[Hpn] Re: WCMHS/CVCLT Supervised Housing 39 & 40 Barre Street McKinney Apts/CRT Clients
Morgan W. Brown
Fri, 10 Nov 2000 16:54:08 EST
I agree with Graeme. I truly wish it were the former rather than the latter.
But sadly, that isn't what WCMHS or CVCLT is into or concerned about.
Even if the position were for a true "peer support" worker, the person
should not have access to the other tenants information or case managers.
They should only be able to contact the authorities or others if that is
what the tenant clearly wanted and asked for them to do and then only in a
The fact is that WCMHS, CVCLT and others want an overseer and watchdog and
they want them for cheap too. The key word (and the premise behind it) is
"Supervision ... ".
Another disturbing thing is what sort of person might grab this position,
what power they will have and the access to "confidential" about the WCMHS
McKinney tenants they will have and what they could do with it. The person
taking this position could easily be someone who has little or no other
options. They also could even be someone who could be violent or otherwise
exploitive of tenants. Knowing WCMHS and CVCLT and especially how deseparate
they are to have someone take this position, I doubt they intend to
carefully screen and do a background check of the person they put into this
arrangement other than what CVCLT will as they do any potential tenant.
On: Friday, November 10, 2000
If what they were looking for was some form of 'peer support' worker who
would be bound by other tenants' wishes in carrying out their job, this
wouldn't be such a bad thing. Instead it appears what is being proposed here
is someone who will serve at times as an extension to the police and 'mental
health' industry inside this building - in other words, a spy.
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