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If there’s one thing I’ve learned about homelessness it’s that you cannot rely too much on government programs to provide safety nets for it’s citizens. Used to be a time Social Services could prevent and get people out of homelessness but no more. Making cutbacks on the heads of those who need it the most …
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What would you do?

May 9th, 2012 | Posted by Carey Fuller in Homelessness - (9 Comments)

After talking further with this new job, I discovered that I’ll be getting less than 20 hours a week. Since this is a caregiver type position, I will be required to drive to two different clients, and the first one I met with last night was 30 miles away from Maggie’s school and tentative daycare. …
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Yesterday an acquaintance said to me “So what have you been up to lately?” I answered “Well so far, I’m trying to help a single mother of a 12-day old baby not sleep in her car tonight or any night since she was told this morning she had to leave a friend’s house asap because …
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I got a job. Yes, really. A homeless mother got a job that pays $10.00 an hour, before taxes. Getting a job is all it takes to get out of homelessness, right? So while we’re here why don’t we see what exactly $10 an hour will get you. Say I get 40 hours a week, …
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This morning I managed to get Maggie up and dressed in time to get to a job orientation/training that I thought started at 9:00 am. Turned out it was actually 9:30 and I got there an hour early! I spent 5 hours watching job orientation and training videos without a break but I figure it’s …
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