The Black Lady Theatre’s Restoration

In the pioneer spirit of barn-raising, The Black Lady Theatre at 750 Nostrand Avenue in Brooklyn is being renovated. Leading the extensive rehabilitation are Clarence Jr. 2X and Omar Hardy, the father and...

The Good Ones Never Stay Long

A Men's Shelter One never knows how much she can endure until she's in the thick of it. Joy surprised herself by completing the six-month probation.  She was sure her office mates and her clients would...

Case Management Training II

Help from a Colleague While Joy is getting up to speed as a Case Manager, the shelter residents are feeling the vacuum left from her promotion. An afternoon when Butler takes an approved extended lunch,...

It’s Just A Matter of Time

Be Your Own Champion Being a case manager with cases to manage is bearing down on Ms. Duggins.  She's bringing the job home and some folks don't like it. Baby, if you don't stop talking about those...

Case Management Training I

Mr. Butler Now that she's in the Social Services Office, Joy has to cut the mustard.  Will she pass or will she be, like many before her, another fired employee. The thing Joy is most concerned about...

Finally…A Case Manager

  The day has come after months of hard work, ostracism, and some good times: Joy is moving up! Joy loves Tuesdays and Fridays because she has the morning to herself.  She may take a tub bath,...

More to Come from the Shelter

  Getting Your Own Keys It's been quiet but rest assured, Joy, Flo, Helen, Stan, Big Cheez, and Juliette are still dedicated to the mission of bringing services to the clients at the shelter. ...

What Employment Shelter Status Brings

Big Cheez in business casual Background The previous Mayor, Bloomberg, was about ridding the city of certain services. He drastically reduced the number of child care program sponsors, favoring large...