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I may be homeless, need advice

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posted on Mar, 27 2012 @ 06:18 PM
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posted on Mar, 27 2012 @ 06:41 PM
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Dude if you were smart you'd join the military. Trust me its the best option.



posted on Mar, 27 2012 @ 06:57 PM
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On a humorous note, not to belittle the OP by any means...
but this is the vibe I got initially after reading the entire thread to date -


www.explosm.net...

not in anyway exactly so, but the defeatist attitude rang a bell...

I hope the OP manages to find their way in the world along with the rest of us


Wag



posted on Mar, 27 2012 @ 07:01 PM
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Originally posted by Patrick2089
Dude if you were smart you'd join the military. Trust me its the best option.


*adds sarcasm*


idk what hand you have been dealt, but if you have a year and $2000 you can easily get an apartment for cheap (may be "ghetto") and get a job, waiting tables, anything. if you have to leave your citiy, then just pick some where, and save as much as possible. its all the same everywhere. Its what you make of it that counts.



posted on Mar, 27 2012 @ 07:33 PM
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Just pray man, don't get stuck in your sorrows. You should move to AZ where there is more sun, who knows buy ##SNIPPED##. Have no fear my brotha.
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posted on Mar, 27 2012 @ 08:37 PM
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go find a nice tree to live in. or sit on a bench in a park. no reason you can't enjoy being homeless



posted on Mar, 27 2012 @ 08:58 PM
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Maybe he's in jail. Would explain the uncertainty of a year or three (hasn't been sentenced yet). Record is a hard thing to overcome these days. Hurts chances. Starting that fresh (on release) is a bummer. Dunno, just hear a lot of skepticism from members and thinking of why he is reluctant to tell. Easy up on him.



posted on Mar, 27 2012 @ 09:06 PM
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Hmmmm, being that you can see it coming, I would guess you're in legal/financial troubles and you're going to disappear. Being that you're embarrassed, perhaps not wanting to pay a debt? Child support? I have no idea but looking for a life of homelessness versus standing up for desicions you have made seems to be a no brainier. Take the issues you have to deal with in little bites. I see too many people that are homeless, and now they are "forever" stuck that way. It's easy to choose to get there but nearly impossible to get back.
No advice for the original question only advice to not make that desicion. Early twenties it would suck but be doable...later it will be impossible. It will be a mistake that will ultimately take your life.



posted on Mar, 27 2012 @ 09:12 PM
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Build a full ki of camping gear w pack
Designed for long term camping,books
On extended backpacking trips will tell you what you need.Most homeless either stay in warm zones(Fla,Ca)or follow the seasons (South winter north/west summer.good luck



posted on Mar, 27 2012 @ 09:13 PM
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Originally posted by 0thetrooth0
Hi,

I may be homeless as soon as a year or as late as a few years. It's not because of losing a job or getting kicked out of parents house or anything...
I pretty much have 4 options: Be homeless, join military, end up in jail, [SNIP] or join a Catholic monastery..

I prefer the last of those options, even if I dont believe I think it's good because I will never have to worry about if I have a roof over my head or about food or getting sick, etc. I'm pretty much good for life if I join a monastery.

I'm mainly looking for advice on guides or tips on how to survive being homeless.

When one has no house or family or job or anything one pretty much ends up being homeless, but I realized there are alternatives like the options mentioned.. I would also appreciate if you have any other alternatives I forgot to mention.. I also need advice on which one I should pick.

Thanks.

 


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edit on 3/26/2012 by AshleyD because: (no reason given)


I'm telling you right now this second to start doing one thing and ONE THING ONLY. I can assume you have internet access so there are still options. APPLY TO PUBLIC HOUSING THIS SECOND. I work in public housing and can guarantee, though some cities may be filled up there are PLENTY that are still open. Some have waiting lists and others have housing open right now. If you apply for waiting lists now to as many housing authorities as you can, you WILL get a house. You do NOT need to live in a state or town currently to apply for the housing. I'm begging you to exercise these options - your income can be NOTHING to qualify. Please heed this advice.

When an asset manager has a unit open they NEED to fill it. You could very well be that person to fill. Go for it. Humans will always have options - always. Especially in the US.
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posted on Mar, 27 2012 @ 09:26 PM
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Get off the computer... stop fappin... stop watching tv... work your ass off... day and night... stop hanging out with losers... if you want to do well hang around people that do well


You know that's some really #ty advice.


OP what you need to do is re evaluate your life, everyone lives so vainly. I'll tell you though theres more to life believe me. If those are the things you want in your life or concern yourself with, It is nothing but vexation. Were all better off homeless maybe then we'd realize something. That were like vagabonds.

I guess the most sound advice I could give you in the truth is for you, dare to find it.
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posted on Mar, 27 2012 @ 09:36 PM
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OP,

You should become an adventurer or amateur scientist.

Go explore the Amazon or Africa.

Make sure to write a diary and publish it as a book.



posted on Mar, 27 2012 @ 09:56 PM
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I think your being naive. Your not going to escape the law. You likely do not have an option like the military or monestary.

Here since your too scared of what your did, got caught at/with, and are now bonded out I'll be your mind reader.

1. You had indecent exposure charges, some young porn, or something along these lines.
2. Chris Hansen caught ya.
3. Your now out on BOND and your family and friends think your SICK.
4. Your trying to run away from it and this message board is providing some temporary distraction about that real world.

Stop and reflect on whats happened. You need help. Your not going to make it on the streets dude, that's a very ruff place and you will be lucky to end up turning tricks/on hard drugs for a few years till you die.

Leaving the US, your never coming back and once they find out they will have an international extradition order placed on your head. You will get caught. You think skip traces don't find people? You have to get way off grid. Africa/Middle east sound good? Doesn't matter, that's even rougher then the streets. Your dead in that situation also.

Military. This is probably your only actual option and a very slim one at that. Depends on what you did. Hope its not what I guessed at cause that's disqualification. If not, go with the navy. Safer for someone that doesn't need to be exposed to blown apart people, at least not very often. When you figure out that wont work, which I'm going with the guesses I put out earlier, it wont. your going to be left with 1 thing.

Jail. Yup I said it and you need to accept it. Its the only logical place your ending up man. You wont get help in there. You will get beat up in there. HOPE they don't send you to prison. You think being out on bond is smart? GO BACK TO JAIL. Rack up some much needed "Served Time" in a less then hostile place. If you raped a kid or anything like that, man its going to be fuk'd up for you bad. Even if you didn't and got charged with it. Know what it is better then? Death, your most likely other outcome.

So welcome to adulthood. You're about to learn the biggest lesson of your life. $h!t is serious here. Don't # around. DON'T RUN. YOUR GOING TO END UP IN JAIL/PRISON LONGER OR DEAD!



That all said hey man I have gone to jail a few times and it sucks man. Better watch some lockup episodes cause that's what it is like. Try to talk with a councilor also, you actually DO need to get professional help and they could pull BIG weight for your defense. If you go Military, go to the judge and get the OKAY from them FIRST as a probation. Don't just join and flee, your really stupid if you think you wont get caught for that.



posted on Mar, 27 2012 @ 10:04 PM
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OP, you can try to find a job as an apartment manager, many times you get a free/greatly reduced rent apartment, and sometimes even a salary on top of that.

Or, you can find a job as manager at a storage facility. Many self storage places have managers that live on site, so again you will have a free place to live, plus a salary.

Or, you can take a job as a live in helper for disadvantaged or disabled people who are living in a group home setting. Once you go through some training which they will provide for free, which involves learning about medications, first aid, etc. you will have your own separate living area, as well as a salary.

These are just 3 examples that provide a place to live, plus a salary.

The more creative you are, and the more hard work you put in to finding a solution, the better your chances will be.

Good luck!



posted on Mar, 27 2012 @ 10:06 PM
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Now here is the program, make friends with some old homeless guy in chicago, should be easy for you buy him a bottle of whisky,as you still have 2 Grand left, sit and drink with him and when he is half smashed, get all the information about the underground system there,as there are all types of unused rail systems and caverns under Chi Town, check it all out and as you are introverted you will not have to worry about talking to people, don't shave (another saving) and always walk with a shuffle, ( should be easy for you as you said you are lazy) find a spot you like and spray paint Graffiti all around where you will be living, with all kinds of skulls with dripping red paint, and knives and all that type of stuff( this should keep any sane person away from you) lots of these guys will share food with you.---or if you hang around restaurants with glass windows in front you can see when people are leaving and how much food is left on the table, when they get up you just slip into their chair and finish up, plus you can also get the tips left( good idea to share with the waitress, then they won't bother you too much,

Also you will be surprised how much food supermarkets are forced to throw out from spoilege etc, always try to sleep with your shoes under your head so no one steals them, as it can get a little chilly in windy city,now when you are all unshaven and smelly, now is the time to strike, hit the unemployment office and tell them you are looking for a position as a CEO of a large corp that provides housing,stock options, profit sharing, insurance,annual Bonus, transportation with travel benefits and a assistant (preferably attractive female) they will be convinced you are a little unhinged and put you on free medication for your depression, ( which you can sell on the street) and they will probably qualify you for welfare for the rest of your life. then now you have a income stream, start looking for a cave system probably in new mexico on federal land so no one bothers you and take your time setting up house, now you can clean yourself up take on a Squaw, and walla the life of Riley, so stay positive as long as you focus on long term goals, you can reach your goal, living off the backs of hard working Americans, Life is Good. hope this has been some help.
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posted on Mar, 27 2012 @ 10:14 PM
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Whatever you do DONT join the army



posted on Mar, 27 2012 @ 10:35 PM
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I heard some incredibly wonderful advice, "Live like a gypsy." And the one thing gypsies excel at is squatting. There must be thousands of places in your city to squat in. Another thing I know about gypsies is that they always have a pickup truck. So you have your pick up. Next you need your cell phone. Then after that its Craigslist. There must be tons of people with junk to get rid of. And if it's one thing gypsies know its junk. One sort of junk I like is metallic junk. Just ask to haul people's old refrigerators, junky Chinese bicycles, and left over detritus from tenant move outs. As for the squat there must be a good number with fouled up mortgage paper work and no visible owner. Adverse possession is the way to go in such cases. Anyway I hope I have given you some help. As for the pick up truck or van, you used to be able to get those VW vans with the old air engines in them- very cheap on gas. Good luck.


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posted on Mar, 27 2012 @ 10:45 PM
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Originally posted by 0thetrooth0
Hi,

I may be homeless as soon as a year or as late as a few years. It's not because of losing a job or getting kicked out of parents house or anything...
I pretty much have 4 options: Be homeless, join military, end up in jail, [SNIP] or join a Catholic monastery..

I prefer the last of those options, even if I dont believe I think it's good because I will never have to worry about if I have a roof over my head or about food or getting sick, etc. I'm pretty much good for life if I join a monastery.

I'm mainly looking for advice on guides or tips on how to survive being homeless.

When one has no house or family or job or anything one pretty much ends up being homeless, but I realized there are alternatives like the options mentioned.. I would also appreciate if you have any other alternatives I forgot to mention.. I also need advice on which one I should pick.

Thanks.

 


Mod note: Removed inappropriate subject matter.
edit on 3/26/2012 by AshleyD because: (no reason given)


Sorry to hear about your situation - join the PeaceCorps and help other people if you are not sure what you want to do. Maybe seeing how others live and their struggles will help you focus your life into what you want of it. They need young able bodies. This is only my suggestion based on what you provided - I'm sure others will post why you shouldn't join the PeaceCorps.

www.peacecorps.gov...

Good luck.



posted on Mar, 27 2012 @ 10:52 PM
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Originally posted by wishful1gnorance
I knew a chef that lived in Colorado, near yellowstone. he lived for 8 months out of a tent up a hill/mountain behind the restaurant he was working at. He was able to do this because he had foresight into what he would need (he was already the outdoo
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Not to nit pik, but Yellowstone is NOT near Colorado.



posted on Mar, 27 2012 @ 10:54 PM
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