Staff Voices

Short Stories

If I have a favorite group at the Center, it’s “Short Stories” by a landslide. On Tuesdays at 10AM, about 10-15 of us read a short story and talk about it. I, of course, read the stories ahead of time and select them based on their length, content, and interest-level for our group. A few


When people ask me where I work, I get excited and yet also apprehensive. Sometimes I simply say, “I work in homeless services in Hollywood.” This is true, of course, but it doesn’t highlight the thing I love most about working in homeless services at the Center. Namely, getting to connect with people using our

Rainy Days

I asked a participant the other day, “What do you do when it rains?” I couldn’t have anticipated his response:  “I get wet.” This winter season has been uncharacteristically rainy here in LA. As I write this, we’re in the middle of what is forecasted to be four straight days of rain. And it’s hard

A Clinical Perspective

This post was written by Frank Buckley, S.J., Psy. D, Clinical Director at The Center at Blessed Sacrament. On its home page, the Center at Blessed Sacrament argues it is eradicating homelessness in Hollywood through relationships. Allen Shore, Ph.D. at UCLA is using neuroscience to show the transformative quality in mental health is relationship and how one good

Natalie Christina & Yoga Group

Natalie Christina is a committed volunteer at the Center and bring her talents to share the gift of yoga with our participants.

Nathan & Poetry Group

Nathan Sheets is our program manager and facilitates our weekly poetry group.

Torri & Music Group

Torri is one of our core staff members and leads music group; one of the most popular at the Center.

Gerry & Watercolors

Each week a variety of groups and activities take place at the Center. Check out this video to see how staff member Gerry Mischke has brought the magic of watercolors to those participating in art group. Check out some of the artwork created in Gerry’s watercolor group by clicking here.