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1monster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-21-10 02:44 PM
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28. If all the bars and vault doors and prison locks were removed,
Edited on Sat Aug-21-10 02:51 PM by 1monster
and an effort made to add some comfort and pleasant decor, the former prison might make a great homeless shelter/training center. They could make singles areas and families areas.

It would cost some money to transform, but probably not nearly as much to build a new homeless center (and probably impossible to get the funding for building one).

I don't think that needing "welfare" should force one into a "welfare dorm." If the homeless already have a home or choose to live outside said dorm, then the homeless should not be forced to live in said dorm.

Definitely, the homeless center should try to get employment for those needing the services of a homeless shelter, and provide not only training to help them get jobs, but also teach them how to handle money and expenses with a large portion of any wages made while in the shelter being put into individual bank account to help the homeless to get a home again. And to offer the education the homeless need to be successful. There are plenty of people who would volunteer to teach/train/etc., (teachers and others could be given incentives to teach by having their student loans reduced by the amount of time spent volunteering or other incentives for those who do not need to pay off student loans).

I don't care what building is converted to that kind program.

But the idea of forcing "welfare" recipients to live in an atmosphere of either perceived or acutual imprisonment is beneath consideration and contempt.
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