Homeless Shelter in Williamsburg
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Sikeston, MO

#47 Jul 3, 2011
laura wrote:
<quoted text>just worry about how you would get the 5 dollars a day to stay.
Read again...I believe it was said that if you have some money it is $5 a day but if you don't they still let you stay.
Wasnt born yesterday

Nerinx, KY

#49 Jul 5, 2011
Yes we are still here wrote:
<quoted text>
We are doing good. We didn't get the three bedroom, but we did get the 2 bedroom. So we will be moving sometime next week. Thank God! To be honest with you, we are in need of everything. Beds, sheets for the beds, pots and pans, dishes....list too long to put on here. We only have our clothes, hygiene and decorative items. We had to sell our car to get the place. So, now we are trying to get things for our place. My husband is doing work in the place, so they are going to waive the deposit. We have already paid the rent, but we don't have the utilities turned on yet. From what I was told it will cost about 150.00 or so to get the utilities in our name. Thanks :-)
I really feel bad for you but I'm curious If you're so down and out how do you have access to a computer and how much is your internet/wifi fees each month? I don't get it.
wtf

Dyer, TN

#50 Jul 6, 2011
live there now wrote:
My family and I live there now, that includes our three kids.(6, 4 and 1) Before this, my husband and I both worked every day. But when new owners came in and bought our apartment complex, I no longer had a job. I was the cleaning lady for them and had been there since Oct. This shelter has been a God send to us. If it hadn`t been for this place, we would be on the streets. We left with what we could fit in our car and came to this place of refuge. Thank God for them!
what something just aint right with ur story.u left with what u could fit in ur car.no way u had 30 days to move and why do u have the web in the shelter and ur kids dont have a home well something aint right with u sweeti;u better stay off this computer;;lmfao
Idiots

Williamsburg, KY

#52 Jul 6, 2011
Most people on this site are stupid! The shelter is a good place, it is ran by a good man. The poeple on here talking trash, can't know the man who runs it, or they would not be able to even say half the crap they say! The shelter doesn't turn anyone away, unless they do something bad while at the shelter. It is a non-profit organization. The man that runs it has given his life to the shelter, and that is no lie. I know these people personally and have my whole life. Anyone who reads this thread, like so many other threads, should take most of what they read with a gain of salt! God Bless :)
CEB

Madisonville, KY

#53 Jul 10, 2011
I really feel bad for you but I'm curious If you're so down and out how do you have access to a computer and how much is your internet/wifi fees each month? I don't get it.
REPLY: Let's not judge this family...especially if you don't know their story. In today's society having internet access is perhaps one of the only ways a homeless family could possibly stay in touch with the outside world, look for jobs, reach out for help...etc...Let's just help if we can and if not with material things at least pray for them and all who are homeless. Times are hard these days!
I wonder too

Winchester, KY

#54 Jul 11, 2011
CEB wrote:
I really feel bad for you but I'm curious If you're so down and out how do you have access to a computer and how much is your internet/wifi fees each month? I don't get it.
REPLY: Let's not judge this family...especially if you don't know their story. In today's society having internet access is perhaps one of the only ways a homeless family could possibly stay in touch with the outside world, look for jobs, reach out for help...etc...Let's just help if we can and if not with material things at least pray for them and all who are homeless. Times are hard these days!
I understand that too but the person wanting the handouts did say, "that all they had was the clothes on their backs and a few decorative items" I am curious too as to how they could ask for help when internet is so expensive. They're prolly using their IPhone!!!I don't think anyone is judging them in a bad way.Even the Bible says you can judge a tree by the fruit it bares. Interesting.....
The Truth

Waco, KY

#55 Jul 11, 2011
"I understand that too but the person wanting the handouts did say, "that all they had was the clothes on their backs and a few decorative items" I am curious too as to how they could ask for help when internet is so expensive. They're prolly using their IPhone!!!I don't think anyone is judging them in a bad way.Even the Bible says you can judge a tree by the fruit it bares. Interesting..... "

I've stayed at the shelter and I can give you an explanation, probably one that you don't want to hear. The shelter has wireless internet and the couple had an old lap top computer. There case solved. And as to how I have internet access now? I am currently at the library that has 10 computers, all with internet access that you can use for free. Also, as to why they had so few things? He drove an old Honda Prelude and had himself and 3 kids. How much stuff did you expect him to be able to take with him? And all those people stayed in a small room at the shelter. Where would they put all the stuff? People seem to quick to judge the homeless. They believe they are all crooks, criminals, and addicts, which is so untrue. Don't judge a man until you have walked a mile in his shoes!
TO ALL THE ONES JUDGING

Huntington, IN

#56 Jul 11, 2011
The family that you are referring to, has a Boost mobile phone. Boost mobile includes everything for 50 dollars a month. So until you know the situation, don`t judge. ALSO, IF YOU READ the earlier posts, you will see that they were not asking for handouts like they were trash. Everyone needs help in their lives sometimes. You should pray that someone doesn`t have the same attitude as you, when you`re in need. One day, you might need some help too!
Debbie D

Whiting, IN

#58 Jul 13, 2011
The Truth wrote:
"I understand that too but the person wanting the handouts did say, "that all they had was the clothes on their backs and a few decorative items" I am curious too as to how they could ask for help when internet is so expensive. They're prolly using their IPhone!!!I don't think anyone is judging them in a bad way.Even the Bible says you can judge a tree by the fruit it bares. Interesting..... "
I've stayed at the shelter and I can give you an explanation, probably one that you don't want to hear. The shelter has wireless internet and the couple had an old lap top computer. There case solved. And as to how I have internet access now? I am currently at the library that has 10 computers, all with internet access that you can use for free. Also, as to why they had so few things? He drove an old Honda Prelude and had himself and 3 kids. How much stuff did you expect him to be able to take with him? And all those people stayed in a small room at the shelter. Where would they put all the stuff? People seem to quick to judge the homeless. They believe they are all crooks, criminals, and addicts, which is so untrue. Don't judge a man until you have walked a mile in his shoes!
Well after reading these comments I have decided to put something on here. first of all saying things about this Shelter is cruel of some people. I had dealing with this shelter for years and years, where I worked we called seems like on a daily basis for help with gas, food and lodging no one was turned away. Bill Woodward even came to out to our work place to pick someone up. They try to do the best with what they have and what the help they get. I think people should just get a life and stop carrying tales and lies that they do not even know anything about. If more people would give like the bible say's and stop condeming people this world would be a better place. God is good.
WTFEver

Williamsburg, KY

#60 Jul 19, 2011
sos wrote:
could be a rumor but i heard they charge you to stay there.
they do 5 dollars a night. A friend of mine just had to go there.
please

Mayfield, KY

#64 Dec 22, 2011
Bill is a great guy I agree!
think it through

Corbin, KY

#66 Dec 23, 2011
How about teaching people to have pride in themselves by doing a small amount of work for their shelter? There's nothing wrong with teaching a work ethic (which i must say seems sadly lacking in our society, at least here in southeast KY). If a person doesn't have the money to pay they aren't charged, but they have to be looking for a job. if they do have a job and get paid,$5 a day is a reasonable price to pay for room and board, which includes 3 meals a day. Believe me, no where else out in the world can anyone live so cheaply. And, those grants are a Godsend, but have you ever tried running a homeless shelter year in and year out, and making ends meet on a budget that is NOT ever totally met by government grants? Don't fool yourself!
grow up

Whitley City, KY

#67 Dec 23, 2011
i worked in a shelter in morristown i was a weekend manager we tryed to help everyone we could wit the exception you couldnt pass a background check like child molestion but for you to stay you had to find a job or get check we would help with housing you could sign up for public housing we never charged anyone to stay we did get help from the churches and people volenterd to do stuff around the shelter the people who stayed there had to help with cleaning cooking and diffrent stuff around the shelter they were expected to better there selfs no drugs or drinking if we thought you were we had test if you were you were asked to leave you had to be on the grounds at 8 and in the house at 10 bedtime was 8 for kids 11 for adults no exception unless you were working if you were staying there you couldnot go and stay somewhere for the night it worked for the best when you have a place for the homeless to stay its to help them better there selfs not belittle them its sad to see they are not helping the people do better they dont need to charge them to stay there but a saveings plan every week when they get paid they are to put so much in it so when they get so much saved they can get them a place of there own we did that and the people dont need the shelter as a peremant home they need to get out of there on there own give thes self respect to hold there heads up give them a chance to thrive and grow if they are not willing to help thereselfs then it would be time for them to move on and if the place is looking that bad put them to work cleaning it up they haft to live there im sure they dont want to live in filth give them the stuff they need to clean check there rooms if they are not keeping them clean give them a choice keep it clean or go somewhere else i may sound mean but you haft to be sturn if you dont want the place looking bad you haft to make sure everyone is doing there part
All Wrong

Richmond, KY

#68 Dec 23, 2011
That's just it. There is very little money spent on materials to fix up the shelter. Everything is treated like the shelter is going under and about to close, while there are donations, rent, and grants coming in. Where is the money actually going? It is a shame to charge rent at a homeless shelter. If they are paying rent to stay there how are they going to to save up to move out? It's just a bad situation all the way around. I feel sorry for some of the people that have had to stay there a very long time.
think it through

Corbin, KY

#70 Dec 24, 2011
What if the money charged in rent was saved and given back to each family when they get on their feet---so as to possibly have deposit money toward a place to rent, or to get a utility turned on? Are you sure you know what goes on at the Emergency Christian Ministries?
All Wrong

Waco, KY

#71 Dec 25, 2011
think it through wrote:
What if the money charged in rent was saved and given back to each family when they get on their feet---so as to possibly have deposit money toward a place to rent, or to get a utility turned on? Are you sure you know what goes on at the Emergency Christian Ministries?
Feel free to call up there and ask to check in. They will tell you the rules.
grow up

Whitley City, KY

#72 Dec 25, 2011
if the money is being saved for them to get a place to live then its ok but if it is being used for the wrong reasons then its not that place is to help people not hinder them if they are housing people who are child molesters then they should be turned into the law if the one who is running that place is not taking care of his dutys he needs to be put out by other people in charge
John

United States

#76 Jan 5, 2013
Where is this shelter?

A friend is in need
cost us lots

Whitley City, KY

#77 Jan 5, 2013
John wrote:
Where is this shelter?
A friend is in need


on hwy 25 in williamsburg, south of the williamsburg bridge, on your left, before you get to hwy 92, wish you the best
Christinas sis Alisha

Deer Lodge, TN

#78 Jan 5, 2013
Does anyone know if my sister Christina Bussell could be staying there? She is 26 yrs old, with long brown hair and blue eyes and bad teeth. She went missing from the Tn/Ky area on Sep. 28th 2011. Let me know if anyone knows anything legit. I just found out that this Homeless Shelter is in Williamsburg. Thanks

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