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    "Are there no prisons? Are there no workhouses?'

  • I guess the new strategy is the same as the old one: get all the homeless you can off the street and let the rest starve. The goal of ending homelessness is not necessarily compatible with the goal of helping the homeless.
  • "InnVision/Shelter Network really prides ourselves on running our organization like a business," said Maria Duzon, the organization's marketing director. "We have a service model that works like a science if you have enough staff and focused services. We are committed to using metrics-based, research-based practices to do the best by our donors and clients."

    There's your problem. Charities aren't really supposed to run like buisness.
  • San Jose feeding program made homeless by another homeless program


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    seen fleeing the scene
  • So a better equipped organization who's vision is to teach the man to fish rather then continuously hand him a fish wants to move in. I'm okay with that.
  • We had a guy in town who had the brilliant idea of renting like a hundred units in a mini-storage place, and then charging homeless people $5 a night to sleep there. Eventually the city's code enforcement department shut his operation down.
  • CEO, Karae Lisle bad
    Mike Fox Jr., CEO of Goodwill of Silicon Valley good
  • This reminds me of that time Jimmy Buffet sued a "Save the Manatees" group out of existence because he wanted his to be "the one".
  • mat catastrophe: This reminds me of that time Jimmy Buffet sued a "Save the Manatees" group out of existence because he wanted his to be "the one".


    Jimmy Buffet doesn't live in Key West, anymore
  • BumpInTheNight: So a better equipped organization who's vision is to teach the man to fish rather then continuously hand him a fish wants to move in. I'm okay with that.


    This. It sounds like the displaced organization was run by liberals who want to continue to "feel good" about giving people food and the displacing organization is run by conservatives who want to help move the homeless out of being homeless. A hand out vs. a hand up. How dare they try to help people!
  • Silly Jesus: [www.strangepolitics.com image 491x363]


    I was gonna snark you for the pathetic attempt to drag this towards the abyss of the politics tab... but the first heading/image in your profile is making me lol hard :P
  • If you rat on the InnVision/Shelter, you'll be lucky to find your toenails. These guys are the roughest of all the charities.

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  • BumpInTheNight: I was gonna snark you for the pathetic attempt to drag this towards the abyss of the politics tab... but the first heading/image in your profile is making me lol hard :P


    I'm trying to figure out if his profile is just more trolling or if he's serious - he sounds like me but then again I don't scream for attention like an angry baby in every thread.
  • See, this is why government needs to get out of the compassion business. Clearly, the NGOs have things well in hand.
  • "We packed up the kitchen today and it was really sad" said one volunteer, "we had ten thousand spoons but couldn't find any damn knives!"
  • real_headhoncho: That is just sad.


    Read the whole thing, it actually has a happy ending.

    Everyone likes those.
  • This is unacceptable! Who do these people think they are trying to give the homeless marketable skills? Don't they know that the jobs market is tighter than a virgin's ? I don't need more bloody competition out there!

    /that being said, this is how you help the homeless.
  • Darth_Lukecash: "InnVision/Shelter Network really prides ourselves on running our organization like a business," said Maria Duzon, the organization's marketing director. "We have a service model that works like a science if you have enough staff and focused services. We are committed to using metrics-based, research-based practices to do the best by our donors and clients."

    There's your problem. Charities aren't really supposed to run like buisness.


    The MBAs have ruined all the good businesses out there, it was only natural for them to go cannibalize a new prey.
  • "Build a man a fire, and he'll be warm for a day. Set a man on fire, and he'll be warm for the rest of his life."

    --Terry Pratchett

    Bureaucracy and competition among charities? SHOCKING.

    And yes, you do want to run a charity like a business to maximize efficiency and minimize overhead costs.
  • Silly Jesus: [www.strangepolitics.com image 491x363]


    We do not "give" unemployment checks... you pay for unemployment insurance out of each and every paycheck. I'm tired of the GOP trying to further the logic that expecting something that you paid for is somehow unreasonable, irrational, or greedy. When I give the cashier at the grocery store my money, I'm entitled to the food in my cart... when I give the government money for insurance, whether SSI, Medicare, or unemployment, you damn well better believe that I'm entitled to what I paid for. I'm tired of you dirtbags trying to give working class people a bad name just because they expect the government to do something useful with their money instead of frittering it away on cronies, defense contractors, and the already rich.
  • chaosweaver: This is unacceptable! Who do these people think they are trying to give the homeless marketable skills? Don't they know that the jobs market is tighter than a virgin's ? I don't need more bloody competition out there!

    /that being said, this is how you help the homeless.


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  • Lisle called the San Mateo theory a "cheap shot," noting that she had spent three days last week in San Jose. "This has been a very difficult entrance into the community," she said, "having someone call me out."

    Well, you know everything you need to know then about San Jose homeless. Three days.
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