posted on Nov, 18 2012 @ 09:02 AM
I have a dream/wish/plan and not alot of ways to attain. However that is not as important, because we're going to start working for this, and
keeping it in the forefront Then look for ways to do this, alternative methods or otherwise. But we have discovered quite a web of dysfunctional
government services. Some of the things they do are good, teens in group homes have a bit of spending money. But overall alot of teenagers without
grade 12, drop outs and a little training stints in restaurants. And we seem to have more and more showing up. Not enough beds. Cereal disappearing
What is needed, for both the teens and the homeless is the same thing.
Land, small homes, homes on wheels, cob homes, cottages, store front, greenhouses, work shop. Farming skills. Sales skills. I would have kids from
group homes, taking correspondence and finishing their schooling, my father got a lot of hard to learn kids, to excell at reading skills, and
math/science skills. He's doing this for my son with apraxia now, in a few months, all the years with the special program at school was nothing
compared to the break throughs he is doing. Having requirements for 3 hours of schooling, part time, and part time work as apprentie, learning skills
in woodworking, mechanics, electrical, farming, having art and music and creative pursuits and getting their math and science up so they could retrain
as electrical engineers, and any number of useful careers and skills is a far better idea than what isn't working.
And a separate farm and land for the homeless. They pretty well need the same situation, with some allowances made for those who simply need to live
in dignity, and heal.
It costs society far far less per person to do things the right way, with a heart, ensuring all are safe and growing than the cost of one homeless
person or one uneducated problem youth. The BC Government did a study that one homeless person costs over half a million dollars, in medical,
policing and damage, probably closer to a million. A portion of land on an eco farm, a small yard, a second hand trailer fixed up or yurt, so
approximating costs even with repairs and beautification would only be in the range of 20 000 with land,and making that land produce in terms of
aquaponics, food, fish, things for the health food industry, natural organic solutions, produce in terms of products, enviro products, generators,
energy devices, parabolic mirrors, an numerous other things for off grid.
There is no reason for this cruel and ugly system. It costs far more money and harms real people to their souls.
That is my goal, and in every town, every region, if people who were rich in land paired up and sold the land, bought a little mobile home or condo
and used the rest to run eco farms and businesses for those in need, homeless, youths running away from care facilities, education/training/ethical
businesses and turning communities around, and exporting this to the world, it would make a huge difference.
Not to mention we also need very effective groups of citizens meeting with management and tweaking things, in city hall. Coming up jointly with
better programs. Citizens counsels and our own media.