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originally posted by: EIOTMS
I have been homeless for over 2 years now. My health is bad. I have gone for 6 months at a time without my insulin shots. I stayed in my car at first until it finally broke down, then life really got hard. I've crashed in abandoned cars, in the woods, under bridges, and in homeless shelters. The homeless shelters are a joke. They are supposed to help you get back on your feet, all I ever saw the staff in these places do is look for reasons to toss you out of the shelters. The Salvation Army staff in Atlanta, Ga. we're the worse.
And when you're homeless people seem to look right through you like you're not even real. Like if they ignore the problem it will go away. The only people that do see you are the cops, and instead of helping you, they harrass you. I was told by some cops to start walking and not to stop until I got out of town or they would shoot me. I walked until I had blisters on my feet and my legs just couldn't move anymore.... Finally I just begged them to shoot me...these were people that are supposed to protect and serve....they need to be put into their own jail for what they did to me.
I turned in an application at the Housing Authority in Farmington, NM only to learn from the local news that the housing is given to overqualified people instead of the homeless that really need it.
I'm a 53 year old female with diabetes, high cholesterol, and a fractured back......I need a home.....only by the grace of God do I make it through one day at a time.....
I'm really pissed and tired of the government doing nothing to help this situation...... We are the invisible people to them.
n 1946, Congress passed a law that gave hospitals, nursing homes and other health facilities grants and loans for construction and modernization. In return, they agreed to provide a reasonable volume of services to persons unable to pay and to make their services available to all persons residing in the facility’s area. The program stopped providing funds in 1997, but about 300 health care facilities nationwide are still obligated to provide free or reduced-cost care.You can find a list of hospitals required by law to offer free or reduced-cost services