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Homeless shelter expecting move to new facility to happen near New Year's

i have a job, got off the streets and have everything i need, no thanks too any "services"(laughing at the term services, almost non exsistant) @50 yr

November 5, 2012 at 2:57 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Homeless shelter expecting move to new facility to happen near New Year's

and just for the record i have been homeless in this city, and traveled through out this country, the lawrence drop in shelter by far, was one of the worst shelters i have ever been in , in my life. id rather camp on county land (no local cop harrassment), then ever stay there. Im glad there is a new facillity and just hope the logistics can be worked out to help as many as possible.

November 5, 2012 at 1:06 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Homeless shelter expecting move to new facility to happen near New Year's

i agree whole heartedly, but for the ones who do work and are trying to better themselves, the lack of planning, for rides etc, is whats troubling. The fact that the shelter has been a wet shelter for years also contibutes to the lack of motivation for those whove been there for years.i just firmly believe that there were better pieces of land that are easily accessable by walking, bikes, already exsisting bus routes that would have better served the homeless IN TOWN. But by starting to offer real programs to help is a step in the right direction. And to figure out a proactive way to help the ones who do suffer from mental health, addiction, etc that wont go out there, is perferable to going in with bulldozers and destroying the ramshakle shakes they build to try and survive the winter, or the wasted money in the process of two hundered dollar fines for illegal camping etc.its a work in progress, but as a progressive town, we should follow the lead of other cities who have taken a proactive approach.

November 5, 2012 at 12:58 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Homeless shelter expecting move to new facility to happen near New Year's

that would be awsome, but with the cuts they already are doing, highly unlikely without state or fed. help with funding, granted i know the need for having a new space better programs and am grateful that there is going to be a new shelter, just the choice of location is a huge prob for me, but prob makes the cops happy and downtown buisness owners.

November 5, 2012 at 11:45 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Homeless shelter expecting move to new facility to happen near New Year's

but you do remind me why i am pro choice, and as you havent contributed anything except negativity, quit projecting your defects on to others and get some help

November 5, 2012 at 11:43 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Homeless shelter expecting move to new facility to happen near New Year's

there are major cities accross the country that do the same thing, provides a safeish alternetive to being banshished outside of town. concentration camp would have gaurds, but i guess you wouldnt mind them setting up tents in your yard though right??using your water?? oh thats right, youre prob one of the ones who would rather them be outta sight outta mind wouldnt ya?

November 5, 2012 at 11:39 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Homeless shelter expecting move to new facility to happen near New Year's

what needs to be made is a tent city, fenced ,lighted, water, trash........with out reach programs for the ones who wont move out there.

November 5, 2012 at 10:34 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Homeless shelter expecting move to new facility to happen near New Year's

ohhhh and hopefully its a dry shelter, having staff supplying, and using prob doesnt help either

November 5, 2012 at 10:31 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Homeless shelter expecting move to new facility to happen near New Year's

having the shelter out there is the worst idea ive heard. Outta sight, outta mind is not the way to address the problem. But for someone whos working, homeless and doesnt drive, i guess walking 5 miles cuz i get off work after the busses stop, is just a fantastic alternitive. what its going to do is drive more homeless downtown, and into the woods but good luck with your new waste of space

November 5, 2012 at 10:30 a.m. ( | suggest removal )