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Spud

United States

#1 Oct 6, 2011
The Women's Shelter may have to close for lack of funding. The federal funds have been cut off. The city of Metropolis says it doesn't have the funds to make it's yearly contribution. Yet the city managed to finds funds to pay a Paducah lawyer $77,000.00. I feel the Women's Shelter is needed, and possibly has saved lives. The people of Metropolis need to wake up. Something is horribly wrong with our city government. Changes MUST be made to save our city!
check the facts

Herrin, IL

#2 Oct 6, 2011
Spud, I agree with you that the womens shelter is a good thing and should be saved, first off it was the federal government that cut its funding that might be responsible for its closing, do some research and you will find the city gave a very small portion of money to the womens shelter, even if the city gave what it use to to the shelter they would still be in trouble without federal funding,again you want to just slander the city for any and every thing wrong, second dumb ass the attorney is from tn not paducah, third the best thing we can do to improve the city right away would be to get you to move to paducah, think about it, maybe you can go over there and fix all thier problems with your ranting and banting but no solutions just your immature rambling of an uninteligent man
Spud

United States

#3 Oct 6, 2011
At least I can see that something is very wrong with our city government!
jeez

Knoxville, TN

#5 Oct 6, 2011
"At least I can see that something is very wrong with our city government!"

*Only* the "city" government as you say?You assessment is quite an under site
dws

United States

#7 Oct 6, 2011
My question is....why are the same women allowed to live there time after time? Even if they've broken rules and been kicked out. Sounds like a lot of them abuse and use the system. Not fair.
Expositor

Marion, IL

#8 Oct 7, 2011
How about a shelter for whipped men? It could be called "Project Mope". A few men moping around on street corners with buckets on Saturdays and we can get the funding started! Maybe the city will donate some office space like they did for the womens shelter. Who would make a good executive director?
whooped n tired

North Salem, IN

#9 Oct 7, 2011
Sign me up for project mope.
Metropolitan

Marion, IL

#10 Oct 7, 2011
Isn't it sexist to have a women's shelter supported by the city, while abused men have nowhere to go?.
ManApart

Marion, IL

#11 Oct 7, 2011
I 2nd that. I think it's a crock of shit there is nowhere for men to go under these circumstances. I for one have been there, and me and my 2 kids had nowhere to turn and went there thinking they mite do something till I could figure something out. And the MAN-HATER said there was nothing they could do for me. So I say SHUT-IT-DOWN
Terri

Charlestown, MA

#12 Oct 7, 2011
please keep the shelter and Rita is a great person the men r only complaing because the cant keep control of the women that hve to go there because of them guess what there is no where for them to go because they r the ones that always cause the bullshit please keep it open rita gower is a great women for hepling women out that you again rita and i hope u can keep helping all the women out
Missed out

Herrin, IL

#13 Oct 7, 2011
Whatever Terri,, we are not talking about the women that really need the help we are talking about the psychos that do everything they can to hurt a man just because they didnt get their way. the system works if it would ever be used right, and as long as that man hating Rita is in the office it will never happen,,SHUT IT DOWN! Sometimes a man does need protection from a woman and it happens more and more all the time, psycho women that stalk us and want nothing more than to hurt someone for whatever reason and there is no help for us.. we are told if we need a protection order we have to "retain" a lawyer. so yes the system is sexist and i blame Rita Gower, I feel sorry for her husband, poor guy, has to walk on egg shells so he isnt hit with a restraining order, or worse,, gets the crap beat out of him all the time and he cant do anything about it because there is no help for men
Julie

Duluth, GA

#14 Apr 5, 2013
Bunch of losers at that place
rita

Paducah, KY

#15 Apr 6, 2013
rita does her job....Thank God!!!!
Lynn

Duluth, GA

#17 Apr 7, 2013
Nothing but pillheads live there.
Lisa

United States

#18 Apr 10, 2013
That place is nasty looking.
nohelp

United States

#20 Apr 11, 2013
I went there once, bc of my ex husband. I live out in the county, but worked in paducah. My ex would call threatening to kick my ass and say I needed to be shot just because I wouldn't take him back. If it happened while I was home, metropolis police said they couldn't do anything because he lives in kentucky. But at work, when he showed up threatening, I called the paducah police, they not only took nearly 45 minutes to show up, but once they did, he was already gone and they told me they could do nothing bc I was a massac resident. So I was sent to the womens shelter to file an EPO and it looked ran down. I was embarassed to be in there. Not only that, but as I'm discussing private matters that had occured, methed-out lookin women are just strolling through and the skinny woman that worked there actually MADE FUN OF ME! She effin laughed at me, while I'm sittin there covered in bruises! I consider myself a classy young lady, that just met the wrong guy, who was very good at mental abuse, which lead to emotional and physical. And to have to go someplace like that, where no conversation was private, and to be laughed at while I was hurting? Yeah I walked out feeling like lowclass trash just for having stepped foot in there. Its heartbreaking you can't find real help. Any woman can be abused, from any social status, to any race or age. As can men. There needs to be a respectable place for someone to get help from.
hatingpettypeopl e

United States

#21 Apr 15, 2013
Why shut it down because men have no where to go? Why not suggest opening one for men? Why judge everyone who has lived there, or required services. Forget the adults, think about the kids. You dear man, who needed somewhere to go with your two children... You know what it's like and still said close it. Poor kids stuck being raised by an ignorant man. So many people live on their personal invisible pedastals they'll never reach down and help someone in need, so that shelter should stay right there. A personwill know you're struggling and put your name on here, rather than a prayer box at church.
Obi-Wan Kenobi

Carterville, IL

#22 Apr 15, 2013
I live in the neighborhood and I see men coming in and out all the time.
Deputy hound

Marion, IL

#23 Apr 15, 2013
hatingpettypeople wrote:
Why shut it down because men have no where to go? Why not suggest opening one for men? Why judge everyone who has lived there, or required services. Forget the adults, think about the kids. You dear man, who needed somewhere to go with your two children... You know what it's like and still said close it. Poor kids stuck being raised by an ignorant man. So many people live on their personal invisible pedastals they'll never reach down and help someone in need, so that shelter should stay right there. A personwill know you're struggling and put your name on here, rather than a prayer box at church.
Why are you calling men ignorant? Most of these women are ignorant for having two or three unwanted kids, and then getting so fat and sloppy that no man can stand to be around them.
yeah right

Springfield, MO

#24 Apr 15, 2013
That place is a joke!

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