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ZoeMom July 20, 2014 at 03:31 PM
Drove by this morning and it was as though she'd marked the perimeter of her territory with paperRead Moresh opping bags. Surely, some agency will stop by to inquire. The heat is dangerous today.
Vicky Polito July 20, 2014 at 05:31 PM
I had seen a woman who looked to be in bad shape sitting with one high-piled cart in the grassyRead Morearea at the 135th Street driveway into the Menard’s lot. I'm glad that much of the tone here so far seems to have kindness and some basic respect for these other human beings, even while I think no one is ignoring that this is not just terrible for these people but potentially a problem for residents. It's so hard for a lone few or, harder still, for one individual to do anything effective and meaningful for people who are in this situation. Nationally, as a society, we don’t have a great system of supporting the good organizations that can help in these tragedies. On the other side, we do live in a free society and can't always force someone to take the help that is offered. Simply put, no matter how it’s stigmatized, being poor isn’t a crime and neither is making others uncomfortable or sad. I've had a little experience with this and it's heart-breaking when you either can't find help for a person in suffering or you can find help but the person just refuses it. That said, sometimes the right help can reach the right person. I hope that in this case, that happens. If I can find a way to help in that goal, I'll do it and share what I find. If anyone out there can help, I'd like to hear about how and if there are things others can and should do or even just hear what successes and failures you come across. Sadly, this is something that many of us have seen before and may see again.
Erica July 21, 2014 at 10:10 PM
Sunday night I saw a Plainfield police officer talking to a homeless man on the sidewalk next toRead MoreCul ver's. The officer appeared to be trying to help the man find somewhere to go.
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