Mamaz/Families


Who cares for the caregivers?

Who cares for the caregivers?

 

Roofless Radio Deep East Oakland- Tyan

 
 
A: My name is Tyan, I'm here from Oakland. Currently I am homeless. How I ended up here, it's a long story. I got drunk one night, and I never went back home. That's cutting to the chase right there. And I tell everybody, alcohol is a gateway to everything else out here. Weed is a gateway to everything else out here. I have a child, 13 years old, I miss dearly. I'm not doing anything to help her right now. I feel terrible. 
 

Roofless Radio Deep East Oakland- A Grieving Mama

On February 25th, the year 2006, I lost my 16-year-old son due to gunfire. After that it spiraled downhill. I went rom alcohol to perscription drugs. From there, I had an A1 dissection heart surgery. I lost my husband five months ago. Thirty-five years I was with him. His sister sold the house out from underneath me, and I was one the streets. And as of tomorrow, BART is putting us out. So I have no place to go and no money. 

Roofless Radio Nashville- Susan

Hi, I'm Susan, and I'm from Nashville. I've been in housing for almost two years now. I had let some houseless people stay with me, that were living in their car. And it was 100 degrees plus outside.

People Skool for Poverty Skolaz- Ingrid

My name is Ingrid De Leon. Mother of a princess and three beautiful children. This is a story about power. Of leaders of organizations.
 
I feel like garbage. I was seeking help from my adoptive family. I didn't ask for money. I made tamales, so I could sell them, and they would buy them, and to feel that I wasn't begging for money. But for a moment I felt like I was in the clouds, because there were people buying my tamales, and I needed the money. 
 

People Skool for Poverty Skolaz- Tacuma

Everything is a Waiting List

 

I was on my way home from middle school one day. WHAT! A sheriff deputy is at my house with a pink lockout notice on the door and my mom's in tears. What to do, another homeless family in SF. My mother has been on the Section 8 waiting list for years.

Left behind in Tech Privelege land

I really hate not being computer savvy. Often I feel like I'm left behind. The world is supposed to be at my fingertips. This is my generation, we are the techies of today. Unfortunately I don't have that privilege. Somehow I got left behind.

Scamlord Story- Sharena Diamond Thomas

My name is Sharena Diamond Thomas, and I'm informing everybody of what's  going on in my neck of the woods, East Oakland. I'm dealing with a slum lord. 

 

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