Can You Picture The Brady Bunch Living in an Apartment?

By | Aug 28, 2015

Imagine the Brady Bunch kids living in a 2-bedroom apartment in Los Angeles. Now that’s a TV show!

I remember when I was a kid, the famous families on television always had a one-earner parent. Typically, dad went to work, and mom stayed home to take care of the children. From the Andersons (on Father Knows Best), to the Bunkers (on All In The Family), to the Bradys (on the Brady Bunch).

And these families always had nice homes, even though the dads held basic middle-class jobs – insurance agent, dock-worker, and architect.

Back then, these television families simply reflected society in mid-America, when American families were able to live in a home, with only dad holding down a middle-class job.

My, how times have changed.  Read More »

Homeless or Criminal?

By | Aug 12, 2015 | Comments Off on Homeless or Criminal?

But then the parties started. Out came the drugs. Cars pulled up and Harry’s new neighbors sidled up alongside them, negotiating with the drivers. His street had become a swap meet for illegal substances.

It Could Happen to Them

Although the needs of the people we serve have become more intensive, one thing hasn’t necessarily changed. Ironically, they often still come from middle-class America.

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