For the first Time in a while I am posting, Not as Many of my previous Post on the abuses of The system by Homeless help Organizations which I know to be taking place in this country or about Homelessness It self But rather about the now lack thereof in one mans Life, Mine.
I have been blessed these last few month’s To no Longer be Living a Homeless Life, And I now fell as If I am deceptive if in that Blessing I continue To Blog and share and try to convey any kind of a fruitful message In the struggle to overcome Homelessness, if I continue to do It, on A blog that states this Homeless Life, as It’s claim and Title.
There are many Men and women that Live a homeless Life, and It is one of true struggle, The Life I now live is not one of struggle Outside of the struggle I now face within myself, trying to find what Is my Identity because The man I once Identified with is Rapidly fading Into my past. While I view this as a Good thing, it is a Challenge to say the least. As If a Dear friend is dying and I am perplexed always By a flood of emotion. Because There is a part of me that wants Him laid to rest and a Part of Me that wants To resuscitate Him. Do I buy Flowers or a get well soon card? Can I be Honest In saying I am No longer Homeless? When The Man Inside of Me has Not yet adapted To his New Life. I can tell you this after all the Homeless years I spent on the streets Never has My struggle for survival Been as Great as it is Now!
All the ranting and all of the Fact Checking and all of the records evaluations and program development literature that I have read in the past do not in anyway reveal the true problem of what organizations have become geared towards Helping those most at risk are faced with supportive housing over the past 2 decades since it was conceived has had A failure rate Of approximately 80 percent Since I can not get people to listen in telling them that these models do not work and are not helping in getting people off of the streets except in very rare cases, let me try and convey this to every Homeless advocate Help organization and person trying to help end this Plague we are faced with Supportive housing does not end when You get a person In a house It is There that It begins.
I have been blessed where others have Not I have friends Who are helping and I have others who still are or have been homeless to talk to and I have Faith, That God Has placed Me where I am today, if we aren't going to Change the way Homeless people are Housed at least lets make it work. Remember Approximately 80 Percent of Homeless People Housed Return To homelessness at Some point most within the First Year! This WE Can Change. Peoples Lives Depend On it.