Homeless people need shelter

Homeless people need shelter

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A friend

Flatwoods, KY

#1 Nov 17, 2009
Ashland needs to help the homeless people here in town. The shelter here makes them leave at 6am and be in by 5pm I'm told, although I'm grateful these people have a place to go during these times, but people are homeless all day as well, it is getting cold out where are they suppose to go during the day and at 6am it is frigid in the winter, what does the shelter expect them to do. I would gladly volunteer my time to open and stay with the people who need a warm place to stay. I wish I had the resources myself to start a place for them they could come and go at will this is rediculous. I seen an elderly women the other night who could barely walk dragging bags behind her at midnight while I was leaving the movies. I was in tears it needs to stop, we as citizens need to help and volunteer are time and what we have to give to take care of people less fortunate then ourselves. I wish I knew where to start I would, I am open for suggestions and willing to help anyone who has an idea. Please do not try to tell me that most of the homeless our drunks addicts etc, although I realize this they are still human and there is alot of people who are not alcoholics, or addicts who have lost there homes, jobs etc and now live on the street. I would hope that Ashland would have a big enough heart to help them and remember to give to your local food pantry and clothing closets also warm coats, hats and gloves would also be nice to donate...
someone who cares

Baird, TX

#2 Nov 17, 2009
Wow that was heart-warming, nice to know there is at least one kind-hearted person around here, I live out in the county and I can't imagine anyone in Ashland feeling like that, one of the biggest reasons I moved out of the city. I would love to donate and know that these people are the ones getting the stuff, is there somewhere that you donate clothing and blankets to these people in particular that you know of?
would help

South Point, OH

#3 Nov 17, 2009
finally, something good on topix. i too would also love to see something more for the homeless in this area. i would also gladly donate my time too. i also would like to see something where young kids/teenagers could get involved.
Ashland

United States

#4 Nov 17, 2009
Glad to see a postive post for a change.
enough already

Roscoe, PA

#5 Nov 17, 2009
i agree with all of the above
what are calls of action?
sympathy

Roscoe, PA

#6 Nov 18, 2009
I have sympathy for the homeless people, and would love to help, but I have to wonder how these people become homeless in the first place?
i agree

South Point, OH

#7 Nov 18, 2009
their is to many people out in the world who could help but wont no one should have to be hungry or homeless how can people go to bed at night knowing that this is going on and our city has too much money and they dont care like me ive been on the waiting list for hud now 6mos and they still say no funding is avalible i am a mother of two kids and i have to worry every day if we will be ok its sad someone needs to stand up
insert name here

Port Deposit, MD

#8 Dec 31, 2009
Most homeless people are homeless due to domestic violence, unemployment and the lack of a proper education,not drugs or mental illness. some of the homeless that you see on the street with the shopping carts, maybe. In Ashland most of the homeless are doubled up with family and friends these are the hidden homeless....out of sight,out of mind...and this is not always the best situation, especially if there are children involved.

There are three shelters in Ashland. One is the Salvation Army (night time only shelter), Safe Harbor (abused women) and the other is the Shelter of Hope.(homeless families) What this area really needs is a homeless shelter for single fathers. Their is really no where for them to go except the Shelter of Hope and they only have 10 apartments so the chance of them getting in is slim. If you are reading this and you are homeless post to this forum and i can give you more information.
insert name here

Port Deposit, MD

#9 Dec 31, 2009
i agree wrote:
their is to many people out in the world who could help but wont no one should have to be hungry or homeless how can people go to bed at night knowing that this is going on and our city has too much money and they dont care like me ive been on the waiting list for hud now 6mos and they still say no funding is avalible i am a mother of two kids and i have to worry every day if we will be ok its sad someone needs to stand up
HUD is out of funds for the next 2 years unfortunately. But there are lots of other low income housing options in the Ashland area.

“Computer Tech/Photographe r”

Since: Dec 09

Location hidden

#10 Dec 31, 2009
Homeless in Ashland... They are people too.. If anyone is looking to help, volunteer at the shelters, food banks, kitchens that serve them food, give money to the places that do help, etc.

If your out , and see them give them food, a coat, gloves, etc. Don't be shy, make their day. There are things you can do that will not cost you a dime...

Just think out of the box, and start the action that may solve this problem...
1whocares

Elizabethtown, KY

#11 Dec 31, 2009
You can donate blankets, hats, gloves and clothes to The Dressing Room - on 19th St. in Ashland. They are run by Federated Charities. Everything is given away for free to anyone who comes in.
1whocares

Elizabethtown, KY

#12 Dec 31, 2009
Go to www.nhn-ashland.org and see what Ashland/Boyd County is doing to help the less fortunate in our area. This is 5 local non-profits that truly makes a difference! Neighbors Helping Neighbors!
A Friend

Waynesboro, VA

#13 Jan 1, 2010
A friend wrote:
Ashland needs to help the homeless people here in town. The shelter here makes them leave at 6am and be in by 5pm I'm told, although I'm grateful these people have a place to go during these times, but people are homeless all day as well, it is getting cold out where are they suppose to go during the day and at 6am it is frigid in the winter, what does the shelter expect them to do. I would gladly volunteer my time to open and stay with the people who need a warm place to stay. I wish I had the resources myself to start a place for them they could come and go at will this is rediculous. I seen an elderly women the other night who could barely walk dragging bags behind her at midnight while I was leaving the movies. I was in tears it needs to stop, we as citizens need to help and volunteer are time and what we have to give to take care of people less fortunate then ourselves. I wish I knew where to start I would, I am open for suggestions and willing to help anyone who has an idea. Please do not try to tell me that most of the homeless our drunks addicts etc, although I realize this they are still human and there is alot of people who are not alcoholics, or addicts who have lost there homes, jobs etc and now live on the street. I would hope that Ashland would have a big enough heart to help them and remember to give to your local food pantry and clothing closets also warm coats, hats and gloves would also be nice to donate...
Every one here speaks the truth about the homeless i'v seen what only afew of you have.i work for the shelter of hope and have no control over who gets to stay.its hartbreaking to watch them turn away familys because they are NOT ELIGABLE like what does that mean.if your homeless you should be able to stay no matter what your past or your story are.whatwe all need to do is go to the city i'm afraid i don't know how and see if we could raise the money to buy a large apartment building and fix it for the homeless in ashland.the ones that have police records,have abused drugs, and have no life skills are the ones that really suffer.theres no where for them to go with thir familys because they burned thier briges so no one will help them learn how to servive the right way so they do it the way thay always have with drugs and stealing from everyone they can.when i asked about this i was told no one wants the responsability of cheching in with theses pepole every day and teaching them life skills.(sorry about my spelling I never claimed to be good at it)any sugestions call the city

“Computer Tech/Photographe r”

Since: Dec 09

Location hidden

#14 Jan 1, 2010
I feel the point made.... But there should be a second or third chance your out in their decision. How is someone going to change if not allowed to.

Allow them to stay, if something like abuse, substance, etc. etc. makes them ineligible ... then their should be a choice offered to them...

Treatment .... ASAP..... a live in type treatment ...

allowing, if it is a couple, the other partner (if eligible on own) and children if any, to stay ... sending the other one with abuse, substance, etc, etc..., to the live in treatment center...

If one drops from treatment , they are out, any living in the shelter, can remain (choice), only if dumping the abuser .... file restraining order/ possible legal proceedings on abuser, substance, etc. etc.
me too

Ashland, KY

#15 Jan 1, 2010
i would love for somebody to help the homeless. it is a sad situation for them. and they need all the help they can recieve.
American Muslim

Olive Hill, KY

#16 Jan 1, 2010
someone who cares wrote:
Wow that was heart-warming, nice to know there is at least one kind-hearted person around here, I live out in the county and I can't imagine anyone in Ashland feeling like that, one of the biggest reasons I moved out of the city. I would love to donate and know that these people are the ones getting the stuff, is there somewhere that you donate clothing and blankets to these people in particular that you know of?
Maybe just drive around and hand out blankets and coats. You could even start a clothing/blanket donation.
American Muslim

Olive Hill, KY

#17 Jan 1, 2010
I may be moving to the Ashland area soon and I would love to help out. It would be good for my daughter to help with as well. It would teach her about those who have little or nothing.
School is cool

Columbia, KY

#18 Jan 1, 2010
They shouldve payed attention in school and made something of themselves
its sad

Russell, KY

#19 Jan 1, 2010
sympathy wrote:
I have sympathy for the homeless people, and would love to help, but I have to wonder how these people become homeless in the first place?
I was once told that most americans are 3 pay checks away from being homeless.
wannahelp

Knox City, TX

#20 Jan 1, 2010
If there is a way to help then someone needs to let it be known to the public.

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