Homeless & forgotten
May 04, 2021 | 3769 views | 0 0 comments | 368 368 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Dear Editor

I’m a veteran and have been homeless for almost two years. My patience has run out.

I have been in numerous shelters during those two years. At present, I’m at a shelter at 22 Sumner Place for the elderly. All day we just sit in our room. There are no programs to entertain us.

The staff wishes to help us, bu the higher-ups do not give the staff funds to purchase things to keep our minds active.

Other shelters get the funds to keep their clients happy. They go to the movies or they go bowling.

They also have people who work there to find permanent housing quickly. At my current shelter, there is only one person to help find housing for over 100 residents. There are people here who have been waiting for housing for over a year.

I feel like they just want us to die here.

Many of us at the shelter are veterans. We stood up when we were called to defend this country with our lives. Now people write about the issues facing veterans, but there is no action from the government.

Sincerely,

Bartram Dalney

Williamsburg
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