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Shelter


This is a "day shelter" which is adjacent to a "night shelter" where homeless guests are provided iwith space, fellowhip, coffee, education, counselling, and job hunting services, as well as other useful things, and occasionally even a little food.  I will work a four hour shift in the clothing room beginning Wednesday.

I did see one person there who remembered me from fifteen years ago (she says 13).  I did see some dogs which appeared to be pets (which pleased me).  There was a surprising large number of blind persons.
Otherwise the place was pretty much as i remembered it, except for new faces  and,  maybe, new rules.

There were about fifty  people there, all either sober or quiet.  I'm looking forward to being back.  There was some turmoil in the area earlier this year as  police attempted to disperse a  "Hoovervill" that had formed a few blocks away,  I suspect that in clearing the area there was more attention givrn to the appearance of order than to human rights.  But today there were many people occupying shaded areas near rhe shelters apparemty neither offensive nor  offended.

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e_d_young
Jun. 11th, 2016 12:34 am (UTC)
I'm glad for you that you're out in the community and have found a new gig. Peace be with you.
bobby1933
Jun. 11th, 2016 01:28 am (UTC)
Thank you.
Peace!
abendstille
Jun. 11th, 2016 04:04 am (UTC)
I think that's great, Bobby, that you go back there again and make yourself useful. What a wonderful thing to do!
bobby1933
Jun. 12th, 2016 07:31 pm (UTC)
Thank you, Mia.
reginaterrae
Jun. 11th, 2016 01:37 pm (UTC)

Yay!

bobby1933
Jun. 12th, 2016 07:31 pm (UTC)
:)
jayyy
Jun. 12th, 2016 06:20 am (UTC)
Homeless? God Bless you by the Lord's grace.
bobby1933
Jun. 12th, 2016 07:32 pm (UTC)
Thank you, Jay.
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