I have been told that locals are reading my work..oh boy. This opens a new area for me.
Well like everyone else they can just think I am nuts I guess or they can do their homework like I have for years and realize how insane the system is for what is does to human beings.
Also I am not trying to cause trouble or be a jerk, I have experienced nothig but abuse of power my whole life and its impossible for me to overlook what is grossly unfair. Its natural for me to speak out after the way my life has been.
I know that the women and men who work in the homeless shelter system care about people or they would not be here. Some however only work in this field due to not being able to act appropriately in other workplaces or as a power trip. I acknowledge that San Diego has many caring workers employed here, I noted that in my past blogs. Also its never easy to deal with the severely mentally ill as well as other demographics of homeless..one never knows what to expect when approached. It makes it hard for all of us who ARE functional and sane just becuz Reagan cut all the institutions out in hte 80's. The only good thing abou this is that thos people cannot be overtly abused by the system now. I said OVERTLY.
I also feel that Rachels Day center IS a safe place away from the street life and I feel it everytime I walk through the door. The blog is just my venting space and lately its been alot of venting but I do try to be honest and fair and there DOES need to be improvement in every shelter I have been in the whole system in fact. THAT can only be done from higher up levels anyway.