Homeless in Santa Cruz CA – why?

 

Slipped on a banana peel  why homeless in Santa Cruz CA says  Jon Showalter, President of AFC & member of St. John’s Episcopal in Aptos, CA

Homeless in Santa Cruz CA — Why?   Homeless advocate Jon  Showalter states that 60% of local homeless  are “economic refugees” who “slipped on a banana peel” and  lost their social network. We need to know them human to human  Showalter emphasized.

It’s 60% economic  to 40% mental illness/ drug and alcohol related states  homeless advocate Jon Showalter, President of the Board for the Association of Faith Communities (AFC) and member of St. John’s Episcopal church   in Aptos, CA. The AFC meets monthly at Calvary Episcopal church  in Santa Cruz, CA   and  has 11 representatives of largely north Santa Cruz  faith organizations including Buddhist, Hindu and Christian.

Showalter  spoke  3/18/19  to 50+ women at Resurrection Catholic Community’s monthly Guild meeting   in Aptos, CA.

Following Showalter’s presentation,  Pat Lorenzo of Resurrection Catholic Community  updated  attendees concerning other  programs currently in place through mid-county churches  which assist homeless persons  with meals, shelter, showers, socks  and other services.  The collect Socks program will continue says  Pat Lorenzo who applied for ,and received, three or four thousand  pairs of socks in December, 2018. Those socks have been dispersed throughout Santa Cruz County Lorenzo said.

New long term sheltering program:  Showalter states that a new sheltering program starts 3/18/19 at St. John’s Episcopal in Aptos, CA. Occupants of 3 cars will shelter long term in the parking lot of the church.  One car/person has been doing so for several months.  Persons  in the new sheltering  program will be  vetted through the Association of Faith Communities states Showalter.

Not in my backyard issues:

Whether or   how the nearby   housing project  — located adjacent on two sides  to St. John’s Episcopal   church in Aptos, CA  —  was contacted  concerning the long term sheltering program  was not discussed by Showalter  at the Guild meeting nor in  recent  email sent by the Rector, Mtr Tracy,   to St. John’s Episcopal  congregation.   At the Guild meeting an attendee discussed how  a successful   Catholic church sheltering program — located next to a school — managed the “not in my backyard issues”. Ongoing communication,  sharing  meals with  the parish  and a 6 am leave the premises each day  were central rules  she said.

Comment by Aptos Psychologist:

Are people homeless in Santa Cruz mainly   due to  “a slip on a banana peel”?  Mostly an economic issue and only somewhat a mental health/ drug issue?    Nope.  Why the multitude of  needles on the beaches? Why the feces and urine smells in downtown Santa Cruz?  Why the encampment of 100+  unauthorized tents at the entrance to Santa Cruz, CA.   Why do young mothers not take small children to Santa Cruz parks?

Reality:   It’s probably the reverse — 80+ percent drug/ alcohol/ mental illness and  20 percent economic.

What do statistics say?

Take Away :  The numbers show an overall decrease in homeless persons comparing  numbers   first collected (2005)  to the  latest numbers (2017).   There were about 3,400 homeless  in 2005 — and 12 years later — about   2,200 in 2017.

For communities to receive federal grant money for homeless issues those communities must count homeless persons every two years.   Communities   use  the Point in Time method of counting.

Statistics  collected by Applied Survey Research show that in 2005 there were 3,371 homeless and 8 years later in 2013  — the high point —  there were 3,536.  In 2015 the number was 1,964 and in 2017  it was 2,249.The statistics listed above  can be found via  United Way and from Santa Cruz County.

One size shoe  does not fit all:

There’s a fairly  new federal law that cities cannot displace homeless unless they provide a bed/ place for them.  New York City shelters almost all of their homeless.   California provides services to 1/3 of all the homeless in the U.S.   — must be the weather and beaches? — and roughly 70% of the homeless  are not sheltered.  Thus we see encampments of homeless tents at the entrance to Santa Cruz, CA.

What say you?  The government — and religious faith organizations  — should provide long term  house / housing space for all?

 

written by Cameron Jackson

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many churches: how & why “church” with St. John’s Episcopal & others in Aptos CA?

 

Many churches: How & why “church” with St. John’s Episcopal & others in Aptos, CA?

Come & participate re future of St. John’s on  Sundays at 9:15.

Let’s have fun ….

Some reasons to “church””   1) so women do not wear hajib — which according to the Muslim “bible” prevents rape & sexual assault.  Well, you probably can wear hajib at St. John’s and other churches.  What think?    DrCameronjackson@gmail.com

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Testing Post

 

Testing Post.

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Kavanaugh & Soros’ paid opposition continues

 

 

Kavanaugh’s wife Amy listens to testimony

Kavanaugh and Soros’ paid opposition continues with a march on Washington on Saturday 10/6/18.

WSJ documents how Soros  orchestrated some 200 protesters  march on Washington 10/8/2018.

You can comment to Soros via Facebook.

Soros is now age 88, worth 25 BILLION which on his death  will got largely to his  numerous Open Society charities.

https://www.facebook.com/georgesoros.osf/

https://www.thefamouspeople.com/profiles/george-soros-1510.php

 

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McCarthyism & destroy Kavanaugh – two Senators from Maine oppose

 

 

Susan Collins current Senator from Maine  stands firm as did Margaret Smith who was first woman Senator from Maine

McCarthyism in 1950’s & destroy  Bret Kavanaugh   in 2018 — two women Senators  from Maine stood firm and opposed tactics to destroy personal credibility.

Maine’s first woman Senator , Margaret Smith,  denounced McCarthyism in the 1950’s.  In 2018,   Maine’s current woman Senator, Susan Collins , stood firm against  fellow Democrats’ tactics to  destroy Judge Kavanaugh’s personal reputation as a means to destroy his credibility as a candidate for the Supreme Court.

I applaud Susan Collins and her woman she most admires — Margaret Smith who stood firm against McCarthyism back in the 1950’s.

Aptos Psychologist Cameron Jackson jaj48@aol.com

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Scoundrel Sen. Dianne Feinstein? Ford v Kavanaugh drama

 

Sen. Feinstein role in Dr. Ford v Judge Kavanaugh drama

Scoundrel Sen. Diane Feinstein in Dr. Ford v Judge Kavanaugh drama?  Yes.

CA Sen. Feinstein – had she really  believed Dr. Ford  — could & should have informed both the FBI and  her Judicial Committee colleagues.   Instead, Sen. Feinstein did nothing for 6 weeks until after the hearing closed.

written by Aptos Psychologist Cameron Jackson  jaj48@aol.com

 

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Ford’s story felled by Maine Senator Susan Collins 45 minute point by point response

 

 

Dr. Christine Blasey Ford’s story felled by Maine Senator  Susan Collins’s  reasoned response

Dr.Christine  Blasey Ford’s  story   felled by Maine Senator Susan Collins’ 45 minute, point by point response why Ford’s  story  does not meet legal standard of  ‘more likely than not.’

Because  ford story is  not credible,  Maine’s Senator  Susan Collins voted Yes for Kavanaugh.

written byAptos Psychologist  Cameron Jackson, Ph.D.  jaj48@aol.com 

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FAX Sen. Heidi Heitkamp YES on Kavanaugh! Her mail boxes full!

 

 

FAX Sen. Heidi Heitkamp YES on Kavanaugh

Fax Sen. Heidi Heitkamp re YES  Kavanaugh!   Vote on Saturday Oct 6, 2018.  See FAX numbers for North Dakota below:  FAX does get to her. Her email boxes are full.  So — FAX !!

701 258 1254  Bismark

701 232 6449  Fargo

701 225 3287  Dickinson

701 746 1990 Grand Forks

701 838 8196  Monot

202 234 7776 Washington D.C.

 

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Call ICE? [Illegal confronts Sen. Flake]

 

Ana Maria Archila (on right in picture ) is from Colombia where she says she was sexually abused as a child.

She was screaming at Jeff Flake in a elevator on Capitol Hill.

Now this…
Thanks to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez we now know Ana Maria Archila is an illegal alien.

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Firenze Sage opines:  

How do these illegals get into the capital and why do we put up with trespassers telling us what to do?

Answer: we are stupid. 

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More holes in Dr. Ford’s story support Kavanaugh’s testimony

 

This smells?  More holes in Dr. Ford’s story support Kavanaugh’s testimony

More holes in Dr. Ford’s story support Kavanaugh’s testimony.The only other girl — best buddy then and for years with Dr. Ford — testifies to FBI she never knew Kavanaugh and never attended any small party with him or Ford.

Ford supposedly ran out of the house and somehow got home 20 minutes away as crow flies. Ford’s friend, best buddy for years, never came up to Ford and inquired why leave  and Ford never spoke to her in ’72 about the supposed event.

Dr. Blasey Ford’s story gets more and more holes in it.  First she could not fly to Washington D.C yet she flies world wide for pleasure and work.  Then  she was  told that the Judicial Committee would fly to her in CA or anywhere.  Either her attorneys did not tell her — which is malpractice — or she somehow did not recall it.   Then Ford testifies that adding another front door was main reason for couples’s therapy in 2012 although the building  permit was  gotten in 2007 and pictures show completed by 2011.

Women who have been assaulted — including those nearly assaulted who escaped successfully — remember the details.  Lots of details.  But Blasey Ford cannot recall vital details.

Remember those high school days and high school friendships?   They go deep.  Blasey Ford’s best girl friend does not corroborate.  One more big hole.

Latest info:  Ford’s former boy friend says Ford helped prepare person for a polygraph and that Ford ran up bills after he took her off his credit card.  See link here. 

written by Aptos Psychologist Cameron Jackson   jaj48@aol.com 

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