Originally posted by Mrgone
reply to post by Advantage
Firstly. Thank you.
I am heading to a library to send my resume to someone else here that wants to help.
I've been asked several times what I want. I just wanted to be a voice for the responsible types of people who seemed to be getting kicked in the
teeth lately. Because I don't mind the punches today.
What do I need? A place where people support each other and where I can contribute to the well being of my peers.
Do you know of a place like that? I'm starting to believe it may exist somewhere else than where I live
Your comments were greatly appreciated
Stars for you.
A place like that? heck no.
Its mainly just in the hearts and minds of folks from all over who happen to find each other online or within
communities. Certainly no whole community Ive ever lived in or been aware of...and Im not only older, Ive lived in many states and countries! Just a
state of mind I guess. So, if youre of this mind, it exists wherever YOU are... and like minds will find each other.
Ill tell you of a "possible"
place.. at the end of the wall o text here. LOL!
Good deal on sharing the resume. Also, submit it to Monster and Linkden.. among other online resume spots that headhunters cruise since youre
degreed. These days, your immediate concern is shelter and staying tied in to the net.. mainly because things are all online resume and application
submissions. Not like when we used to walk in , fill out a physical application, and say GIMME THE JOB! Networking like youre starting now is a shrewd
In my area our mayor shut down the homeless shelter and the homeless have nowhere to go. Then legalized panhandling... as if that will cure the issue!
In my county one guy has now estimated the unemployment rate at just under 18% ( not including those who have had their benefits run out on
unemployment) and families are in the park or split up and sheltering with various family or outside of the area shelters. Its a mess. Thank God its
been reasonably warm this yr.. as its different from other yrs.. we dont have enough to go around now. Our pantries are bare and you have to be on
some aid ( present a medicaid card and proof of LACK of income.. wtf) to get any food at them.. and we simply dont have enough personal
resources/coats/blankets/spare rooms/food to help everyone out. One day the know it alls here will find that the average homeless person isnt a
frothing at the mouth criminal or lunatic that we should avoid and deride.. its an average ex- lower/middle class person who has experienced a
personal financial armageddon... and this is EXACTLY what we who walk the walk and not just babble like an idiot on a message board are finding to be
true. Men and women with skills.. and degrees.. living in parks and foreclosed on homes. The TRUTH is shocking when you finally confront it and see
it. People with children. Some would ridicule and deride.. the rest of us just want to help you do your part in society to your ability. It not only
benefits you but all of us.
My last day with the prosecutors office is on Tues of next week.. finally got someone trained... and Im free to meddle and piss folks off in town at
my leisure. There is an abandoned YMCA a local homeless advocate is trying to get set up as a real FUNCTIONING homeless shelter.. as in job assistance
and living skills.. heavy on self sufficiency.. etc. Thats what the husband and I are going to be doing starting our involvements in the first of the
yr. Should be quite the mess since our wonderful city and county leaders are seriously deranged.... but it beats beating folks up on message boards
for jollies, eh?
This may be the ONLY place I personally know of thats making a real effort. Im sure there are more, but this is what Ive seen with my own eyes. Im NOT
a Xtian.. yet I know good work when I see it.
He even has a total energy efficient workshop and concept land in mid Mo.. engineers and HOMELESS
engineers, science backgrounds, etc... making a difference.
His vision sans the xtian stuff.. recognizes the contributions the homeless most reject
can give to themselves, each other, and our society in general. Most real human beings can maneuver with folks of other ideologies/religions/political
views to contribute something that is for the better of us ALL. Down on your luck doesnt mean useless to a functioning society
Look into it.. even resources and REAL help for homeless Vets.. which we have an overabundance of in the St Louis area on both sides of the river.