Repost: Something has gone terribly wrong//Where I was 3 years ago today


I volunteer at a pregnancy resource center. The majority of our clients are between the ages of 14-25. Most have not graduated from high school. Most of their parents had them when they were teenagers also. Most work at McDs or BK. A lot of them get kicked out of their house when their parents … Continue reading Repost: Something has gone terribly wrong//Where I was 3 years ago today

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Bob Baker was a man.


I didn't know Bob Baker. But I'm guessing you didn't either. Bob is one of the many people who lived underneath the 370 bridge. He died March 16. His body was found near the railroad trestles. This bothers me. I'm actually quite angered by this. This shouldn't happen in America. This shouldn't happen in St. … Continue reading Bob Baker was a man.

This Haunts Me


I can't tell you how much it haunts me to get a phone call like I did tonight. It's almost becoming too much for my heart to answer this question the same way. "Carissa, I have someone here that needs a place to stay. Are you open yet? Do you know anyone who has openings?" … Continue reading This Haunts Me

Can you spare a few bucks?: My Top 4 things to help the homeless


I've been called about 5 times about a woman with a small child sleeping in the car. She's mostly been at the QT on Kisker and the Walgreens on Caulks Hill. Her story is the same. Her water has been turned off. She's not sure what to do. She's called all the agencies. There is … Continue reading Can you spare a few bucks?: My Top 4 things to help the homeless

Tikkun Olam


I really like it when one phrase in another language can mean so many things in the English language. I think it's just crazy jazz that there are 15 significant lexemes for the word "snow" in the Eskimos language. I'm just messing around this evening and I am came across this Judaic term that has … Continue reading Tikkun Olam