Max’s Journal 5/20/2014

From two years ago, and just as relevant today in re the homeless shelter / services industry in Boulder, CO.

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By Max R. Weller

I’m not sure what point the author of this letter-to-the-editor of the Daily Camera is attempting to make. My online comment is copied below:

I feel like going for 100 thumbs down today! Here goes:

The only difference between a humble beggar like me and the folks soliciting donations to Bridge House and Boulder Shelter for the Homeless is the amount of money taken in; I manage to barely scrape by and they rake in millions of $$$. The “nonprofits” are NOT morally superior in any way . . .

How about the City of Boulder doing a performance audit of the nonprofits to determine what positive long-term benefits are obtained by spending these millions of $$$? Has any homeless person’s life been changed for the better through so-called transitional living or permanent supportive care programs, and are they still up to society’s standards after 5…

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