Continuation and response to the brilliant Copious Disrespect
Your comment about smoking $200 dollars in cigarettes a week. Wow that a lot of cigarettes. That's like $800 /month $9600 / Annually. You seem like a brilliant man so I won't question where you got your data. I am sure it was from a non biased sample group and an accredited academic institution. With a peer review evaluation on your statistics of $200 week. If the normal distribution was $200 week on cigarettes can you enlighten me with the standard deviation.
You dump them in good neighborhoods for the residents to babysit. Huh the whole time I was at the house I never had a resident babysit me. Can you explain how this works do the residents volunteer are they paid hourly. When I was growing up I always had a huge crush on my babysitter. If the community offers this service can I request a cute lady in her 30s. Huh this whole time I never new the community offered this amazing service.
You seem so well informed and so educated how can I help you on this courageous campaign you so desire.. Please bring more issues to my attention
This message is for copious disrespect.
Read his comment above before reading this.
The SHIP housing program I stayed at was a great experience.
Your excessive noise and late night activity comment. At our house a strict 9 pm cerfew is enforced.
Your comment about delapitated cars. Most of them are so down and out they don't own cars. They rely heavily on the bus system.
Your comment about drinking and drugging all the time. At our SHIP house we took sobriety very seriously. We held each other to great standards.
I think this article hit some great points. Not everyone is homeless for the same reason. These environments face so many different situations. Some are transitioning from the criminal system. Some face mental illness. Some are very young and have no support system. Some are very old and have no support system. Whatever the case individuals automatically jump to the conclusion you're a criminal. When your in the system your treated like a criminal. I understand when you are duly convicted of a crime you lose many of your civil liberties.
If I could point at that many of these people are not criminals. I really admire what Brandt is doing. He is serving a niche in a community that needs hope. So many times addiction and recovery play of the vulnerabilities of families. Most of the time these houses offer management with little to no training in recovery. To be a certified drug and alcohol counselor in the state of Idaho does not even require a high school diploma.
I can speak from experience. I was recently transferred from a behavioral health center involving problems with suicide. I have never had any legal problems what so ever. Every step of the way I was treated like a criminal. Part of BPA or the business psychological association "what I found interesting is they are a for profit model"
I was stuffed in these group therapy classes at Ascent and they made a huge deal if I missed any group therapy or Urine Analysis. I realized these were high profit margins for them. I tried to advocate how important individual Therapy was for me. They kept canceling my individual Therapy appointments 44% of my individual Therapy was cancelled. Me trying to advocate for myself ended up with them threatening my housing. They were very successful. I lost my housing and living in my car.
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