By Joseph Perry
Shelter constituents say: A lot of things had to go wrong that created the mess in our lives.
Case managers to constituents: I don’t want you to go from one problem to another.
Shelter constituents must be able to turn their lives around and reveal the best of who they are and what they aspire to be.
Constituents must put mistakes behind them. They can’t change the past and can’t change any thing that has happened, but they have the opportunity for a fresh start. It depends on whether they are willing to learn. A few more life lessons won’t cure their problem, but will create improvement.
Who cares about how shelter constituents feel? They feel insecure in the shelters and uncomfortable about their biggest dream in their lives, which is: To find a home.
I think case managers are trying to wash their hands of constituents instead of looking at the whole picture.
Question: Why do homeless people lives spiral out of control?
Question: Do managers of the emergency shelter system know what chaos they have unleashed?
Shelter managers: a lack of commitment to shelter constituents.
I am asking the Rhode Island emergency shelter system leaders to a forum to air some private grievances and get assurance for the liberty to air what was said about the grievance publicly. Case managers have an obligation to graduate constituents from the shelter.
I don’t necessarily want to overturn the boat, but I will rock it.
The only reason I’m writing about this is because I wanted to see about how many constituents are graduating from the shelter. This is my concern I told them I’m not going to jump on the bandwagon and let you all make money from all the constituents that are in the shelter and not say anything.