Saturday, April 30, 2016
Thursday, April 28, 2016
In case you are wondering where I went(not likely, I'm a pretty small fish) I have been destroyed. My career fell apart somewhere around 2015, when the non profits I worked for decided I was too busy advocating for the homeless to be a "team player." I have come to hate them, (at least what they represent) and I wonder why I worked so hard for them all these years. In truth, I was working for their clients, so it only makes sense that I would be thrown overboard when their policies were exposed to be harmful to my people.
Homeless people ARE my people, and I guess this became more apparent as I worked my way into semi-leadership positions. I was not willing to have meetings behind closed doors, I was not willing to exclude those with lived experience, and I was NOT interested in playing the game.
The world has changed. I was too busy in the trenches to realize that a bunch of career-minded professionals were warping the very fabric of the agencies that at one point saved my own life.
There is nothing left of most of them, I'm afraid. I call for a moratorium on donations to homeless causes, and a return to grassroots volunteerism and roll-up-your-sleeves hard work to save lives. It is the only way to stop the bleeding out there.
Non-profits have lost their way. Period.
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Tuesday, December 01, 2015
Under such conditions, I estimate that the City will effectively end homelessness within 237.5 days, give or take a day depending on wind speed.