We often meet people who became homeless and who have so adapted to street life, or park life, that they don't think about getting back into the main stream or into housing. Some of these people have first of all been moved along, others have tried to stay put while they wait months or years to be taken into a shelter with a housing program. Bad news about the terms and conditions of living at shelters by others who tried them is all around. It's discouraging.
Then there are the RV and VAN homeless, the upper class of homelessness so to speak, who are able to camp or otherwise maintain the mobile lifestyle because their retirement, SSDI, SSI, or other funds at least allow them to do maintenance and repairs, get insurance and inspections and stickers, and who will continue to do so as long as they can afford to. Some of these people also are on wait lists for either Section 8, Senior Housing, or Low Income Housing, or some other option. One woman lived this way for years waiting for her crazy parents to die. They had been abusive to her but she did inherit their house eventually.
We often meet people who have become homeless WHO DO NOT KNOW THEY HAVE ANY OPTIONS.
THIS BLOG IS FOR THEM TOO. More than anything we want you to know that you do have options, even though it may be hard work and frustrating to partake in them.
We recently met homeless people WHO DID NOT KNOW THEY CAN GET SOME DENTAL CARE with JUST MEDICAL.
We've met people living within a half hour by bus to M.E.N.D. who do not know about their TUESDAY MORNINGS for the homeless, where they can shower, get bus tokens to come back the next week, have a hot meal, and take away some groceries.
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