Done that all ready

Corona, CA

#62 Apr 22, 2013
I have a family member that is homeless and lives in La Palma Park. From experience the majority of the homeless there do not wnat to be help. My family would go drop of supplies like food, hygene supplies to our family meber and his friends , all they care about was money for alcahol, drugs. My family member told me that they want to live that way they don't wnt to have a normal life like us. So many time I would give my brother jackets, money, food and shelter. That when it was time to see him again he would be without a jacket , I asked him what happen to the jacket I gave you , his reply was i sold for alcahol. If you ask me I have done my part for many ..many yers. My brother is 45 and I have offer him help since he was 18 yrs old.I can't do any more =/ if you don't want any help.
Tony

Los Angeles, CA

#63 Apr 23, 2013
The trick would be to help everyone, and then when help is available for everyone you ban them from sleeping in the park at night.
Tony

Corona, CA

#64 May 11, 2013
On Wednesday, May 15th, from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm, there will be a meeting at La Palma Park to discuss the best ways to utilize the park. The meeting will be on the East side near the ticket booth. Everyone in the community is invited to the meeting.
Tony

Riverside, CA

#65 Jun 20, 2013
In Orange County, California, Providence puts disabled people into housing, and has vocational rehab programs for them, etc, one program has disabled people bathing horses and taking care of horses, etc. I was thinking that along with working with horses that they can bath and brush dogs and cats, and can learn to groom the dogs and cats that are in the various animal shelters, which can lead to jobs for them if they want to be a dog groomer or a bather and brusher for a groomer, or whatever. Plus, it is therapeutic to work with animals.

All of the best,

Tony V.

Link for Providence...

http://www.provcorp.com/CompanyInformation/

Of note, is that if Los Angeles wants to get all of the homeless people off of the streets and help them then they need to do the same thing that Orange County is doing, and there needs to be group homes all over Los Angeles for the disabled, and for the veterans, etc, etc, etc. I sent a million emails to Mayor Antonio Villarogosa telling him about programs in Orange County that Los Angeles needs to copy, but they all went ignored. Maybe Garcetti will be a lot better.
Tony

Riverside, CA

#66 Jun 20, 2013
The Italians know the secret of life. Here is an article that everyone, everywhere, can learn from, it is about the Italian immigrants in Roseto, Pennsylvania, USA, they had ZERO crime and they had ZERO people on welfare, read this article and you will see that there is a better way to do things than what is happening now, plus the people of Roseto, Pennsylvania, were healthier and they had far fewer heart attacks than the rest of the population in the USA.

Here is the link:

http://tinyurl.com/yc3nsh

Salute,

Tony V.
Tony

Anaheim, CA

#67 Jul 8, 2013
Poetry is great therapy for people, and poetry can help people to express themselves in a healthy way.

My friend Tom had a guy in his group home (a men's shelter for homeless men) that he manages who kept burning himself with a lighter, he burned himself so bad once that he had to go to the hospital and have surgery and they had to take skin off of his leg to put on his arm. Some people turn everything inward when they get upset, and they hurt themselves, instead of turning it outward and getting it out in healthy ways, or by attacking others, etc. I told Tom to buy a note pad and a pen for the guy and tell the guy to start writing poetry, writing poetry is a good way to express yourself and writing poetry is a good way to get things out in a healthy way. Tom said that the guy was going to counseling, and that the councilors would advise the guy in good ways, and that we did not have to worry about it. Well, the guy burned himself again, and he had to go back to the hospital, so obviously whatever the councilor told him did not work. I know from personal experience that writing poetry works, I started writing poetry when I was a little kid as a way to express myself in healthy ways, I had to deal with my father dying when I was nine years old, just before my tenth birthday, etc. And you do not have to share your poetry with anyone in order for it to be therapeutic, the main thing is just to get everything out and express yourself. The only reason why I eventually shared my poetry with people was because everyone who read my poetry told me that it is awesome and they told me that I had to share it with people. I have had over one hundred poems published, and I wrote a book of poetry, etc, so what turned out as a simple way to express myself turned into something more. Anyhow, if I was Tom I would give a notebook pad and a pen to every guy in the house and I would tell them to write poetry, and I would tell them that they can keep it private and that they do not have to share it with anyone, but that they should write poetry as a healthy form of self expression. But, I am not managing the house, so it is not my position, I gave my advice to Tom, and he is not obligated to do it. So, Tom did not do it, the guy burned himself again, and then Tom was forced to kick the guy out of his house, so the guy is gone now.

And I think that all therapists should be aware of the fact that writing poetry is therapeutic, and it is a cheap and simple way that people can help themselves.

All of the best,

Tony V.

P.S.- Here is a web page with a few of my poems on it... I hope that you enjoy my poetry.

http://more.showfax.com/bbs2/viewtopic.php...
Tony

Mission Viejo, CA

#68 Jul 9, 2013
Please share your ideas with Mayor Garcetti's office pertaining ways to help the homeless people in Los Angeles, L.A. needs to copy Orange County on the issue of helping the homeless...

Link...

http://www.lamayor.org/share_your_ideas_for_l...

I sent a million emails to Mayor Antonio V. but my emails all went ignored, maybe Mayor Garcetti will listen more to people's ideas.

All of the best,

Tony V.
Tony

Mira Loma, CA

#69 Jul 23, 2013
It is totally imperative that we help the homeless people, especially now with the continuing bad economy, and the economy may just continue to get worse and worse, we must help our fellow human beings whom are homeless out on the streets.

There can be people who go into all of the parks helping the homeless people, and who patrol the streets in vans helping the homeless, etc, etc, etc.

We must help our brothers and sisters who are out on the streets homeless.

And the most important issue is housing, housing, and more housing, along with dealing with the other issues.

Salute,

Tony V.
Tony

Mira Loma, CA

#70 Jul 27, 2013
Healthcare

One time I got beat up, and I was thrown through a window, and getting thrown through the window cut my arm, and my back, and I had to go to the hospital for stitches. I did not have insurance, and so the people at the hospital would not even clean my wounds for me, a guy handed me a scrub brush and he told me to scrub my arm in the sink and to make sure to get all of the glass out of the wound. Then they stitched me up, without repairing the severed tendons, and they sent me an eight hundred dollar bill for sewing me up. Something is wrong when they put money ahead of helping people. If they are going to be in the business of helping people then they need to help people, and they need to put helping people first, and they need to put money lower on the list. Some doctors, including my current doctor and his wife who is also a doctor, travel all around the world helping people for free. Doctors Without Borders is a wonderful program, and there are other programs that are good. My doctor and his wife travel to the Philippines every year, where they are from, and they help people in the Philippines for free.

And the same with medication, we must reduce the cost of life saving medications, and on preventative vaccinations. The focus must be on helping people, and less about the money.

Also of note is that we should not have different levels of care available for people based on how much money they have and how good their insurance is. Everyone must receive good medical care. That is why I respect good non-profit hospitals like Cedars Sinai, I would trust Cedars Sinai with my life, and with the life of loved ones, and they did Cancer surgery on my sister, it is a wonderful hospital. There needs to be more great non-profit hospitals.

It is total bullshit that one man lives, and another man is allowed to die, based on how much money they have, and the quality of their insurance. It is bullshit that a hospital should treat people differently.

If you are going to help people for a career, then you need to help people.

And there is the Hippocratic Oath...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hippocratic_Oath

I realize that medical school is expensive, and I realize that becoming a doctor takes a lot of hard work and dedication, but doctors must be humble, like school teachers, and being a doctor should be a humble profession, as should a scientist be humble who discovers new cures and new medications, etc, etc, etc.

We must bring down the cost of healthcare, and we must see that all people can receive good medical care.

So, maybe we need Obamacare. Maybe Obama's healthcare plan would help.

One thought though, is that when I was beat up and thrown through a window and needed medical care, that was in Los Angeles County, in Lancaster, at the Antelope Valley Hospital Medical Center (where I was born), and they sucked, and now I live in Anaheim and I receive Cal Optima here, and ARTA, and so I am taken care of. I am now covered, even without Obama's healthcare plan. Orange County is much better than Lancaster.

Salute,

Tony V.
city of AHM

United States

#71 Aug 6, 2013
Tony wrote:
Right now there are a lot of homeless people because of the bad economy, and more and more people are becoming homeless, there must be good programs to help the homeless people, the various agencies, and charities, and businesses such as Disneyland, all need to work together as a team to help the homeless people at La Palma Park.
All the best,
Tony V.
la palma park has been a home to all the winos for a long time.its not the economy,they are lazy ppl that want handouts and I'm not one to give the $ I work so hard for to a junky,wino homeless dirty person.ill help the man selling oranges on the 91freeway then helping la palma park winos.
Tony

Lynwood, CA

#72 Aug 7, 2013
city of AHM wrote:
<quoted text>la palma park has been a home to all the winos for a long time.its not the economy,they are lazy ppl that want handouts and I'm not one to give the $ I work so hard for to a junky,wino homeless dirty person.ill help the man selling oranges on the 91freeway then helping la palma park winos.
The bad economy is a factor, there is no doubt about it, and various organizations and charities and groups are helping the homeless people at La Palma Park now, and the help is being expanded, and homeless people all over Orange County are being helped.

Salute,

Tony V.
Michelle S

Mooresville, NC

#73 Aug 17, 2013
Tony,
If you know anyone or anywhere that will help a homeless family w/3 special needs children let me know. They have been turned away from every program and assistance you can imagine. Mercy house, illumination foundation, Rescue Mission, Wiley Drake, Interfaith shelters...etc. Any thing new could be very beneficial to then our they may end up in La Palma Park.
city of ahm

Los Angeles, CA

#74 Aug 20, 2013
Tony,I don't live at la palm park but I do drink and lost my job.any assistance with beer $ would be helpful.tnks.
Tony

El Monte, CA

#75 Aug 23, 2013
city of ahm wrote:
Tony,I don't live at la palm park but I do drink and lost my job.any assistance with beer $ would be helpful.tnks.
Ha ha ha, mow lawns, and paint houses, and wash and wax and detail cars. Every house painter who I have ever met drinks. Ha ha ha.
Tony

El Monte, CA

#76 Aug 23, 2013
Michelle S wrote:
Tony,
If you know anyone or anywhere that will help a homeless family w/3 special needs children let me know. They have been turned away from every program and assistance you can imagine. Mercy house, illumination foundation, Rescue Mission, Wiley Drake, Interfaith shelters...etc. Any thing new could be very beneficial to then our they may end up in La Palma Park.
Hi Michelle, there are many organizations and charities which will help them. Some places to contact would be for them to contact the United Way, and also sign up for Section 8 housing, and there is Shelter Plus while they are waiting for Section 8. If they are struggling with depression, or any other mental issue, then the mental health specialists will help them, they can contact any Mental Health Association for help. Also, there is the Salvation Army. There are several organization which will help them with the special needs children too. Also, they can get food stamps, and General Relief, and because they have children they will be helped with housing. While they are waiting for housing they may be given vouchers for a motel room. There is also an apartment complex on Pauline Street that is being used to help the homeless, they are using it to process people in and to get them into programs. There are many programs and charities in Orange County to help them, and especially with special needs children there is a lot of help available. Also, they can contact the Anaheim Family Resource Center to find out about some of the help that is available for them in Anaheim.

I wish them the best, and I hope that eveything works out good for them.

All of the best,

Tony V.
Tony

El Monte, CA

#77 Aug 23, 2013
Here are a couple of links pertaining to Family Resource Centers in Anaheim...

City of Anaheim...

http://www.anaheim.net/article.asp...

Anaheim Harbor Family Resource Center...

http://www.factoc.org/anaheimharbor
Tony

El Monte, CA

#78 Aug 23, 2013
Here is a link for the Catholic Charities of Orange County...

http://www.ccoc.org/

Also, there are other churches which help people, along with the Catholic Church.

All of the churches, charities, and city and county and state and federal programs, need to work together as a team to help the homeless and to help all of the people in need.

Salute,

Tony V.
Tony

El Monte, CA

#79 Aug 23, 2013
Here is a link for the United Way of Orange County...

http://www.unitedwayoc.org/
Tony

El Monte, CA

#80 Aug 23, 2013
One time when I was living in a homeless shelter after I came out of the hospital homeless, I was going to a MHA drop in center in Santa Ana everyday, and they helped me to do the paper-work for housing, and they helped me to do the paper-work for SSI and for Medi-Cal, etc, and they helped me to create a resume for job hunting, and they let me use their telephones and fax machines and stuff, and they fed me lunch everyday, and they provided free coffee, and I was able to shoot pool, and stuff, and the place had a couple of washing machines and dryers for laundry, and there were showers, etc, and they gave me vouchers for the buses, etc, the MHA drop in center in Santa Ana is a good place. They help a lot of people. I heard that they might stop the program because of a shortage of money, but I sure hope that they continue the program, it is a great program which helps a lot of people.

Here is a link for the MHA of Orange County...

http://www.mhaoc.org/
Student at Stadium Events

Anaheim, CA

#82 Oct 1, 2013
Well the homlesss is a problem at this park. I have been to other parks around the coty but this is the worst. I participated at the events held at the Glover stadium and there would be homeless that sneak into the events and go into the big dumpster near the ticket botth and we accdiently threw the garbade i their without knowing or they are tryig to remove the cans and bottles that we are trying to salvage for money to be able to put the event and provide money for the program being fundraise or the homless would do something inappropriate like ask us if we wanted weed or somethin. i mean this is a bad eyesore as it is a park near the fullerton entereance. I mean if you went to all the events the visiting team or competition calls it a dump and it gives a bad representation of the city.

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