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    Day shelter for homeless.

    Not sure if this is the correct spot for this post. Mods, fell free to move it.

    I'm at work in camp and I'm having a text conversation with my girlfriend. I ask what she is doing tonight. She responds, Helping a friend who volunteers cleaning at a day shelter. I ask, why is it in need of cleaning. The answer, lack of resources. Couldn't the people who use the shelter clean it, as a kind of earn your keep deal, I ask. She said, who, the homeless drug addicts? Yes, could they not push a broom while being high, I enquired. I'm told this is not the purpose of the place so I ask what it the purpose of it. Here is the response.

    The purpose of ******** is to meet the needs of homeless people that other organizations are not able to meet. A warm place. A friendly smile. A meal. A hot drink. A place to shower. A place to do laundry. A place for them to feel human and like someone cares.

    I want to know if I'm way off base wondering why, when provided with this facility, they, the users, can't be asked to put a bit of energy into maintaining it for the privilege of using it.

    Opinions please.

    (BTW I dropped the subject with the gf before I got this far. I'm not a total idiot.)

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    If they were smart enough to give a damn and look after the place they eat & sleep, they wouldn't be homeless drug addicts?

    Hey, it's just like camp, they feed yea, clean your room, take care of the bathroom and showers for ya.
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    Ungrateful, selfish, lazy bastards; that's my opinion.

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    Agree 100%.
    Why couldn't the purpose of ********* be to get people a bit of their dignity and pride back through honest labour?
    Good call dropping the subject.
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    That shelter needs some methamphetamine addicts.

    Them tweakers can clean.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Strewth View Post
    Why couldn't the purpose of ********* be to get people a bit of their dignity and pride back through honest labour?
    This would have been my exact point if I had decided to continue the discussion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lone-wolf View Post
    Hey, it's just like camp, they feed yea, clean your room, take care of the bathroom and showers for ya.
    Not at all the same. Camp is paid for by my employer because of the service I provide them.

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    I don't get why they can't pitch in. Even simple stuff...

    Maybe there's some "liability" with it in today's ambulance chasing society...

    Maybe I don't get it because I never tried drugs and don't understand what they really do to a person.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tactical72 View Post
    Not at all the same. Camp is paid for by my employer because of the service I provide them.
    You both end up with pretty much the same experience, of course you actually earn the privilege, and the people who have to clean up are paid decently.
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    Do they bend over for you to wipe their asses?

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