Been working on finding somewhere to house my son. We can no longer live with him and his addictions. I feel like a traitor making phone calls to find him somewhere else to live. What kind of monster have I become? Our hearts are breaking today and I am unable to stop crying. Today he is telling me he hasn’t been drinking, or it hasn’t been much. Totally different story from just a few days ago where he admitted to drinking/using. He clings to his mental illness like a shield against anything he can’t deal with. And right now he can’t deal with anything.
I found most shelters are full, most cannot adequately support someone with problems like mental illness and addiction. I think I called 20 places, but didn’t really find out anything I didn’t know before. I did find a few places that sounded like they might be able to help, but I can’t really get any info. Son would have to call and/or apply in person. Something I don’t think he’s willing to do. Not to mention I’d have to give him my phone. Do I give him my phone? Or would he just call and beg to come home?
I called to see about getting him on Section 8 housing. Nope. The program is not taking new applicants. According to their website, it hasn’t since 2012! So financial assistance for housing is out. Permanently, apparently. I was quoted with the cost for detox: $5000. I can’t get him in sober housing until he’s clean. I can’t get him to detox
Why is there no public rehab? Why don’t we help the helpless? Just as with all societies we are biased against the mentally ill and addicts. Just like LGBTQ are finally being accepted, but we had to work for that. We had to change the rules when we become aware enough to know that such behavior is inhumane. It took 200 years for the whites in this country to realize the value of making men equal. It took thousands before we grew as a nation to recognize how wrong the Straight world was wrong. We can change. We can give people dignity despite their circumstances. We can treat all people, well, like people.
What is wrong with this country? I know what’s wrong with it now: we’re lead by an imbecile, but he’s only making things worse. Not defending him, but he has not been involved in any of these governmental programs. Until now.
I just saw Elizabeth Warren talking about the Trump budget. She only mentioned one item: cutting $11 Billion from education. Art programs-gone. Music-gone. They’ve even taken away funding for Phys Ed. No teacher training, no new teachers, no more books no more computers. So we will continue to have a completely ignorant population. I pay taxes to ensure proper education! It’s tax fraud for them not to use that money appropriately!
Can you imagine what cuts will be made to public programs like Welfare, Social Security, etc. All programs my tax money pays for! Or is supposed to.
Impeach the fucker all ready. We will deal with Pence later.