Homeless Shelter in London

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quezyweezie

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Aug 13, 2008
 
I would like to know who is the director of this shelter. I would also like to know what criteria must be met for admittance. Are these homeless individuals from the London area?
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No, these people are from all over since Laurel Co. advertises a homeless shelter. I live near the homeless shelter and feel that it is an eyesore and those people are walking up and down the sidewalk past my house all hours of the night. There was also an overdose / death there a couple of wks ago and I never heard a mention of it in the community. There were also some robberies on short, 4th & 5th streets a couple of wks ago and I heard the suspects were at the shelter. Again, no mention of this in the paper or on the news. I've noticed any negative thread on the shelter that appears on this forum gets deleted quickly.
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No, these people are from all over since Laurel Co. advertises a homeless shelter. I live near the homeless shelter and feel that it is an eyesore and those people are walking up and down the sidewalk past my house all hours of the night. There was also an overdose / death there a couple of wks ago and I never heard a mention of it in the community. There were also some robberies on short, 4th & 5th streets a couple of wks ago and I heard the suspects were at the shelter. Again, no mention of this in the paper or on the news. I've noticed any negative thread on the shelter that appears on this forum gets deleted quickly.
You call these people an "eyesore" because they are homeless? Because they have less than you? Because they don't have a roof over their head, and food in the stomach? Newsflash mister.. Robberies happen everyday. People die everyday. Just because someone got robbed, and someone died doesnt not mean that the homeless people are at fault. How about some caring words, and compassion to the less fortunate? I think whoever started up the Homeless Shelter is wonderful, and a gift to this community.
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You are the eyesore wrote:
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You call these people an "eyesore" because they are homeless? Because they have less than you? Because they don't have a roof over their head, and food in the stomach? Newsflash mister.. Robberies happen everyday. People die everyday. Just because someone got robbed, and someone died doesnt not mean that the homeless people are at fault. How about some caring words, and compassion to the less fortunate? I think whoever started up the Homeless Shelter is wonderful, and a gift to this community.
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These homeless people need to take a trip to the Job shop and get in line for 9$ an hour factory work.
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NA KIRBY wrote:
These homeless people need to take a trip to the Job shop and get in line for 9$ an hour factory work.
Well, that's a GREAT idea. But, there is a problem with it. Just because they go to the Job Shop and wait in line for this $9 an hour factory job, doesn't mean they are going to get it. Especially if they have limited work expirience. Also, how do you plan on getting them TO the job? If they don't have a home, I'm sure they don't have a vehicle either. Are you going to volunteer to go pick them up, and take them to work, and pick them up from work at the end of the day?
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No, these people are from all over since Laurel Co. advertises a homeless shelter. I live near the homeless shelter and feel that it is an eyesore and those people are walking up and down the sidewalk past my house all hours of the night. There was also an overdose / death there a couple of wks ago and I never heard a mention of it in the community. There were also some robberies on short, 4th & 5th streets a couple of wks ago and I heard the suspects were at the shelter. Again, no mention of this in the paper or on the news. I've noticed any negative thread on the shelter that appears on this forum gets deleted quickly.
just because someone is homeless does not make them an automatic criminal. does a woman with a very young baby who has worked hard all her life who lost her job and in turn lost her home make her a criminal? You might want to re-think your ideas there. Just because someone has less than you does not make them a lower class person. The way the economy is going, there are going to be alot more people without homes. This is a growing problem; instead of judging others, why not go and volunteer at the shelter or at a church that helps the less fortunate where you can see how truly fortunate you are to have what you do have. i know what its like to not have a roof over my head as for 3 weeks, i lived out of my car. that was 18 years ago. I have a masters degree in education and teach at EKU. I have been the bottom of the bucket..now look at me..I teach college! Don't be so quick to judge and get in some volunteer time.
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Aug 14, 2008
 
you have to start somewhere.i drive a 89 chevy.i wish it was a 2009 chevy,but i drive.point being things will not get better for them if at some point they don't put forth the effort.if they went to work after 1 week they could buy a bicycle.before you bash me,i just saying the more they try the better things get.
quezyweezie

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Aug 14, 2008
 
I hope the Homeless Shelter is providing opportunities for work as well as opportunities for permanent dwelling for the homeless. I know we have several apartment complexes where the rent is based on the income of the person. As for getting to work, I am sure that once employed, they will make friends with co-workers. The co-workers would be more than happy to help with the transportation until they can purchase their own means. As for them being an eyesore, I don't agree with that comment at all. I am just wondering if the Homeless Shelter is giving them a "hand-up" or a "hand-out". Everyone has heard the old addage: Give a man a fish he will be hungry in an hour, teach a man to fish and he will be fed for a lifetime.
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Aug 14, 2008
 
The only news articles I have seen about the shelter is how churches come in there and cook for them. Why can't the women housed there do the cooking ? Homeless shelters more then any other draws undesirables, not everyone mind you but a lot. I go by there and notice they have a smoking area on the end of the building, I see people there on cell phones, are these provided for the shelter ? Even homeless people need help getting their priorities straight. A job is number one, cell phones, cars and so forth are on down the list. I know young guys that ride bicycles to work. Would these homeless people utilize a bike to find work ? Also walking is not to bad of a way to transport yourself. There is a man near me that walks to town everyday about 5 miles one way, he is in his 60's. If the shelter is truly just giving these people a hand out then their situation will never improve.
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Aug 14, 2008
 
well if the "homeless" i use that loosely would be homeless that would be a different story.....i know for a FACT that not all of them are homeless they use the shelter so they dont have to pay any bills they use the money they have and get for booze drugs and smokes...now someone needs to look into this cause some of them arent homeless nor do they need the help...yes there are some people that do need the help and i dont put them down at all its the ones like Laurel Countian said that have cell phones cars and smokes...they need to get out of there and get a job and do the rest of us are doing either pay rent or a mortage...im sure someone will come back with a smart ass comment which that is your right to speak your mind just like i did....but just remember there are some of us that help out there and know what goes on and who truly is homeless!!!
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Oct 3, 2008
 
people! wake up!! the few who have cellphones have them because it is their only way to keep in touch with the families AND possible employers. these are not expensive cellphones and most all are prepaid cellphones. how are they abusing the system by having cellphones? they are their only lifeline to family and possible employers. as for the smoking, i agree, that money could be better spent. but that is their business if they want to smoke. i am homeless, alcohol/tabacco and drug free for 16 years. for economical reasons, i rode a 24 speed bicycle here to kentucky from austin, texas. but i am still unemployed, although i have a strong back ground in the masonry field as a bi-lingual labor foreman (spanish and english), cpr certified, certified to operate any and all telescopic forklifts, certified in fall-body protection, and certified to build multi-level scaffolding. however, because i am homeless, AND 61 years old, no one wants to offer me employment. and although i am 61 years old, i can run circles around some of these young puppies on some construction jobs. but i keep trying. not giving up. so remember, not ALL homeless people are bad just because they have a cellphone or smoke.

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Oct 3, 2008
 
tlalmimilolpan wrote:
people! wake up!! the few who have cellphones have them because it is their only way to keep in touch with the families AND possible employers. these are not expensive cellphones and most all are prepaid cellphones. how are they abusing the system by having cellphones? they are their only lifeline to family and possible employers. as for the smoking, i agree, that money could be better spent. but that is their business if they want to smoke. i am homeless, alcohol/tabacco and drug free for 16 years. for economical reasons, i rode a 24 speed bicycle here to kentucky from austin, texas. but i am still unemployed, although i have a strong back ground in the masonry field as a bi-lingual labor foreman (spanish and english), cpr certified, certified to operate any and all telescopic forklifts, certified in fall-body protection, and certified to build multi-level scaffolding. however, because i am homeless, AND 61 years old, no one wants to offer me employment. and although i am 61 years old, i can run circles around some of these young puppies on some construction jobs. but i keep trying. not giving up. so remember, not ALL homeless people are bad just because they have a cellphone or smoke.
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Are you currently residing at the shelter?
Frankly

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Oct 3, 2008
 
back to the original question: Where is the Homeless shelter Located?

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Oct 3, 2008
 
Frankly wrote:
back to the original question: Where is the Homeless shelter Located?
It is on 4th street. On the right if you are coming from main street about 2 blocks down.
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Oct 3, 2008
 
i think that homeless people are sad and eveyone should put forth a hand and help them! stop saying stuff about them there problay ten times better person then you are. thanks.

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Oct 4, 2008
 
Who WhatWhenWhere wrote:
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Are you currently residing at the shelter?
to answer your question, young man, no, i am not staying at any shelter. i am living in a tent at a state campground about 20 miles from louisville, kentucky ($8.00 a night for a primitive camping site). every morning i ride into louisville and look for work in the construction field and drop off resumes at various job sites. next week i plan on moving on to lexington, kentucky where my luck might change. i am hopeful there are campgrounds near lexington.

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Oct 4, 2008
 
Jennifer V wrote:
i think that homeless people are sad and eveyone should put forth a hand and help them! stop saying stuff about them there problay ten times better person then you are. thanks.
ms. jennifer v., thank you so very much for the kind words that flowed from your hands and your heart. alot of people do not understand how difficult it is being homeless. if you are lucky and find a job in a restaurant, where do you take a bath? change clothes? sleep at night? how will you get to work? walk? ride a bicycle (like me)? what if it is raining? most shelters have time restrictions, that is, you have to be in by a certain hour or you are OUT for the night or permanently. you also CANNOT leave before a certain hour in the morning because if you do, you are OUT permanently. they consider that not following their rules and regulations. if you work construction, you will more than likely be dirty and dusty. i personally refuse to stay in a shelter. why? long story. even if the temperate is at 0 degrees, i will stay in my tent. my most prized and cherished possession is my bicycle, my lap top, and my chess set, in that order. and although i love reading non-fiction, i cannot afford the luxury of carrying books with me on my bike when traveling. too heavy a load. that is why i spend alot of nights at barnes and nobel or borders. reading books helps me escape from this ugly horrible world of homelessless. again, young lady, thank you, for the very kind words you wrote. it is a shame most people cannot or will not enter into the feelings of a homeless person and understand the hopelessness of being homeless. thank you.

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Oct 4, 2008
 
tlalmimilolpan wrote:
<quoted text> to answer your question, young man, no, i am not staying at any shelter. i am living in a tent at a state campground about 20 miles from louisville, kentucky ($8.00 a night for a primitive camping site). every morning i ride into louisville and look for work in the construction field and drop off resumes at various job sites. next week i plan on moving on to lexington, kentucky where my luck might change. i am hopeful there are campgrounds near lexington.
tlalmimilolpan
Thanks for answering however, I am a lady but that is ok...
Good luck on your job search. Surely you can get something in or around Lexington..I hope so anyway.

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tlalmimilolpan wrote:
<quoted text> ms. jennifer v., thank you so very much for the kind words that flowed from your hands and your heart. alot of people do not understand how difficult it is being homeless. if you are lucky and find a job in a restaurant, where do you take a bath? change clothes? sleep at night? how will you get to work? walk? ride a bicycle (like me)? what if it is raining? most shelters have time restrictions, that is, you have to be in by a certain hour or you are OUT for the night or permanently. you also CANNOT leave before a certain hour in the morning because if you do, you are OUT permanently. they consider that not following their rules and regulations. if you work construction, you will more than likely be dirty and dusty. i personally refuse to stay in a shelter. why? long story. even if the temperate is at 0 degrees, i will stay in my tent. my most prized and cherished possession is my bicycle, my lap top, and my chess set, in that order. and although i love reading non-fiction, i cannot afford the luxury of carrying books with me on my bike when traveling. too heavy a load. that is why i spend alot of nights at barnes and nobel or borders. reading books helps me escape from this ugly horrible world of homelessless. again, young lady, thank you, for the very kind words you wrote. it is a shame most people cannot or will not enter into the feelings of a homeless person and understand the hopelessness of being homeless. thank you.
tlalmimilolpan
with your heart and your attitude Ia m sure you will go far. We all have hard times and I know myself personally. I can say however, that I have never been homeless and have raised 2 kids and we never went without a home and clothes and food. Sometimes I would wonder what the next day would bring but I was always lucky enough to manage and very thankful to God for providing when we needed it the most. I feel very passionate for the homeless, elderly and those who are lonely but I know I can't save the world and it depresses me something terrible. Hang in there and take care. Things will get better for you!

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