Today at the Samaritan House... (I will try to do this more often.) There are 43 in the Shelter (including 7 children), 16 in the Transitional Housing and 38 people in the apartments. All apartments and beds are full and spoken for. Some of the people we are serving include:
- A family who worked driving long-haul trucks homeless now as a result of high gas prices. With not much for a profit margin it became more and more difficult to have a successful budget. (I think the recession is real, but that would be an entirely separate blog.)
- A single mother with a baby in Hospice. How would you handle the end of a relationship, looking for work and the impending death of your baby?
- A single gentleman with increasingly worse Cerebral Palsy.
- 9 individuals or families who are victims of domestic violence.
- 3 Homeless Veterans wrestling with lingering PTSD from. Two served in Vietnam and one served in the Gulf War.