Seven Homeless People Have Died Around Indiana University During the Last Eight Months!!!!!!!
Practical Ignorance – Time Travel – Climate Change – Chronic JJtlag –
Yeoman Efforts of the Bloomington Christian Church’s Association –
and “Fat-on-the-Brain” Political Issues.
For almost six years, research and life experiences have been appreciated amongst the homeless populations along the Pacific Coast and the Midwest. As a footnote, this humorist/historian buff joined the Menlo Park Presbyterian Church’s Heart for the Homeless Committee in 2005.
People have been dying in the Monroe County, Indiana area who were homeless without adequate medical services, dentistry, humane sleeping quarters, suitable mental health services, and eating a poor diet of donated food. Two men have died on the streets in February 2013. Five other men passed away during the last half of 2012!
The local and state government of the formerly great state of Indiana [8 years of Republican Governor and Current Purdue University President Mitch Daniels’ ‘leadership’ followed by last November’s “Red State” election of the now “Tea Party drinking” Governor Republicano Mike Pence.] have only made conditions within the city limits of the capital Indianapolis and the Big Ten college town of Bloomington WORSE.
Indiana ranks either 46th or 47th when compared to the status of public health success among all the United States. If I was their teacher, I’d grade the population’s access to medical, mental, and dental care may rate a “D” on their report card.
Citizens in housing transition have encountered enormous obstacles and delays and red-tape.
Fortunately, over twelve (12) Christian denominations have been doing the best they can to help the homeless, unemployed, senior citizens, temporary and lont-term disabled, veterans, children, pregnant mothers, and many others every day of the week – 365 days each year!
Too many county and township governments are not helping those in need. Thus good Christians are picking up the slack – stepping up to the plate – probably saving souls as well as one’s dignity.
R-E-S-P-E-C-T by the general public in town is not typically broadcast toward the disadvantaged and homeless bums.
State tax dollars and many federal grants are very, very important. More proficient grant writers are needed by non-profits, job career counselors, soup kitchens, senior and community or congregational centers, medical assistance (like the Hoosier Food Bank near Bloomington, Indiana), and access to public transportation.
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