By Joseph Perry
Why trouble has a way of finding constituents – they make a lot of poor decisions. They have had many chances and it’s time constituents got their act together.
I am a formerly homeless person who states that constituents make a lot of poor decision when it comes to the people that they surround themselves with. The constituents are not familiar with the company that surrounds them, but nine times out of 10 when they get into trouble, it’s not them, it’s the people that surround them.
The State shelter system should start a campaign for shelter constituents and be passionate about it the question to the shelter system leaders: Why do it? Well, Why not? Is the shelter system of R.I. failing in responding to the needs of the constituents? And do case managers understand is the need? Almost everyone has a stake in this and in the future most require new skills. The shelter is no easy place to be, case managers must turn constituents’ lives around and make their future brighter and they then have to man-up.
All of us in the homeless community would love to see nothing better than the shelter system implementation of new reforms for the state’s shelters.
To the state’s shelter system–What’s the hold up? The state’s case managers must learn to keep a better perspective, and failure is a big part in their job. When they stop dwelling on it, their development with constituents will finally come around.
The State of Rhode Island must publicize their message about shelter issues.
It’s time for constituents to man up and get their lives together. They have been given a bunch of different chances. “Now is the time to really go, you know they get it, all right, now the constituents most get after every constituent has fallen from grace they must successfully man up and rehabitate themselves, projecting themselves as humbled, reformed, respectable. Again and again, they squandered good with lapses in judgment only to them at their mercy, in a manner that’s so easy to forgive. But at what point do we question their sincerity of being a changed man? They certainly deliver it as their own, but are they all (case managers) being played for fools?
Constituents openly admit that the bulk of their lessons have been learned by trial and error. Case managers must promote accountability, and to promote personal accountability, they need to grow up and need to take responsibility for themselves, and accountability is the key.
The administration of the State shelter system must take control of the homeless shelter debate and not allow the opposition to define the issues. The implementation of the reforms for the state shelter impact will be widespread and will provide the shelter case managers with more experiences and a variety of answers for solving constituents problems. Shelter leaders must urge more tolerance toward constituents.
The homeless community leaders are hoping the implementation of shelter reform will make an impact.
The benefits might not be seen until 2011 and they promise they will run more efficiency, but one of the greatest lessons which should be learned very early on by case managers was the need to keep it local and the need to keep it real.
The focus by the state shelter system leaders is on maintaining their plans of implementation reforms to the shelters. There are a lot of good leaders in this group that have been around for a long time, so I think that they know how to implement the reforms to the shelters and do their job and do what has to be done.