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The Least the Lost and the Hopeless: Who is Accountable for America’s Homeless? Who is Doing Enough?

The Least the Lost and the Hopeless: Who is Accountable for America’s Homeless? Who is Doing Enough?

    by Catherine Townsend-Lyon, Author/Advocate According to the US Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Annual Homeless Assessment Report, as of 2018, there were around 553,000 homeless people in the United States on a given night or 0.17% of America’s population. They come from all walks of life and from many different circumstances as to why they became homeless. You […]

It’s a Choice to Stay Homeless

It’s a Choice to Stay Homeless

    By Amanda Carter Chronic homelessness is a choice. I am living proof that anyone experiencing homelessness can get out and stay out, if they want. I am a mother of 3. I am a survivor of human trafficking. I am an addict working a program of recovery. Yes, I have been and have […]

An Addiction That Requires No Substances – This Is My Story

An Addiction That Requires No Substances – This Is My Story

By Catherine Townsend-Lyon, Author and Advocate My name is Catherine, and I’m a recovering gambling addict.  “How does did a good girl go bad? By crossing a fine line from a “once in awhile gambler into a full-blown addiction.”  As I began gambling with money, I then started with the money I didn’t have, to […]

“The Truth About Nobody Knows”: My Story About Sexual Abuse- “Rape”!           

“The Truth About Nobody Knows”: My Story About Sexual Abuse- “Rape”!           

By Lang Martinez, December 16, 2019 Nobody Knows But Me part 8 God Only Knows     for King & Country “Wide awake while the world is sound asleepin’. Too afraid of what might show up while you’re dreamin’. Nobody, nobody, nobody sees you     Nobody, nobody would believe you Every day you try […]

“Nobody Knows But Me”- Part 6- Encounter at Little Caesar’s

“Nobody Knows But Me”- Part 6- Encounter at Little Caesar’s

By Lang Martinez with Bonnie Rouda   This one I dedicate to Keith Repult author of the book,  ‘Just Breathe‘. I wanted to know what love is and I wanted you to show me.  Thank you for showing me what love truly means my friend. Matthew 7 verse 1-5: “Do not judge, or you too […]

Tom Dunn: Interview of a Formerly Homeless Recovering Addict

Tom Dunn: Interview of a Formerly Homeless Recovering Addict

By Tom Dunn: Editor’s note: Tom Dunn of Port Hueneme News did these two video interviews of formerly homeless, now recovering addict, Lang Martinez. Lang has now become an advocate for the homeless. In Part I, Tom persuades Lang to tell us about the life of the addicted homeless, whom Lang estimates are 80% of […]

CJ Columnist’s Story in Addiction Recovery Magazine

CJ Columnist’s Story in Addiction Recovery Magazine

By George Miller Citizens Journal columnist Lang Martinez mentioned us in his “Nobody Knows But Me” article appearing in this month’s 5th anniversary special edition of “Keys to Recovery” magazine, which is printed and distributed in California and 30 additional states. It is chock full of stories about addiction, treatment, testimonials and ads for treatment […]

Nobody Knows But Me: My story about being homeless on the streets of Oxnard- Part 1

Nobody Knows But Me: My story about being homeless on the streets of Oxnard- Part 1

By Lang Martinez   What caused me personally to become homeless living on the streets in Oxnard? Methamphetamine use. Being homeless definitely taught me a whole new learning experience of self-perseverance and survival. Bottom line, trust no one but yourself! My number one priority in life while on the streets was to get my poison, my […]

County adopts disaster recovery plan

County adopts disaster recovery plan

VENTURA, Calif. – The Board of Supervisors adopted a Disaster Recovery Plan at their April 30th meeting which will be incorporated into the County’s overall disaster plans to provide for an efficient recovery process following a major incident. The recovery plan was developed under the direction of the County Executive Office. Following the Thomas Fire, […]

City of Ventura Releases Thomas Fire After Action Review: Outlines Investments to Increase Resiliency

City of Ventura Releases Thomas Fire After Action Review: Outlines Investments to Increase Resiliency

The City of Ventura has released its after action review of the Thomas Fire that analyzes the City’s immediate response and initial recovery operations for the unprecedented disaster. The goal of the 23-page report is to evaluate what was done, examine lessons learned, and identify areas for future implementation, many of which have already been […]

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