Not Abused Enough?

Reasons to support @Urm,@abales and @Path.
I am on my coffee break and typing as fast as I can on my phone from the parking lot. Kamikaze Friday has begun.

The picture tells the tale.
A woman came in for help and 211 and all of my other handy numbers failed. I can’t find her or her boys a safe place to go.
Cindy at the Hope Gardens from Union Rescue Mission is my last hope. I emailed her and now I am waiting.
There are not enough shketers. Not enough beds. Too many obstacles.


There has got to be a better way. We called a domestic violence shelter who said they won’t take her without a police report and that without a restraining order she probably isn’t really abused.

What do you suggest?
On days like today I need 100 more @abales Reverend Andys.

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Mommy. Social worker. Nice lady seeking to end homelessness and end poverty. FightOn

2 thoughts on “Not Abused Enough?

  1. If a restraining order and police report are the ducks she needs, then call the PD to come take the report while she’s there, and refer her to legal aid to get the restraining order filed. Knowing what the ducks are is the first half. The second half is putting all those ducks in a row. Sometimes presenting the difficult options will be part of providing services. If the client is unwilling to perform the requisite check marks to obtain the services requested, they have the option of forgoing those services. You can lead a horse to water, sometimes this is the best you can do. It is said however that you can’t make him drink! In the same way, clients can be encouraged to take some action but generally can not and should not be forced or coerced to do so.

    1. I can’t ask her to do ANYTHING that puts her at risk, and that means the standard for where I work is her own disclosure. She was in hiding from him. Having him served could anger him.

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