Tag Archives: Boulder Shelter for the Homeless

RTD bus driver allows runaway bus to crash in vicinity of Boulder Shelter for the Homeless

Too bad this SKIP didn’t run over the child molesters who live at BSH alongside adult survivors of sex crimes.


Leftovers from school lunches turned into takeout meals for kids

It occurs to me that the same thing might be done with leftovers from Boulder Shelter for the Homeless and other venues that serve hot meals to the homeless in need; pass out packaged leftovers to-go as clients leave the facility in the morning, so they will have a lunch to eat later and there will be much less waste overall.

Although I rarely ate anything at BSH when I went there for a shower every morning, I couldn’t help but notice how much food was ending up in the trash barrel as breakfast trays were turned in to the dishwashers. Same thing, no doubt, with dinner trays the night before (although I stayed outdoors at night and didn’t actually see it myself).

Spread that amount of food out over the course of the day, by providing packaged leftovers, and it would be better for everyone.

I daresay the current leadership at BSH couldn’t care less about any minor point like this, but dozens of minor points being mishandled adds up to a major FUBAR mess.


Don’t be so fast to donate to nonprofits like Bridge House

Bridge House remains committed to the FAILED policy of multi-million dollar projects to benefit a small percentage of homeless people on the streets, and hundreds are left out in the cold. Worse still, many of those who enter their Ready to Work program simply return to the streets and don’t gain stable housing for any appreciable length of time.

Boulder Shelter for the Homeless runs the same sort of a scam, with the added twist that some chronic alcoholics in the 1175 Lee Hill Housing First program die of alcohol-related causes in their $250,000+ apartments, because sobriety is NOT required and they are allowed to drink in their rooms.

It’s a travesty of compassion . . . And Joe ain’t smart enough to realize it.


Emergency shelters below capacity for ‘bomb cyclone’ on Wednesday night

According to the Daily Camera report:

Wednesday night, 148 people stayed at Boulder Shelter for the Homeless, and 133 people stayed at Bridge House’s facility. No one was turned away, city spokesman Zach McGee said.

Maybe homeless people on the streets in Boulder are better preparing themselves to survive outdoors than most of us thought. If so, this is great news! However, there must still be homeless shelter / services available on a walk-up basis in wintertime for those who may only just have arrived.

The idea of requiring transients, who by definition are drifters, to go through Coordinated Entry before they can have access to a bunk, a shower, and a hot meal is plain silly. Instead of trying to coerce them into a program leading to subsidized housing that most will leave in a short time, help them move on down the road with bus tickets on RTD to Denver or Greyhound tickets back to their home states.

You might also point out to the Marijuana Travelers that they can buy weed cheaper back home, even if illegal, and there’s a good chance it will be bootleg weed grown in Colorado.

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I don’t like Boulder Shelter’s leadership either, but Redstone and O’Connor are a joke

I can’t see their Guest Opinion because of the Daily Camera’s paywall, but I’ll bet the authors of this commentary are once again lamenting the self-inflicted suffering of the worst-behaved transients. You know, the ones who are a small minority of all homeless men and women now in Boulder County, but commit a disproportionate amount of crimes (ranging from illegal camping to murder) and consume the bulk of available resources.

Far be it from me to defend the indefensible conduct of the executive director and board members at Boulder Shelter for the Homeless. Perhaps the most evil policy they have is accepting registered sex offenders into their worthless program, and forcing the adult survivors of sex crimes to live with them under the same roof. And BSH may be the only homeless shelter in the country doing this.

That brings me to this reminder about Joy Eckstine Redstone:

Joy Eckstine (L) and convicted rapist Jim Budd (R).

Mr. Budd is currently serving a lengthy sentence in Colorado DOC, and it should be noted that his victim was a volunteer at the now-defunct Carriage House when Ms. Eckstine was executive director. The victim is an acquaintance of mine, and she once remarked to me that she’d never received the least bit of sympathy or support from Ms. Eckstine, who once dated Mr. Budd. (Draw you own conclusion.)

As to Darren O’Connor, we can be thankful he’s NOT a violent criminal. However, he’s another self-styled homeless advocate who knows nothing about the subject, and a Media Whore as well.

As the old saying goes, and I thought of it when I saw the headline of this commentary blasting the leadership of our local homeless shelter:

Joy Redstone and Darren O’Connor: Homeless shelter suffers from flawed leadership

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