Living at a Shelter is Driving me crazy

An account by a client: “We are in shelter that moves us to a new church each week. Right now there are four families and we have to be up and showered and out the door by 7 o’clock every morning.

 I am so tired because I have been up since 4 this morning.

The shelter workers are nice, but I wish they wouldn’t tell people to take ‘as long as they want’ in the showers. there are twelve people wo all have to get showered and some of these people take forever.

I am so glad that we have a safe place to sleep every night – but the constant moving between locations is enough to make me crazy. I have to know 4 different bus routes to schools and work and County Offices. Yes, it is so much better than skid row but I can’t wait to have more stability and a place of my own. Everyday I look for a job and every night I pray that I find one so we can have our lives back”

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