I've happened to visit these respites
time after time to get a break from
a lot of personal pain.
Luckily I do have a place to live. (funny I never thought I'd say that.)
I see many "people" I don't know it seems like they come from shelters, are former drug users, have boyfriends in jail, etc.
One girl was "kicked out" today...because her stay was up. She seems like a nice girl. She likes to sing and she's a pretty 24 yr old. She said she was attacked by a man sexually at a shelter and that's where she has to go back to.
I've heard and seen many such cases over time.
It is coping with the pain and becoming productive enough to live independently that opens the doors to a better life. But that is just an opinion.
No one really forgets all the bad stuff in their lives. They just find ways to live with it.
I was worried about her, but I know I myself cannot offer her help w/ housing, I can't have a person who uses drugs or has these kinds of problems in my home.
I wish her the best .
I think what you said is on the money about people like that who need to improve to be stable enough to live on their own.
by kmackey327 years ago
I have the best job in the world. I make ok money but the people there cloth me, feed me and are always willing to help when I'm in trouble!!! I am a CNA and I am supose to be the one helping everyone else....
by kimberlyslyrics5 years ago
In my experience, before I got clean dozens of rehabs kept me clean during the 30 days there.I take responsibility to say I was there to get out of some kind of trouble, but I wonder how many are?I did not stay clean...
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