Army of Mom

So this is how liberty dies ... with thunderous applause.


What do you think?

Maybe I'm too judgmental, but this story just doesn't seem right. This woman was evicted from her apartment and couldn't find room at the homeless shelter, so she moves into a storage unit. Ok, I can see that - but she has FOUR children and this unit has no water or bathroom facilities in it. She took her two oldest kids to school and left a 4-year-old and 5-year-old alone locked in this storage unit while she went to work.

I guess I should be glad she is working and not sucking off the government tit, but aren't welfare and social services designed to help people like her? Shouldn't the homeless shelter social worker have made some effort to call a church or find someone who could help her? I thank God every day that I have friends and family that would not let this happen to me. Must be sad, but still doesn't excuse leaving two little kids alone in a cold, dark and probably unsanitary storage shelter.


  • At 4:20 PM, November 22, 2004, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Yes, there are services for her, it's just a matter of her knowing about them! I just finished an internship with CPS (*sigh*) and I've learned a lot of resources for cases like that, but sad thing is...people don't know about them, and unless they get involved with CPS, or other agencies of the like, they will probably not know about them. Fact is, the homeless shelter should have helped her! I wish there were a way to minimize that stuff (as I'm sure you do too) or educate people enough so they know where to go if and when this happens.

  • At 4:21 PM, November 22, 2004, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    That was me...Erica, sorry!

  • At 6:51 AM, November 23, 2004, Blogger Army of Mom said…

    What is truly a shame is the fact that many people know how to milk the system and people like this woman don't have a clue where to turn. But, it just seems obvious to me (but I tend to think I'm smarter than the average homosapien, too) would know to ask the shelter staff for help in where else she can turn and - this is the big AND - go to a church if you have nowhere else to turn. I don't know of ANY church that will turn someone away who seems to genuinely need help.


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