motel still with a 12 year old daughter. We are working with all the agencies to get them housed. Today was the last day in an apartment for a mother and a 9 year old daughter. They are homeless tomorrow.
SPIRIT was given a cute travel trailer today–fully equipped. I know a woman who will treat it right but there is no place to park it. It is registered with current tags. If anyone can think of a safe place I would love to know. She is highly responsible. A ranch somewhere, a parking facility of some kind, on someone’s large lot would be ideal. She works in town so needs to stay close. If you know of something, please let me know.
It is so hard just knowing the people behind these stories.
Thanks to Joey Siddens of First American Title and the Ventura Downtown Lions Club, we have about 150 quarter pound all beef hot dogs to serve in the dining room tomorrow include matching buns. They are monsters. It will be fun serve them.
Regular beef dogs will be served for takeout along with coleslaw and pineapple, chips, cooked carrots, orange slices and SP Fire Department beans cooked for a recent barbecue.
Easy menu on the cooks this week. Our new convection ovens allow us to bake the dogs—what a difference in taste from boiling them.
Only beef dogs served here! Thank you Food Share for being our excellent partner.
SPIRIT of Santa Paula
Kay Wilson-Bolton, Director
Serving the Least Powerful and Most Vulnerable People in Santa Paula CA