ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Even though I am homeless, I am still human

Updated on February 14, 2016
Source
Source

I am still human

And as the rain poured, the ambassadors stayed there until I removed my bedding. They watched as I started walking in the pouring rain, then they laughed. Not really caring that I had no place to go at that time of morning. "Atlanta a city too busy to hate" this is their motto. Atlanta hates and harasses their homeless. The homeless are made to feel like they should not exist, "don't sit here, you can't go there". I was once told that unless I bought a cup of coffee, I could not sit in their precious mall. Although I carried myself with pride and dressed appropriately, the security guards automatically assumed that I am homeless. To answer your question, should you relocate to Atlanta? the answer is No. Only people with six-figures in their bank account will benefit from living here. Atlanta is the worst possible place in the United States to start over, unemployment rate is 6.3 while N. Dakota's unemployment rate is 2.8. Services for the homeless are spread throughout the city, therefore the homeless have to walk and walk and walk. Why not put everything they need in one building?

Atlanta's appearance is superficial. They spend millions of dollars on meaningless toys such as a street car that goes from no where to no where. Atlanta should provided affordable housing for the people who are suffering in the streets. Atlanta is making it hard for those people who don't have money, they would rather give a one-way bus ticket out of their fair city ( courtesy of Travelers Aid) than help a homeless person come up all the way up. The homeless need more than peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, they need total support. And, the homeless can't be put in the same category either. There are people who are homeless who are on drugs/alcohol, mental issues, veterans waiting on the VA checks, the elderly waiting on their SSI checks. Then, there are those who simply lost their jobs/homes. The support should be as follows: 1. Housing 2. Food 3. Clothes....these are the basic needs of most people. Once these needs are met, then everything else falls in place. The City of Atlanta and the people who run these so called ministries serve food to the homeless and think that it solves the problem. No, Housing is the main problem.

If the City of Atlanta wants to improve its appearance and get the homeless off the streets, then fix the real problem. I came to Atlanta when I was fifteen and was so impressed I told myself that I would come back and live as an adult. I came back in 1984 as an adult and saw businesses and people were prospering. Now, its more like a concentration camp; a guarded compound for members of ethnic minorities. There are a lot of homeless people with degrees on the streets. Currently Atlanta has 5,600 homeless people. Atlanta's homeless will continue to increase until minimum wage is raised to $15/hr. Atlanta no longer impresses me but vexes me, it is truly the dirty south! Why can't I be treated like the human being that I am? I could use your help, please go to my website and give your support. https://www.youcaring.com/gwen-todd-474759, help me to help others. Thank you.


Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    No comments yet.

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)