Safe Parking Lot

This was a parking lot I used to live in.

I had to live in my car because I had nowhere else to live.

It’s been a slow journey back from homelessness, so I understand the
barriers people face when they’re homeless and after working in the field as a mental health clinician and counselor of the homeless I feel I have a good grasp about what helps and what doesn’t help them regain their lives.

One of the biggest pieces of advice I can offer is this: You have to rely on God for your daily needs. This parking lot helped cement my relationship with Jesus in ways that couldn’t happen if I lived comfortably in a home.


I am grateful I had to struggle so much and I’ve learned to rely on my God and Savior, Jesus Christ.

Helping The Homeless: Making A Difference On The East Side Of Seattle

This last Monday I kept the appointment I had made two weeks ago after I made a random outreach phone call to a local tent encampment.  I wanted to do Case Management work and so I thought I might volunteer at a tent city, some would call the “Hilton for the Homeless” on Lake Washington’s “East Side” outside of Seattle.

The meeting started at 7:00 pm and I was invited in to say a few words about why I was visiting and what I proposed.  I want a job doing case management again due to a job that’s ending at the end of February or thereabouts.

I hadn’t worked as a case manager in a lot of years and so I thought I offer my services to be a volunteer case manager for some of the homeless people living in the tent city.  I seemed to be received well and I did not overstay my welcome.  After proposing they take me up on some of the services where I match people with agencies or person’s providing those needs I met a few guys afterwards who said they needed help and they would call me soon.

They posted my name and contact information where anyone who wanted support could contact me.

The idea is that after having been homeless myself, I want a job helping the homeless population around the greater Seattle area, across from Lake Washington especially where I live.  I intend to have this recent case manager experience added to my resume so when I apply for case manager jobs I will have more recent experience in the field.  I look forward to the day when I am earning money doing what I enjoy; making a difference.

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Unbelievers In Need Of Jesus Christ

bible aaron-burden-426280-unsplashA verse was brought to mind today while I looked up the requirements of becoming a nonprofit today here in the state of Washington.  It is Titus 3:5, which says,

he saved us, not because of works done by us in righteousness, but according to his own mercy, by the washing of regeneration and renewal of the Holy Spirit,

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Addiction To Heroin Should Be Treated As A Serious Mental Illness: Make Mandatory Treatment A Requirement

addict-2713620_640My concern with homelessness is that most people are addicted to some form of alcohol or drugs, or both.  Many videos I have watched on homelessness report that a growing addiction of the homeless is to fentanyl, an opiate that is 50 times stronger than heroin where the addicted must use in order to keep from feeling sick much more often than if they were on heroin.  Continue reading

Homeless Problems Could Be Resolved In A Way That Non-Believers Can’t Possibly Understand Without Being Saved Themselves

abandoned adult black and white cavalryRecently I bought a new cell phone, a Samsung Galaxy S10 that has beautiful photo ability and more clarity in videos.  I’ve often wondered how I can serve the Lord using my gifts; writing, speaking, helping and having empathy for people who are suffering. Continue reading