Homeless shelter opens in coastal Dar...

Homeless shelter opens in coastal Dare County

There are 11 comments on the WLOS story from Jan 6, 2009, titled Homeless shelter opens in coastal Dare County. In it, WLOS reports that:

One of North Carolina's richest counties has opened a homeless shelter to help those living in their cars or sleeping in the dunes.

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Zapper

Coats, NC

#1 Jan 7, 2009
Okay it gets them off the streets and dunes, but does it teach them or train them to stand on there own two feet again and work? I have seen this homeless man and people have given him shelter and food, but what does he do? he messes up the shelter and pees all over the property and refuses to work he'd rather live on hand outs and people sympathy and drink beer and do drugs all day and hangs out behind the Kangaroo gas station.. I already know that this guy will be one of the first on the steps of that homeless shelter pouring out a sob story and everyone there absorbing it like a sponge... All I can say is if you are going to house these people provide job training and job placements and stay strict on them. I can all ready see problems with this shelter... For the ones that truly want to work and get back on track, I wish you all the luck and for the ones who use the system I have one wish for you, stop mooching off people and become a productive self assured human being and make your own way.
Outer Banks

AOL

#2 Jan 11, 2009
Zapper wrote:
Okay it gets them off the streets and dunes, but does it teach them or train them to stand on there own two feet again and work? I have seen this homeless man and people have given him shelter and food, but what does he do? he messes up the shelter and pees all over the property and refuses to work he'd rather live on hand outs and people sympathy and drink beer and do drugs all day and hangs out behind the Kangaroo gas station.. I already know that this guy will be one of the first on the steps of that homeless shelter pouring out a sob story and everyone there absorbing it like a sponge... All I can say is if you are going to house these people provide job training and job placements and stay strict on them. I can all ready see problems with this shelter... For the ones that truly want to work and get back on track, I wish you all the luck and for the ones who use the system I have one wish for you, stop mooching off people and become a productive self assured human being and make your own way.
I agree 100%
msredbeard

Elizabeth City, NC

#3 Jan 12, 2009
I also agree. Plus my church is one that is considering housing them and one of the members, when asked what to do about them taking a shower, replied "Well, they don't take a bath anyway, so what does it matter!" Good Christain thought, huh?
Lobos

Greenville, NC

#4 Jan 14, 2009
Hey MSREDBEARD, Does the carpet match the drapes?

“A mask to hear the truth !”

Since: Sep 08

Kitty Hawk, NC

#5 Jan 14, 2009
Lobos wrote:
Hey MSREDBEARD, Does the carpet match the drapes?
uhhhh ,rudeness
Jana

Edenton, NC

#6 Jan 26, 2009
Sometimes, when economic pressures effect families they deserve help. Not blaming the economy, not saying that all people who are homeless are necessarily lazy, not at all. Face your fears people, there a good people that face hardships. Better get acquainted with that reality and stop blaming and start helping. I know I am looking for shelter for my family of five. We are not in a good situation and there is no where else to go.
Wondering

Wake Forest, NC

#7 Jan 31, 2009
I have heard that churches are refusing to help with this program That only two churches are willing to house the homeless. Is there any truth to this? Thanks

Since: Jan 09

Carthage, NC

#8 Feb 1, 2009
Wondering wrote:
I have heard that churches are refusing to help with this program That only two churches are willing to house the homeless. Is there any truth to this? Thanks
Most of the smaller churches don't have the facilities available to comfortably house a number of people. The general idea was that each church takes a turn at housing each evening for a week and the bigger churches opened their doors if a smaller church did not have the room to house for their week. To my knowledge, all are involved.
Lynn Cowan

Rutherfordton, NC

#9 Feb 1, 2009
Wondering wrote:
I have heard that churches are refusing to help with this program That only two churches are willing to house the homeless. Is there any truth to this? Thanks
No Sir or Maam, this is incorrect.

I volunteer my time and equipment to move sleeping supplies from churches week to week to help homeless people. So far, three churches, All Saints, St. Andrews, and Roanoke Island have volunteered to help the homeless on a week to week basis.

I believe the Outreach Center is doing the coordinating for which church for which week.

The feedback from the those that help these people is quite positive. No drinking, no drugs, and nothing dangerous are allowed. They have also stated that the homeless people are very nice, appreciative, and grateful for the assistance offered.

If anyone would like to volunteer to help out, I can say from personal experience, it is a wonderful feeling to have the ability to do something for someone other than myself.

Please contact the Interfaith Community Outreach Center for information.
Gary

Marion, NC

#10 Feb 1, 2009
I see that blond buy with a backpack walking around, mostly in Kill Devil Hills. Would that be a homeless person?

“A mask to hear the truth !”

Since: Sep 08

Kitty Hawk, NC

#11 Feb 1, 2009
Yes his name is Chris bean he does not want a home he believes in UFO's I joke you not~!

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