Westcare Homeless Shelter in Pikeville.
Truth

Ransom, KY

#21 Oct 18, 2011
I used to work with some of the homeless at my fast food job i'm currently at, those people were all clean shaved, and looked like anyone else. Only difference was they were down on their luck but were at least trying to pick themselves up. The homeless stereotype about being nasty and such is such BS, really need to stop watching TV. You'd be surprised whos homeless and whos not
Noosey

Mount Sterling, KY

#22 Oct 18, 2011
For the "decent people" comment.... I'm going to pray for you. Not as I pray for guidance, but pray that you need a place to stay one night and YOY aren't decent enough. As an educated person, I read articles, I know the average American is only TWO pay checks or 2 unexpected large expenses from being impoverished. You make me sick. I don't normally judge but I will judge you, holier-than-thou bitch. And if by chance i misspelled a word or left out a comma, or hell hadtwo dangling participles in one paragraph just overlook it. It won't bother me anyway. I'm still FAR more enlightened than you.
Charity

Cynthiana, KY

#23 Oct 19, 2011
Begins at home! A lot of people in these difficult times are just one payday away from being homeless.

I applaud the efforts of the city or county, whoever is providing the shelter hope people will give to the shelter and help the effort.

Why! There but for the grace of God go I!
giving hope

Pikeville, KY

#24 Oct 19, 2011
Whocares wrote:
The name says it all(HOMELESS SHELTER)..lAZY PEOPLE WITHOUT HOMES..And no a descent person wouldn't be there..
Everyone does not start out with the same advantages in life. Hopefully you will never find yourself in a situation where you might need assistance.

It sounds as if WestCare has given some a helping hand and hope when they most needed it. Thank goodness the whole world hasn't become callous and uncompassionate.
So thankful

Pikeville, KY

#25 Oct 19, 2011
I'm so thankful I've never needed to go to a homeless shelter and pray to God that I never need to but you never know.

Some of us are just a payday from being homeless. There are also people with mental conditions that aren't capable of working or taking proper care of themselves. They should not be made fun of! As I said, that could be one of us one day.

The original poster should say to themselves "But there for the grace of God go I" instead of bashing the people who are there. I'm sure no one in their right mind would want to be in that situation.

Since: Oct 11

Location hidden

#26 Oct 20, 2011
none of us want to be here but the people we are here with treat us better than most of our own family members without this place i would probably be in a ditch freezing to death somewhere if not already dead but atleast here i get fed and clean clothes and i get to properly groom myself and yes i am looking for a home i have children and there needs are always met here i mean some people dont even know that this place exists and very few people actually come around and ask if we need any kind of help when actually there is alot of people here who need help i mean without the thought of donations most of us wouldnt have the nessecities of what we need to take care of ourselves we are not bad people just people who are down on their luck so please dont bash us if you was to have to come here you would be accepted as one of us we wouldnt put you down for being here
wtf

Logan, WV

#27 Oct 20, 2011
dafool wrote:
That has to be the most disgusting place in Pike County.All the people there are crazier than a $hit house rat and are nasty and scuzzie as he11.That place is full of nuttin but thieves and low life scummie people and gay people wierdos man.The staff that work there are shadie characters id rather sleep on the street than sleep in that place around all of those nasty wierdos in there.YUCK!!!
U lie u old bush loving publican

Since: Oct 11

Location hidden

#28 Oct 20, 2011
ok some things at the shelter aint right they lock up the donations and wont allow the residents to go through them to get what they need when they need it and they make us pay to stay here if we had money to pay than we would have our own home and wouldnt be here but that is ok i guess this is the how life is but i mean if we are homeless than how do we get the things we need if they wont help us like pants and stuff for work or shampoo or baby items they have all that stuff locked up from us until shelter staff goes through it and gets what they want from it first
Happy for Westcare shelte

Lenore, WV

#29 Oct 20, 2011
I am glad this program exist. There are so many people in need of services these days and probably more to come. All those objecting must have a 4 leaf clover sprouting from their ass. They need to recognize that life can show you some pretty serious twists and turns. Those 4 leafs could be plucked out one leaf at a time. God bless the folks at WestCare. I so appreciate what your doing for our people.

Since: Oct 11

Sharpsburg, KY

#30 Oct 20, 2011
mysterious lady wrote:
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you would need to try to get in touch with cathy over at westcare her ext is 21
Thank you so much. Is there anything else that you know about the SAP that the Department of Corrections pays for. My boyfriend has made parole but he has to do a SAP before he can be released.

Since: Oct 11

Sharpsburg, KY

#31 Oct 20, 2011
mysterious lady wrote:
none of us want to be here but the people we are here with treat us better than most of our own family members without this place i would probably be in a ditch freezing to death somewhere if not already dead but atleast here i get fed and clean clothes and i get to properly groom myself and yes i am looking for a home i have children and there needs are always met here i mean some people dont even know that this place exists and very few people actually come around and ask if we need any kind of help when actually there is alot of people here who need help i mean without the thought of donations most of us wouldnt have the nessecities of what we need to take care of ourselves we are not bad people just people who are down on their luck so please dont bash us if you was to have to come here you would be accepted as one of us we wouldnt put you down for being here
I feel you 100%. Many people has been homeless at one time and many people has not. I am very greatful that Pike County does have somewhere that you can go and have a hot meal and a warm bed to sleep in. May God bless your future and help you find your way in life. I will be praying for your bliss.
rehab

Pikeville, KY

#33 Oct 21, 2011
i know a person that went to rehab and didnt have anywhere to go his family had tried to help him so many times and he was out of control so he ended up their,so he is saying he has to pay 400.00 dollars a month rent,i really dont believe this because if u r homeless how could u pay that kind of money,just would like the truth ,i think he is still trying to snowball people to get money i know they have chores and have to help,and they need responsiblities,but someone please tell me if this is true,i dont believe it like i said if u were homeless and could pay that kind of rent why would a person be their,would like a number to call,think they r just snoballing people to still get money.please post a # so i can call and find out for myself thank u all and hope u all can get straightened out and get back on your feet,could be their someday ,all of us we never know so glad for the homeless shelter.
never heard

Pikeville, KY

#34 Oct 22, 2011
i have nevrer heard of such thing.but then i hVE NEVER BEEEN THEIR,BUT I CANT SEE IF A PERSON WAS HOMELESSS.HOW THEY COULD PAY 100,00 A WEEK FOR RENT,I HAVE ALWAYS HEARD THEY HAD CHORED AND HAD TO HELP WITH FOOD IF THEY DRAWED FOOD STAMPS,SO WOULD SOMEONE WHO IS THEIR OR BEEN THEIR LET US KNOW ON THIS ONE TKS
how

Pikeville, KY

#35 Oct 23, 2011
how do these people pay if thie had money they wouldnt be their,this dont sound,like if its a homeless shelter and they have to pay rent why would they stay their.if they do ,how do they pay it,most ridiculous thing i ever heard,paying rent in a homeless shelter,they wouldnt be their to begin with if they had money to pay rent,help these people and let them save if they have a job so they can make a better life for their selves and can move on ,give them a chance,it could be any of us,u never know in life where u could end up,if the workers are taking the donations,they will sure have to answer to a more powerful man than the one down here,this needs check into.
You Betcha

Pikeville, KY

#36 Oct 23, 2011
I do know for a fact that in 2007 they were going to try and make residents pay $60.00 to stay there at Westcare. So I do not doubt the fact that they are now making residents pay to stay. I know they do not need money from drug treatment residents cause the county pays for them while they are residing in there and seeking a slot in a drug treatment facility. However it is the actual homeless that are getting the shaft. Always has been that way in Pikeville and will continue to be that way as long as crooks are running the shelter and it is being shared with court ordered druggies.
why

Pikeville, KY

#37 Oct 23, 2011
why is homeless people and drug trearment people put togeather at the homeless shelter,drug people have a complete different problem than homeless people,people that live their and r homeless shouldnt have to worry about the addicts being their while they hve young children and r trying to get on their feet ,they dont fit togeather,if i was a homeless mother i wouldnt want to stay their with the people that had just been released from a drug treatment facility,it should be 2 entirely different places,the children dont need to be around addicts,

Since: Oct 11

Location hidden

#38 Oct 26, 2011
ok let me tell u something im an addict to and i am homeless b/c of it so dont even say kids dont need to be around addicts i would never hurt my children
x-homeless

Pikeville, KY

#39 Nov 7, 2011
Lois King the blonde woman is a hippocrite. She acts all hi and mighty but her sons are nothing but big drug addicts and totally crazy. One son comes over to the shelter and cries and acts psycho he will hurt someone. the other son is strung out on drugs and wont keep a job has to sell his mom pills and his pills to pay electric bill. Way to go mother of the year. You got good boys there. Next time u r hateful to someone askking for your help remember this post. You r no better than anyone else
Somebody

Phelps, KY

#40 Nov 26, 2011
Whocares wrote:
The name says it all(HOMELESS SHELTER)..lAZY PEOPLE WITHOUT HOMES..And no a descent person wouldn't be there..
Actually.. I'm a hardworking productive member of society.. I don't draw welfare or food stamps and I had to actually stay there for a little over a month!. It's ignorant people like you who make people feel bad to ask for help!. So.. watch what the hell you say.
I know the deal

Harold, KY

#41 Jul 26, 2012
YES you do have to pay close to $400 after your first month to stay at Westcare.

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