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I got an email telling me about a shelter for teens, where we can go and ride out this storm, get a shower, food, and stuff. While the woman I live with and her husband were at church, I went to check it out. OMG, the drama, fights, a whole new group of pervs waiting outside and the other type of pervs driving around looking for fresh victims to use and abuse.
I saw a girl I knew from the other place, she had been beat up. I used some of my emergency money and got her some food and stuff and we just talked. She said she would deal with what her step dad had been doing if she could go home again. And I got to thinking, would I want to go home again if I could...idk.
I want to help her but I don't know how. She is the girl who gave me the screw driver to use to defend myself. She also gave me some good advise and stuff. I asked her why she doesn't go back home and she said her mom told her to stay away, that it was her fault her step dad did those things and now that she is gone, they are happy. I hate parents, I hate people, why is it so ok to just throw us away? 
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1 in 4 homeless are veterans and yet we keep sending money overseas to help other countries struggling, when it was our families and friends that died to help in good faith that they will be taken care of....but we do nothing, or what we do is not working ...
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I'm a homeless vet n I used to use the VA but it's not helping unless u follow there rules n guidelines I prefer streets I keep to myself n I battle bdsd n I've been attacked by blacks n espanics for being a vet
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Does anyone in here ever talk?
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nice, good for you.  Hope you are staying warm and safe.  You have no idea how much you helped me.  I can't thank you enough.
The craigslist guy I met.  He emailed and wants to meet up again.  I told him I had to check my schedule, like I have one, lol.  I'm going to not meet him I think.  I got some traveling money if I need to leave.
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I'm not able to sleep, getting that panic feeling again. A part of me just wants to go off and kill myself, get it all over with, since I'm going to anyway, I think. But I remember hearing that in hell, virgins have it like extra bad, so I don't want to die a virgin.
The guy who has been nice to me, who works near the shelter said he would help me, give me 50$ and if he can film it, he will give me 70$. He said he has shown my pic to some of his contacts who do movies and they will pay me 100 for each movie and each movie is like 30 to 45 mins long.
I was on my way to see him yesterday, christmas eve when the woman who is from church and has been letting me stay there for a few days drove up and took me back to her place.
When I was first homeless and looked kinda clean, I was able to make money by letting guys see my boobs or touch them. One guy wanted me to just touch his dick. One guy wanted to jack off looking at my boobs. Another guy wanted me to give him a hand job. I got from 10 to 15 for those. Like 2 weeks ago, I was starving and a guy at the library saw me and was being nice and talking with me. He gave me half of his sandwich which I ate like in one bite. He said he would give me 20 for a blow job. I was like, I will be able to eat, and I've done 4 blow jobs in my life, all for my b/f. So I kinda know what to do. So I'm all, hating myself but I said ok. We go outside to the back and I do it. I'm holding the 20, cuz I heard stories of guys not paying. idk if it was me hating myself and being disgusted with myself, or something with him or what, but I threw up and I"m on the ground, throwing up and trying to breath when he hits me and takes his money and says im a useless slut.
Everytime I think of these things, I cry, hate myself , usually cut and just wish i was dead.
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I've been homeless for about 8 weeks. I'm just looking for someone who can give me honest advise on how to survive. I never realized how stupid and sheltered I was until my mom kicked me out. 
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I've been homeless most of my life my bad choices I'm n Texas now just be careful who u trust on streets
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John Burgreen

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John Russell Burgreen III's answer: Like this… Pallet homes for the homeless The pallet house is considered to be one of the cheapest houses. The Pallet houses absolutely look wonderful and attractive. Using pallets tiny and model design houses can be created. The most interesting thing about p...
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John Burgreen

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Are you stupid enough to think the homeless actually have a choice? Really? I know people with college degrees that can't find living wage work and you're bagging on the homeless.
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"With dark ringed eyes and look of despair, a shadow of someone’s son crossed my path and stayed there watching me. He must have known that I was someone’s mother and could not refuse a simple request..."
With dark ringed eyes and look of despair, a shadow of someone’s son crossed my path and stayed there watching me. He must have known that I was a mother...and could not refuse a simple request. I was on my way home, yoga mat across my shoulder passing McDonalds. He blurted: “Would you buy me a burger?” I nodded and readily agreed (relieved that the question was not: can you spare any change?). I was happy to do something tangible that involved g...
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John Burgreen

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John Russell Burgreen III's answer: I really think there is no greater answer than this, no accountability for almost all shelters in the Denver 5-points area. Here is an example regarding feeding the poor and accountability. ACLU Demands Accountability for Denver’s Misuse of Donated Funds to P...
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Tiana (Yana)

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Please share so this family can get some type of help.
http://gofundme.com/2nvuyrqf
I'm raising money to help a family that is struggling with rent and behind on their bills because of job loss. I want to help them catch up to prevent eviction.
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I''ll look into it, thanks for the update

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Richard Mendoza

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I am. Homeless. Can anyone. Help. Me out the eaten. In 2 days 
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If you have access to a phone, dial 211. Ask for shelters, food banks, even case management.
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John Burgreen

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I guess I'm lucky, I was never caught, but then, I didn't make a lot of noise or make a mess.
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John Burgreen

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John Russell Burgreen III's answer: There are several ways to work with this limitation. You can talk to the hiring manager or HR face-to-face. That might seem a little old-fashioned, but yes, people still talk to one another in person. When I was looking for seasonal work, I walked right into t...
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John Burgreen

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Give a hungry and homeless person a doughnut, go to jail. https://www.quora.com/Why-do-some-homeless-people-reject-food-when-offered/answer/John-Russell-Burgreen-III?srid=FWn1&share=b3780d04

The criminalization of homelessness in the United States.
John Russell Burgreen III's answer: I don’t think anyone can truly answer your question with any type of accuracy, because they weren’t there, however there are some things that might help you decide for yourself, what actually happened when that homeless individual rejected the food they were of...
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U need to get out ASAP sweetie
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John Burgreen

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Answer: I am only speaking about the region I am in, because it’s the only place I am familiar with. I can honesty say — I have never lived anywhere else in the world with as many homeless shelters as Denver has. Below are the ones I am familiar with including one Boulder * Homeless programs fo...
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John Burgreen

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Most people are excited with the change of seasons! After all, its that time of year to pull out their winter coats and warm running accessories. Unfortunately, there are some people that dread the cold change in weather, and the miserable days and nights that are to come. Have you ever gone out for a run with your coat but forget a scarf? Notice how much of a difference a simple piece of material makes? We have, and have decided that no one should be without a scarf!

This December we will be donating our time to making scarfs, with built in pockets for the hands, to donate to some local soup kitchens.

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Most people are excited with the change of seasons! After all, its that time of year to pull out their winter coats and warm accessories. Unfortunately, there are some people that dread the cold change in weather, and the miserable days and nights that are to come. Have you ever gone out with you...
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jeff4justice

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Homeless Banned From Sleeping In Autos In L.A. - Again!

http://youtu.be/hS8YFzQNgoM
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John Burgreen

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I don't think this person has ever been homeless, or has and had experiences a little different than what I have seen or been told about. Boulder is very different than Denver. In Denver I would walk from the 5-points to the 16th street mall and literally had to step over people laying on sidewalks. I would usually try to walk a different route but there aren't as many routes as it might seem. Prior to the March 8 "eviction" of the homeless by police Larimer, Lawrence, Broadway, the streets around St. Francis day shelter (I forget the name of the street it is on) and the routes between them were always sprinkled with people. I would end up walking over to Blake and taking the RTD mall bus up 16th street. The police always seemed to let people sleep until 4:30 or 5 a.m. that is around the time the RTD mall bus starts running.
https://www.quora.com/What-are-the-advantages-of-living-in-a-homeless-shelter-compared-to-living-in-your-car/answer/John-Russell-Burgreen-III
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Boulder Bridges, 4747 Table Mesa Dr, Boulder CO 80305 
John Russell Burgreen III's answer: That is not a good place for you to find yourself in the next 2-weeks as fall leads into winter, and here is a short write-up to assist you with your decision, hopefully before you make your decision on your pending homelessness. Depending on where you are, som...
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To being straight up, the only real advantage of living in a shelter rather than a car is the warmth it provides, it's not all glamour like some people see it, coming from the streets i know the ends and outs and its no fun living in a shelter. Yeah they have services in some areas but the truth is those services have a lot of hoops to go through, and are pretty much all government funded. Which is cool and all but when your homeless you really are looking for a long contract, your looking to get by, rebuild yourself and be treated as a person not a number. Government programs are designed for the success rate so when you go through the programs, they get you in and out so they can say they hit their goal..
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If all of the undecided and all of those unregistered but interested in the election and all of the third party members of all of the third parties would simply for this one time all vote for Jill Stein... Jill Stein would win because that group outnumbers all of the remaining Republifascists and Dumb-o-crats put together ! ! !
 
Of course, Johnson blanked out, an honest mistake, and the media goes after him, but if it was Trump instead, it would be just another Thursday and the media would hardly mention it and if they do, they will go a long way to excuse him...
Gary Johnson put out a statement after flubbing an interview about Syria this morning: This morning, I began my day by setting aside any doubt that I’m human. Yes, I understand the dynamics of the …
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