Homeless population on rise in Dalton

Homeless population on rise in Dalton

There are 8 comments on the Daily Citizen story from Mar 15, 2009, titled Homeless population on rise in Dalton. In it, Daily Citizen reports that:

When Wilbert Waller had an appointment at the Department of Family and Children Services on North Thornton Avenue, he walked from his "home" - a homeless encampment on the northeast side of town - no matter the ...

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“Just here”

Since: Nov 07

USA

#1 Mar 16, 2009
This is sad. Why are there no homeless shelters for women here in Dalton?
Tori

Tunnel Hill, GA

#2 Mar 17, 2009
With all the money in Dalton, GA from the carpet
industry - it's a shame all these people are homeles. There are alot of wealthy people here
who can make a difference.

They are the Shaw's, Lorberbaum and the Saul's
they easily afford to donate to these people in
need.
GENEVA COHEN

United States

#3 Mar 17, 2009
It was so sad to see this story on the front page of the Daily Citizen. I had no idea! We must do something to provide food, shelter and health care. I hope that now people are aware, some help will be given. When I lived in another part of the Country we had a similar situation.We would go as a group to hand out sandwiches, drinks and blankets. The food was donated by local deli's, markets etc. Lets all pray this situation will change.
Jib

AOL

#4 Mar 21, 2009
maybe they should get a job, the lazy bastards and stop going through my trash looking for cans.

“Just here”

Since: Nov 07

USA

#5 Mar 23, 2009
Jib wrote:
maybe they should get a job, the lazy bastards and stop going through my trash looking for cans.
Well, if you're not going to use them. Why not let someone else? Maybe you should tell them to ask first.
GENEVA COHEN

United States

#6 Mar 23, 2009
Read in the Dalton Citizen that Dalton is looking for ways to spend a Grant. I think it should be used to help the homeless. I am all for restoring historical buildings and neighborhoods, but I believe PEOPLE should be our first concern.If the money is used to repair/improve city owned buildings they could be made into living quarters for the homeless. Having their own sleeping areas and kitchen should really help them feel better about themselves. The city should study the programs that have been done in other cities. I have seen some on the news and it is wonderful what can be done. Many are then able to find employment. We need to pray for all the homeless in our country, especially the children. We could all be one step away...from this happening to us.

Shayla G

“Go Buckeyes!”

Since: Jul 08

Location hidden

#7 Mar 24, 2009
GENEVA COHEN wrote:
Read in the Dalton Citizen that Dalton is looking for ways to spend a Grant. I think it should be used to help the homeless. I am all for restoring historical buildings and neighborhoods, but I believe PEOPLE should be our first concern.If the money is used to repair/improve city owned buildings they could be made into living quarters for the homeless. Having their own sleeping areas and kitchen should really help them feel better about themselves. The city should study the programs that have been done in other cities. I have seen some on the news and it is wonderful what can be done. Many are then able to find employment. We need to pray for all the homeless in our country, especially the children. We could all be one step away...from this happening to us.
Some homeless people don't want help.Some
are use to that way of life.

The article talks about one man who says
he has been on the streets for 20 yrs

"ďI pretty much donít have anywhere else to stay,Ē he said.ďI canít afford rent and Iím disabled. Iím trying to get an ID together so I can get some (disability) checks started. Iíve been living on the streets for almost 20 years."
GENEVA COHEN

United States

#8 Mar 24, 2009
Shayla G wrote:
<quoted text>
Some homeless people don't want help.Some
are use to that way of life.
The article talks about one man who says
he has been on the streets for 20 yrs
"ďI pretty much donít have anywhere else to stay,Ē he said.ďI canít afford rent and Iím disabled. Iím trying to get an ID together so I can get some (disability) checks started. Iíve been living on the streets for almost 20 years."
Yes you are correct. However, we do not know if or what type of help was offered or available over the years to this man. The help should be offered. It is many times a very big adjustment for those who have lived without a "home" for a very long time. Some want to be and will be helped, others will not want to be helped and will not be. I am sure everyone out there has a very different story.

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