See Bridge House Severe Weather Shelter Info here.
Hotline: (303) 605-8919
Homeless Solutions for Boulder County Program Info here.
Words to the wise:
Winters here in Colorado are no joke, and not many transients without any ties to Boulder County are prepared with the proper camping gear, winter clothing and boots, sober and respectful mindset, and common sense to seek campsites off the beaten path. The best thing for these folks is to move to a warmer clime for the duration of the cold season, which can last through April.
BRW member Shawn Schwartz
Shawn Schwartz: “I hope Darren O’Conner loses everything, and has to live homeless, because he is a pos. I hope someone slanders his name the way mine was slandered. I hope his family treats him like garbage and I hope people do to him all of the things that I have to endure. The man is a mouse. May he rest in pieces after a long painful life in the cold without his loved ones.”
And we can’t forget the creepy vagabonds who do their best to reinforce the negative stereotypes all homeless people have to overcome:
It can be hard to do, but we must try to remember that the bad actors are a small minority of all homeless people . . . Unfortunately, they are high-profile in the public eye and self-styled progressives in positions of authority are all too often unwilling to confront them.
It’s NOT only the crooked NYC mayor . . .
The entire homeless shelter / services industry across America, consisting of government agencies and private nonprofits funded by both public and private sources, operates by the creed of More Homeless People = More Money. There is NO incentive to “end homelessness” and put themselves out of business; quite the contrary!
Perhaps it would be better to simply give the homeless a monthly grant, then let them sink or swim on their own.
The army of social workers, case managers, counselors of all sorts, and other do-gooders on the payroll can find honest employment — let them also sink or swim on their own.