Homeless shelter for children in Erie...

Homeless shelter for children in Erie could be open by August

There are 56 comments on the Erie Times News story from Dec 5, 2013, titled Homeless shelter for children in Erie could be open by August. In it, Erie Times News reports that:

The Erie County Salvation Army is looking to soon secure more than $300,000 in funding for a homeless shelter for children to open in the city by August.

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CRANK

Erie, PA

#42 Dec 10, 2013
gen8 wrote:
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A. these are government facilities
b. Higher education at quite a high price. At the rate Gannon is expanding, gobbling up real estate with no tax tag on it, I'd say they're not hurting a bit. Those students aren't going to stick around Erie and ply their trade. They need a job that pays enough so they can start paying off their thousands and thousands of student loan debt.
Just because something is considered legal ,doesn't make it OK.
So you want to tax Gannon? Make those tuition rates higher to cover the cost of the taxes? Put those students even further into debt?

Are you planning to pay your kids tuition at Gannon?
not enough

Cleveland, OH

#43 Dec 10, 2013
had enough wrote:
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So the solution is to put mentally ill people in neighborhoods where they will be a danger as the Salvation Army wants to do?
The Salvation Army doesn't want to put mentally ill people anywhere. Did you bother to read the article? All they are talking about is homeless children.
Mr Civility

Waterford, PA

#44 Dec 10, 2013
had enough wrote:
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I agree with you. Many of the homeless have mental health issues.

*So the solution is to put mentally ill people in neighborhoods where they will be a danger as the Salvation Army wants to do?

*There are many vacant building outside of the city. Put the shelters in one of them. Put it in Summit Township. Then these people with mental health issues can find one of the abundant no-skill jobs and start being self-sufficient.
*Not all the mentally ill are dangerous, homeless or successful. And people at the Salvation Army are experienced. I presume if they suspect someone is dangerous they will contact the right people.

*Part of recovery is putting people in an environment where they are regular members of society. In the city they can enjoy the things we all enjoy here rather than being isolated in a warehouse on the outskirts. Being unkempt in appearance is not necessarily a sign of being a danger to our (free) society.
had enough

Erie, PA

#46 Dec 11, 2013
not enough wrote:
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The Salvation Army doesn't want to put mentally ill people anywhere. Did you bother to read the article? All they are talking about is homeless children.
They're not talking about some poor Oliver Twist character that was wandering the streets alone after escaping from a mill. If so, they would be placed in foster care where they belong.

These kids have parents that are homeless. Which is unfortunate, but hardly the responsibility of the residents of the city of Erie. Especially since most homeless in Erie aren't from Erie.

Get it through your skull - Erie is drowning in social service facilities. I've got druggies and alcoholics from the Gaudenzia halfway house wandering through my neighborhood stealing and buying drugs, two buildings down the street that house teenage thugs imported from all over the state, behaviorally challenged Perseus house punks, a pre-release center where criminals can just walk away, and on and on.

Erie has done enough.
Mr Civility

Waterford, PA

#47 Dec 11, 2013
had enough wrote:
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They're not talking about some poor Oliver Twist character that was wandering the streets alone after escaping from a mill. If so, they would be placed in foster care where they belong.
These kids have parents that are homeless. Which is unfortunate, but hardly the responsibility of the residents of the city of Erie. Especially since most homeless in Erie aren't from Erie.
Get it through your skull - Erie is drowning in social service facilities. I've got druggies and alcoholics from the Gaudenzia halfway house wandering through my neighborhood stealing and buying drugs, two buildings down the street that house teenage thugs imported from all over the state, behaviorally challenged Perseus house punks, a pre-release center where criminals can just walk away, and on and on.
Erie has done enough.
If your claims are as valid and clear cut as you claim why don't you call the police?
had enough

Erie, PA

#48 Dec 11, 2013
Mr Civility wrote:
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If your claims are as valid and clear cut as you claim why don't you call the police?
a woman from Crawford County, convicted of multiple felonies in Crawford County was transferred to Erie to serve part of her sentence in Erie at a city sited "treatment" facility.

still on probation, she rented an apt across the street from me. 2 months of constant drug dealing and 2 months of calling the police vice unit and her landlord got her out of there.
Mr Civility

Waterford, PA

#49 Dec 11, 2013
had enough wrote:
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a woman from Crawford County, convicted of multiple felonies in Crawford County was transferred to Erie to serve part of her sentence in Erie at a city sited "treatment" facility.
still on probation, she rented an apt across the street from me. 2 months of constant drug dealing and 2 months of calling the police vice unit and her landlord got her out of there.
Way to go!:)
ur crazy

Cleveland, OH

#50 Dec 12, 2013
had enough wrote:
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They're not talking about some poor Oliver Twist character that was wandering the streets alone after escaping from a mill. If so, they would be placed in foster care where they belong.
These kids have parents that are homeless. Which is unfortunate, but hardly the responsibility of the residents of the city of Erie. Especially since most homeless in Erie aren't from Erie.
Get it through your skull - Erie is drowning in social service facilities. I've got druggies and alcoholics from the Gaudenzia halfway house wandering through my neighborhood stealing and buying drugs, two buildings down the street that house teenage thugs imported from all over the state, behaviorally challenged Perseus house punks, a pre-release center where criminals can just walk away, and on and on.
Erie has done enough.
If you dont want to help homeless children, then dont. The rest of us can have hearts.
nominated_1

Waynesburg, PA

#51 Dec 13, 2013
Yea then you and your org support these dope addicts. not the childrens fault. But damn quip bumming. It sets a bad example for you and your clients.
Ken

Charlottesville, VA

#52 Dec 13, 2013
This is just another program for kids that Tom Corbett can skim money off of. Just like the "kids for cash", and the Second Mile. Corbett needs to be locked up.
What

Erie, PA

#53 Dec 13, 2013
Ken wrote:
This is just another program for kids that Tom Corbett can skim money off of. Just like the "kids for cash", and the Second Mile. Corbett needs to be locked up.
STFU and take your liberal BS somewhere else. This has nothing to do with Gov Corbett. The poverty rate is a direct result of Rendell's policies. Don't be such an ignorant ass.
Ken

Charlottesville, VA

#54 Dec 13, 2013
What wrote:
<quoted text> STFU and take your liberal BS somewhere else. This has nothing to do with Gov Corbett. The poverty rate is a direct result of Rendell's policies. Don't be such an ignorant ass.
Why are you so angry over a good point? And what's so "liberal" about wanting corruption surrounding kids programs in PA to stop? Governor Corbett is under formal investigation by Kathleen Kane's special deputy, Geoff Moulton. Why? Because the public asked Kane to look into Corbett's non-handling of Sandusky going all the way back to 1995. That's the year Corbett was first Attorney General and began ignoring Sandusky pedophile complaints. Corbett then ignored many, many more Sandusky complaints throughout 2 more terms as the Attorney General! This is abandonment of duty to protect the children of PA and PSU, Sandusky's employer. It's called CORRUPTION! Wealthy Second Mile donors always gave huge amounts of money to Corbett's campaigns.

So for Corbett to put wealthy Second Mile donors and the income of Second Mile over the welfare of children and a fine university, is purely criminal.
What

Erie, PA

#55 Dec 13, 2013
Ken wrote:
<quoted text> Why are you so angry over a good point? And what's so "liberal" about wanting corruption surrounding kids programs in PA to stop? Governor Corbett is under formal investigation by Kathleen Kane's special deputy, Geoff Moulton. Why? Because the public asked Kane to look into Corbett's non-handling of Sandusky going all the way back to 1995. That's the year Corbett was first Attorney General and began ignoring Sandusky pedophile complaints. Corbett then ignored many, many more Sandusky complaints throughout 2 more terms as the Attorney General! This is abandonment of duty to protect the children of PA and PSU, Sandusky's employer. It's called CORRUPTION! Wealthy Second Mile donors always gave huge amounts of money to Corbett's campaigns.
So for Corbett to put wealthy Second Mile donors and the income of Second Mile over the welfare of children and a fine university, is purely criminal.
Typical liberal response. Let's blame The Governor for Sandusky's crimes and not Sandusky or the people who knew and directly worked with him and covered it ip. Grow up.
Ken

Charlottesville, VA

#57 Dec 13, 2013
What wrote:
<quoted text> Typical liberal response. Let's blame The Governor for Sandusky's crimes and not Sandusky or the people who knew and directly worked with him and covered it ip. Grow up.
Yes, you are right, the people that worked directly with Sandusky were members of his boy rape organization, Second Mile. They, along with the PA DPW, need to share the blame.

Did you know Sandusky had not been employed by PSU or answerable to Joe Paterno for 14 years when he was belatedly arrested by Tom Corbett? The arrest was 15 years too late. And it was done as a big show against PSU to direct the public away from Corbett's abandonment of duty. Not only did Corbett neglect his duty to protect children and PSU, he abused the power of his office to frame innocent people in his place.

Tom Corbett is a coward in the highest degree, a failure as the Attorney General, the Governor, and as a man.
Santa

United States

#58 Dec 13, 2013
When the childrens shelter opens jRL is going to be the Christmas Santa and ask all the poor little kids what they want for Christmas. The cost will be taken ot of Tom Ridges consulting fees for the fracking industry.
Santa

United States

#59 Dec 13, 2013
In a perfect world.

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