homeless in hardin county

Posted in the Kenton Forum

First Prev
of 3
Next Last
Just a thought

Kenton, OH

#1 Mar 7, 2011
Why don't they use the ole nursing home back behind Harco Ind. for a homeless shelter? I am sure they are heating the building and couldn't Kenton Nursing and Rehab use that as a tax write off?
idiotic samurai

Medina, OH

#2 Mar 7, 2011
Who owns that nursing home
Just a thought

Kenton, OH

#3 Mar 7, 2011
idiotic samurai wrote:
Who owns that nursing home
Last I knew it was Same company that owns Kenton Nursing and Rehab. Not sure if they have sold it or not.
Just Me

Kenton, OH

#4 Mar 7, 2011
That would be awesome. Might sound bad on my part, but I would love to see a place like that turn in an Urgent Care Center. It kind of sucks that Hardin Co. doesn't offer one. I know as a parent I have had times when my child(ren) have been sick, but the doctor couldn't get them in for days but at the same time they weren't sick enough for the ER
guest

Kenton, OH

#5 Mar 7, 2011
I am guessing because of the cost this will not happen. Everything is not a write off any more like it use to be. In order for a business to call something a complete loss they have to be making money in the other areas of their business. Make sense doesn't it, but it was another way for the government to screw the small business owner.
I do agree that it is a wonderful and needed idea. But unfortunately the funding just isn't there. Perhaps is a group such as love inc or neighborhood opp center could get involved they may be able to get more FEMA money to support this, but as it is they are barely receiving enough FEMA to keep their own centers going.
amy

Mount Victory, OH

#6 Mar 7, 2011
Just Me wrote:
That would be awesome. Might sound bad on my part, but I would love to see a place like that turn in an Urgent Care Center. It kind of sucks that Hardin Co. doesn't offer one. I know as a parent I have had times when my child(ren) have been sick, but the doctor couldn't get them in for days but at the same time they weren't sick enough for the ER
I thought they was talking about a HOMELESS SHELTER.. was you in the L.D class or what
get this

Mount Victory, OH

#7 Mar 7, 2011
Just a thought wrote:
Why don't they use the ole nursing home back behind Harco Ind. for a homeless shelter? I am sure they are heating the building and couldn't Kenton Nursing and Rehab use that as a tax write off?
there use to be a homeless shelter in Kenton but somebody got mad because they let some gay homeless couple stay there so they shut it down thats what I was told
iriquoi

Kenton, OH

#8 Mar 7, 2011
get this wrote:
<quoted text>there use to be a homeless shelter in Kenton but somebody got mad because they let some gay homeless couple stay there so they shut it down thats what I was told
coulld it of been L. O. L. and hher triple thhreat?LMAO
Just Me

Kenton, OH

#9 Mar 8, 2011
amy wrote:
<quoted text>I thought they was talking about a HOMELESS SHELTER.. was you in the L.D class or what
And if YOU had read what I said, I said that I thought it was a good idea, but I feel we need an Urgent Care Center more than we need the homeless shelter. There is a church in town who takes in some of the homeless people in town there is also a couple other places in hardin co that takes them in as well.

One last thing. "I thought we was talking about a homeless shelter" well why didn't you put your thoughts about it out there? Remember you are the one who pointed it out to me this was about the homeless shelter. This wasn't a topic about bashing me or anyone else. So did we take the L.D. class together? Yeah probably, but at least I past the class where as you flunked out.
funny

United States

#10 Mar 8, 2011
amy wrote:
<quoted text>I thought they was talking about a HOMELESS SHELTER.. was you in the L.D class or what
Well "was you" payin that there attention to what all them there posts says? I think you are the one who needed the LD classes but from the sounds of it, you never made it through first grade.
goat43

Mount Victory, OH

#11 Mar 8, 2011
everyone grow up please this is serious
guest

Kenton, OH

#12 Mar 8, 2011
The church that took the homeless belonged to Tony Crowe, it was shut down due to health code violations. This is the same shelter that was "shut down"because they did not want to allow gays. They no longer called it a shelter because then they were not held to the same laws as a true shelter would be held to which includes allowing gays. There are a couple churches that will put someone up at the hotel for a short term, but thats about all we have here locally. There are shelters in Lima, Findlay and Tiffin, but most of those are not for married couples or people with families. They are either for battered women or children.
guest

Kenton, OH

#14 Mar 8, 2011
Some of the people that lived at the shelter were disabled. There was one gentleman that lived there that for the life of me I can't understand how he is still alive.
While there are plenty of people that are capable of getting a job, where do you propose they get those jobs? I haven't heard of too many places that are hiring that would pay the wages that would allow someone to sustain a home. Many of these people do not have transportation to places like Lima or Findlay to obtain a job as well.
Most job applications require a permanent mailing address, so if these people are homeless where should they put as their address, 1989 Taurus corner of main and eliza?
You have to look at both sides, with everything good there is some bad. That is the yin and yang of the world we live in. I see people everyday who don't have jobs but live a great life because they are supported by their parents money. Does that make them any less lazy or any less of a druggie? They are still adding to the problems of this town.

I do think we need a homeless shelter, but I also think that they shelter needs to be ran properly. While a resident at the shelter you need to be looking for employment, if able. When they are not looking for employment they need to be volunteering somewhere, we have tons of nursing homes, food banks, parks, and elderly in town that could use the help. In return for their service they receive a place to sleep and meals. The people running the shelter should be educated enough to fill out the proper paper work to receive the funding that is needed for the shelter and help people fill out applications, find out how to get a GED or job training or in the case of the truly disabled where they need to go and the process for SSI or SS depending on their age.
Unbelieveable

Utica, OH

#15 Mar 8, 2011
I agree with "the last guest". I do feel that they should help to maintain with the cleaning of the facility, cooking and etc in exchange for a warm place to sleep and eat. Additional training and assistance with help in finding a job. This is acheiveable but takes time and patience. Not bashing. I for one would be willing to donate my services to help train and assist in finding jobs or community service opportunities.
idiotic samurai

Lodi, OH

#16 Mar 8, 2011
How many homeless people do you know of in this town. How many people lived at that old church when it was shutdown. I'm just wondering. I don't think there were that many there. Maybe 8 to 10. So we need a homeless shelter for that many people. I think we need a place for pre-teens and teenagers to go and have something to do so they are not running the streets. Often when these kids run the streets they eventually turn to drugs and on thing leads to anotherand they end up addictded to drugs. I would like to see kids go somewhere and get some eduacation about drug abuse. Maybe then we could fix the heroin problem here. I think the heroin problem is a much bigger issue than the lack of a homeless shelter. Also since there is no shelter here, I would volunteer to drive the homeless to a shelter out of town every once and a while
Just a thought

Ada, OH

#17 Mar 8, 2011
guest wrote:
I am guessing because of the cost this will not happen. Everything is not a write off any more like it use to be. In order for a business to call something a complete loss they have to be making money in the other areas of their business. Make sense doesn't it, but it was another way for the government to screw the small business owner.
I do agree that it is a wonderful and needed idea. But unfortunately the funding just isn't there. Perhaps is a group such as love inc or neighborhood opp center could get involved they may be able to get more FEMA money to support this, but as it is they are barely receiving enough FEMA to keep their own centers going.
I would think that their is enough well educated people in our community that could figure out a way to get this done. And for all the people that are bashing the homeless PLEASE find it in your heart to help these people. Have some compassion!
I am a guest too

Kenton, OH

#18 Mar 8, 2011
Homelessness is becoming a bigger problem everywhere. There are many families that are doubling up in homes that are meant for one family. There were around 15 people at the homeless shelter when it closed. A homeless shelter would actually be less of a cost to get started than entertainment center for the kids. Although I agree we need something on that subject as well. But we are bleeding the turnips dry. I know I don't have the money to invest and that's with two of us working full time in our household.
Also taking a homeless family our of the community is not necessarily helping them. they may still have a job and work locally, they may have children that go to school here. It would be unfair to tell that family, we are going to ship you out of here because you have fallen on hard times. I know one of the ladies that was at the shelter lost her job , lost her home and her car because of the lost job, but has an elderly mother that was in the nursing home that she would walk out to see everyday after she was done making rounds trying to find a job locally. Would it be right to ship her to lima because we have no where for her and then she not be able to get back to see her ailing mom. Lucky for this woman she was able to finally gain employment and get an apartment, she is still working on a car, but had it not been for the shelter what would have happened to her? I know this is only one story, but everyone has a story. It's time for people to stop talking and start listening to some of these stories that the people in these situations have, then form opinions. That's just my 2 cents for what it is worth
Just a thought

Ada, OH

#19 Mar 8, 2011
Just a thought wrote:
<quoted text>I would think that their is enough well educated people in our community that could figure out a way to get this done. And for all the people that are bashing the homeless PLEASE find it in your heart to help these people. Have some compassion!
I recently went to St. Katherines in Findlay and that was the most pittiful thing. Most homeless people end up lockd in a facility like this. Most are mentally challenged or have had such a battle with alcohol or drug addictions they end up with a mental illness. I would hope our community could provide something for our own. I wish I had the brains to do this because I would love to be able to be the one to do it. I would volunteer in a place like a homeless shelter I do have soo much compassion for them and pray for them always.
No it all 99

Kenton, OH

#21 Mar 9, 2011
The shelter was shut down because they had no sprinkler system and could not afford to have one put in. The people in this town should have stepped up with donations to see that OUR homeless were taking care of. We, after all, are our brothers keeper.
thinkingoutloud

Kenton, OH

#22 Mar 9, 2011
Being homeless is not a sin. Most people live pay check to pay check. Let's think about if you or I were to lose our job today....how many of us would end up losing our home or being forced to downsize, have to stay with family or even be out on the streets? People that are homeless generally don't plan on being that way. Some may have made bad choices, others have ran out of options, while other may have had a major crisis in their life such as the death of the bread winner or a chronic or mental illness.

In my profession I see many people who are homeless. Wheather that means no place to go, or bouncing around from friend/family members houses to have shelter. Put yourself in their shoes. Here is a person without a home, they now have to depend on someone else to provide one of the basic necessities. Even if they do work getting on your feet takes a lot of time. Most available jobs don't pay enough to allow one person to support themselves let alone support their family.

A homeless shelter would be beneficial. The shelter should be for the homesless as well as runaways and the like. These people should have to work for their basic needs and have assistance in finding a job, or training for the same through our local JFS.

Most people would be surprised how many people are homeless. Not just the mentally ill, addicted, and unstable...but regular people with kids that used to have a "normal" live that included a home and earning an honest living.

I recently encountered a family that had lived in The same home for 15years. The father was the bread winner working construction his whole life. Mom stayed at home with their three children ages 8,12, and 15, took care of the house and worked part time cleaning churches. When the husband was laid off unemployment no longer paid for food and housing. Even though the wife had picked up hours jobs were scarce. They were forced to move out of their home. They then ended up at a homeless shelter for 3 months. The husband now has a job and they are living in a house they rent where the landlord is allowing them to pay half rent with assistance from JFS for the first 3 months allowing them to try and get back on their feet. I am talking about a family that had never been homeless then one day lost everything. So be careful what you say. Don't judge everyone. Until you have walked a mile in their shoes you have no idea what choices a person may be forced to make.

Tell me when this thread is updated:

Subscribe Now Add to my Tracker
First Prev
of 3
Next Last

Add your comments below

Characters left: 4000

Please note by submitting this form you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator. Send us your feedback.

Kenton Discussions

Title Updated Last By Comments
Hardin Co Ebola 26 min Terri 2
Any of u punks want to fight? 28 min Burchiel 9
robert nickles and amanda burton 2 hr really 21
Are People in Kenton really this stupid? 8 hr wake up 9
Phil Coulsin Ada construction.and more 9 hr Guest 12
johnny tiltons out lookout....... 10 hr mike mike 3
last nites kenton football game 11 hr no one cares boowho 21
Kenton Dating
Find my Match

Kenton Jobs

Kenton People Search

Addresses and phone numbers for FREE

Kenton News, Events & Info

Click for news, events and info in Kenton

Personal Finance

Mortgages [ See current mortgage rates ]