[Hpn] Opening halfway house, AND The real "Prize" is to end poverty.
Mon, 12 Feb 2001 10:48:33 -0500
Could some one please e-mail the ladies address to Jan at addy below if they
Thank you very much.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Jan Lightfoot" <email@example.com>
Sent: Monday, February 12, 2001 9:31 AM
> Ending poverty, as a means to overcoming
> homelessness; Is akin to tearing down the Berlin Wall,
> as a means of promoting free travel. Its doable.
> Poverty is the number one cause of homelessness.
> Because one lacks adequate income, one can not afford
> When the mentally ill are unemployable, they often
> are unable to afford housing. They are homeless. The
> mentally ill still capable of working, are housed. I
> personally know a doctor, inflicted with bi-polar
> illness, who takes medications and still practices.
> So mental illness in and of itself does not cause
> homelessness. The lack of resources which results is
> the culprit.
> As the wall was created by people, so is poverty.
> It would cost 2 tenths of 1 percent of our worlds
> resources, to end world poverty. So poverty is
> created by ignorance, greed, and insecurity. We are
> misspending more than the required amount today. For
> every dollar which gets into needy Americans hands, an
> estimated $10 goes to salaries, and expense's of those
> who distribute the funds.
> Wise compassion, placing the income where it will do
> the most good - will cure person made POVERTY. Having
> the social safety net work AS ADVERTISED, will cure
> poverty. As will an "attitude of prosperity". To
> take pride in lifting the level of all human-beings so
> everyone has a bed and everyone is fed. And a Livable
> wage is paid to all. Nationally 65% of all wlacking
> adequate income are the working poor.
> We can end poverty in a few years, if we focus on
> the Cause. And do not blame its victims.
> Hello! Misplaced the address of that wonderful
> women who wants to open a halfway house in Canada.
> There are half way houses for women in the states.
> They can provide information. Crossroads was in
> Maine. Think it closed. And Odessy House.
> I was lucky enough to had opened a homeless shelter
> which also took in alcoholics waiting for an opening
> in a halfway house, after treatment.
> Send me your address again, and tell me who you are
> and I will email you directly.
> Jan Lightfoot,
> HOSPITALITY HOUSE INC.
> PO Box 62 Hinckley ME. 04944
> 1-800-438-3890 for those without funds,
www.ivillage.com/boards Poverty in America
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