Re: Fw: Stopping Homelessness

Stephen Twig Meeks (s_meeks99@yahoo.com)
Thu, 21 Oct 1999 09:00:33 -0700 (PDT)


We need and demand as homeless individuals;

1) Housing that WE can afford....without intervention
of "Social Service Agencies" (ie; Pverty Pimps)

2) A Living Wage....equal pay for equal skills......

3) Access to quality education so that we may better
ourselves.......

The Social Service Agencies that are in existence
today do not help with these issues...... unless you
are recently out of jail, have a substance abuse
problem, or have mental illnesses.....
They just point you to a shelter and soup kitchen.....

We as homeless individuals need to band together
ourselves to fight for our rights to be first of
all....
Social Services do not help us because if they were to
solve the problem of homelessness they would be out of
a job themselves....
So the very nature of this system is designed to
perpetuate rather than solve this problem........

I have also heard that well I'm not in this for the
money, but rather to help people.......

I challenge ALL Service Providers out there who
believe this to NOT draw a paycheck from the Agency
that they work for for at least three months to 1/2
year......

Let us as homeless people see then if you are
committed to actualy solving this problem, or are you
just stepping up to the "cash trough"......

Yes, you will say..."I have bills to pay".....
Just find alternative sources of income......
Work Day Labor, Go canning, play a guitar on the
street, hold a sign....best yet Camp Out.....

I CHALLENGE ALL SERVICE PROVIDERS TO DO THIS

Peace and Solidarity;
Stephen "Twig" Meeks




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