Re: Youth homelessness up 80% in MA, USA from 1998 to 1999 FWD

Catalina Rhodes (homey@ids.net)
Wed, 1 Dec 1999 20:01:36 -0500


Hi all.

Day ten of our tent city squat and no word from the governor, he he they
have not asked us to leave yet.  We are camped right across from the new
mall on the state house lawn.  We now have 6 tents and an enclosure with a
kerosene heater for warmth.  On average we have been housing around 15 - 20
individuals who cannot get into the shelters, cause they are full. It's
rather cold but beats sleeping in a car or abandoned building.

Tomorrow we meet with the governors aid, word has it they do not have money
in the budget for shelter beds or housing.Who knows..
Will let you all know what happens.

Catalina