Tedrico's Page has been Updated (5/2)

Theodore Latham (tedrico@hotmail.com)
Sat, 02 May 1998 00:43:50 PDT


Sat, May 2, 1998

Hi There!

     Tedrico's Page has been updated! The SURVEY SEZ responses have been 
tabulated and posted, as usual, under What's New:

http://members.xoom.com/tedrico/index.html#new?0502

     For those of you who are new to my mailing list, Tedrico's Page was 
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     The Tedrico's Page Voice of the Homeless Award was given out 4 
times this week! The award winning entries of these recipients can be 
read at:

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http://members.xoom.com/tedrico/hpnspot.html#carl?0502
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     NEW this week to Tedrico's Page ... Homeless Veterans, National 
Center for Missing Children Child Locator, and Banner Ad Space!!!! Visit 
What's New to find your link to these latest site additions! Headlines, 
Shelters & Soup Kitchens In the News, Upcoming Homeless Conferences, 
Statistics Say, Hitchhiking, Who are the Homeless, and the site's 
browsing music (for those of you who have sound cards) have all been 
UPDATED this week! Meet the Homeless has been revised as well!

    YES, I've been quite busy, and for those of you new to this site 
update list, when I'm busy like this, that means I have another major 
web site to design and promote for a client, and therefore will not be 
adding  anything NEW to Tedrico's Page until the job is completed ... 
only Updating the current site segments! BY the way, I'd like to Thank 
each and every one of you on all , now (3), site update lists for 
visiting Tedrico's Page on a regular basis (those who do) and helping 
this site to achieve a 95.8% increase in visits for last month, as 
compared to the Month of March (when I changed servers)! Click on the 
following link to see the increase:

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     Ever wonder how and why so many Veterans are homeless today? Get 
the real deal on Homeless Vets under the newly added Homeless Veterans 
segment. Need a place to lay your head or get a bite to eat? You'll find 
it under the always updated Shelters -N- Soup Kitchens segment. Learn 
how you can improve your situation for FREE through the Homeless Online 
Betterment Opportunity Search (H.O.B.O.S), one of many of the broad 
spectrum of resources at Tedrico's Page!  SEE who the homeless are and 
FEEL what they are up against by reading their stories from the streets 
under the Meet the Homeless segment.  Learn how you can do your part and 
correctly teach your child to help the homeless on the Help for the 
Homeless page. For those of you who are still on the streets and don't 
know what to do during shelter shut down hours, visit the Closed Shelter 
Pass-Times page ... you'll find a way to make time go by here! Also, as 
always, catch up on the latest world news events & stay abreast of 
happenings in the world of the homeless, and a whole lot more, all at 
Tedrico's Page ..... "Your Informative Homelessness Resource!"

AND NOW, FOR A RECAP OF THIS WEEK'S HOMELESS HAPPENINGS ..............
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TEDRICO'S PAGE SELECTED: DISCUSSION TOPIC OF THE WEEK

     Each week Tedrico's Page scavenges the WWW in search of a 
controversial homeless discussion topic, and presents it to you, in 
hopes of gathering varied and invaluable feedback for analysis:

On Mon, 27 Apr 1998 02:18:11 (EST) Tedrico Latham forwarded an anonymous 
note to mailing list #1 & #2 members:

Subject: "Tedrico's Page Feedback"

>The homeless population definitely operates out of a different reality 
than most of us, and we must be cognizant of this fact when working with 
this population. The diverse range within the homeless population, 
albeit a family, a single male, single female, an adolescent, a pregnant 
teenager, or someone chronically mentally ill, adds to the challenge in 
dealing with the issues that they present.

>Layers of problems exist for these individuals and I believe that we 
must prioritize their practical problems before we begin to work on 
their emotional issues. When we factor in class and race issues, we see 
the need to consider the social context of the problems faced by this 
population. I believe that if we view this population through a lens 
that illuminates the strengths and survival skills that they 
possess, we have a chance at mobilizing them to, not only survive, 
but to change.

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Anonymous


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RESPONSES:
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On Mon, 27 Apr 1998 08:18:11 -0600 (MDT) Virginia Sellner <wch@vcn.com> 
replied:

It seems to me that the below is making the homeless into a different 
class than anyone else, and that should not be.  Part of the problem 
with homelessness is that the housed population is always trying to 
seperate themselves from the homeless and that should not be either.  
They are first of all people, and they should be treated as individual 
people with problems perhaps, but not assuming that they all have 
problems that are monumental and different from the housed population. 
This simply is not true. Homeless will never go away as long as the 
general population tends to think of them as THEM -- they need to be 
worked with, treated or whatever, as they are -- an individual -- and 
frequently the fact that they are homeless does not necessarily need to 
enter the picture.
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On Mon, 27 Apr 1998 20:00:37 -0400 Paula LeBrun 
<plebrun@cyberportal.net> remarked:

Certainly does stereotype the homeless as "those people".  Whoever wrote 
it must be unaware of who the homeless really are.  Yes, it's true some 
folks are dealt with differently for whatever reason, such as those 
dealing with alcohol issues, but it's not like they're "aliens" or 
something.  Good Lord!!!  Can't stand stigmas. Anyway, the way I see 
things, the homeless are people just like any of us, but without a home.  
Personally, I'm at home with them!
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On Mon, 27 Apr 1998 21:33:04 EDT Rebecca Soltero <REB821@aol.com> 
replied:

Wow that is really deep....I am very bewildered at the whole homeless 
problem. I have just started working in soup kitchens about 3 months 
ago, and I have never been so overwhelmed by any one situation in my 
life.  I believe that alot of homeless could be mobilized to survive if 
we could figure out a way to make a better job market out there.  I 
recently heard that at minimum wage, the average person would have to 
work 83 hours to afford a one to two bedroom apartment.  How sad isn't 
it...
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On Tue, 28 Apr 1998 05:49:41 EDT Bob Mills <RMills2365@aol.com> 
responded:

Homelessness is just that! Anyone can fall pray to the streets. The 
problem is mental illness, or, least understood, where the underling 
cause is. This has been, and is one of the most debated issues facing 
society for hundreds of years. The discussion on the causes of mental 
illness has always turned to anger and rage. Most people, those in the 
majority refuse to face a simple fact of life; we all are a product of 
our environment, compassion, love, understanding and other positive 
emotions that instill the ability to learn, co-exist with others, the 
ability to maintain a family structure, a person that will succeed in 
life. The homeless are our responsibility. Congress has passed some laws 
to protect the mentally ill.
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On Fri, 01 May 1998 00:01:49 PDT Elizabeth Thompson 
<boudecia@hotmail.com> added:

My first response would be to say... change? Change to what? My second 
response would be to ask who wrote this. Let me just say it doesn't seem 
as though they are, or ever have been homeless. Of coarse I could be 
totally wrong, but it just seems like this person is missing the point. 
Sure it's great to keep all of those things in mind (maybe) but homeless 
people are people just the same; not "a population". I don't 
know, maybe that is the most current politically correct term, but I 
think it stinks. Besides, it is very dangerous indeed to go around 
prioritizing other peoples problems "for" them- whether they are 
practical ones or not. What was the writer's objective in writing this 
anyway?

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WELFARE IN THE AIR .....


State Welfare Reform, Empowerment Highlight
Catholic Charities USA`s Section Meeting 

ALEXANDRIA, Va., April 29 /PRNewswire/ State welfare reform and 
empowering Catholic Charities clients are the central themes of Catholic 
Charities USA's first ever Sections Meeting, April 30-May 4 in Atlanta. 

Sections are sub-groups of Catholic Charities USA's membership, designed 
to promote the mission and vision of Catholic Charities USA in a 
particular constituency or area of interest. 

Rev. Fred Kammer, SJ, president of Catholic Charities USA, and other 
Catholic Charities leaders will discuss how Catholic Charities USA's 
members can use their Catholic identity to empower and energize 
themselves and their clients. Sharon Daly, vice president for Social 
Policy, will explain how welfare reform is being implemented at the
state level and highlight opportunities for members to advocate for 
their clients in light of legislative developments in Congress. 

Harry Tolliver, a Catholic Charities volunteer from Ohio, will receive 
Catholic Charities USA's Volunteer of the Year Award for his dedicated 
services to others on May 2. May 2 has been declared Catholic Charities 
USA Day by the city of Atlanta. 

Sections that are meeting in Atlanta include Catholic Residential Care 
and Services for Children; Pregnancy, Parenting, and Adoption; 
Development; Management and Administration; and Diocesan Directors. 

Catholic Charities USA is the nation's largest, private network of 
people helping people. The 1,400 local agencies and institutions provide 
social services across the country to millions of people in need -- 
regardless of religious, ethnic, racial, and social backgrounds. 

SOURCE Catholic Charities USA 
http://www.catholiccharitiesusa.org/index.html

/CONTACT: Sandy Peeler, ext. 13 or Jo-Ann Leitch, ext. 15, both of 
Catholic Charities USA, 703-549-1390; In
Atlanta, 404-733-6981, ext. 7444 for Catholic Charities USA/

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IN CASE YOU DID'NT KNOW .....


     There are currently (15) government funded HOMELESS & COMMUNITY 
SERVICES grants which you or your organization may be eligible to apply 
for:


-Consolidated Knowledge Development and Application Program - 
$68,658,000 grants

-Disposal of Federal Surplus Real Property - $12,927,000 other funding / 
assistance

-Donation of Federal Surplus Personal Property - $10,217,000 other 
funding / assistance

-Emergency Shelter Grants Program - $114,996,000 grants

-Family and Community Violence Prevention Program - $4,796,000 grants

-Health Center Grants for Homeless Populations - $69,341,000 grants

-Homeless Children Nutrition Program - $3,096,000 grants

-Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS - $195,996,000 grants

-Opportunities for Youth_Youthbuild Program - $29,996,000 grants

-Projects for Assistance in Transition from Homelessness (PATH) - 
$19,433,000 grants

-Shelter Plus Care - (FUNDING EXHAUSTED)

-Supportive Housing Program - (FUNDING EXHAUSTED)

-Transitional Living for Homeless Youth - $14,945,000 grants

-VA Homeless Providers Grant and Per Diem Program - $3,296,000 grants

-Veterans Information and Assistance - (FUNDING EXHAUSTED)


     You and your organzition can be on your way to applying for these 
grants for as little as $39.99, by downloading IDI Magic's "Federal 
Money Retriever" software, available at:

http://www.idimagic.com/htmls/orderform2.html

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