final epic on homeless lady

@Hatley (164743)
Garden Grove, California
February 9, 2013 2:06pm CST
Yesterday I looked out my window and it was raining hard.Also I noticed the beat up sofa and love seat were gone.So now I am so hoping that someone from three or four shelters and helping homeless singles agencies did pick her up.The last I saw of her she was sitting on the sofa with all her bits and pieces very apparently waiting for someone to pick her up. I d o hope it was someone from one of the calls I made. The police also had to be involved as the people who run Issiah house for singles told me to call the local non emergency police number and ask them to interview her as it seems that then if the police say shes a good candidate for Issiah house they will take her. Now I gather that tht store owners do not want people camping out behind their store.Really she had done no harm that I could see but its their store and their cast off sofas. I just hope the young woman is okay. Your take mylotters.
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• United States
9 Feb 13
I hope she's ok too Hatley and I think you did the right thing. It's so sad for some of these people and they don't know where to go. And you don't even know if she speaks English. Let's hope someone is taking care of her now so she won't be out on the streets where it's dangerous, and she'll have some food to eat. Maybe they can help her get a job too. All we can do is hope.
@Hatley (164743)
• Garden Grove, California
9 Feb 13
hi Kashmeresmycat. Yes now all I can do is hope that whoever picked her up will really help her as he looked to be in late thirties or forties at the most and walked like she was very healthy Even down and out as she was she bought food for the alley cats.God Bless her.
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@GardenGerty (96708)
• Marion, Kansas
9 Feb 13
Hatley, you did as much as you were able, and probably more than many others who are more able in other ways. I think it is a good idea to have someone evaluate the needs of a homeless person before just putting them somewhere.
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@Hatley (164743)
• Garden Grove, California
9 Feb 13
hi GardenGerty yes the police sent somoie in an unmarked cat and they talked to her but she did not get in.Then I saw she had all her belongings in sacks and sat there awaiting someone to pick her up so I am hoping it was one of the agencies for homeless singles. Issiah House e lady told me that she must be talked to by the police before they could admit her and that was done by a police woman so then someone else did pick her up so I hope its good for her and she will get help.She looked to be mid thirties to me with long black hair
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@pergammano (7755)
• Canada
9 Feb 13
I truly am proud of you, Ms. H, I know that it is not easyfor you to make calls at Gold Crest, and you really stepped up to the plate on this one! We just now have to pray, that she is cared for! But so many questions, at least to me? I am guessing that the store really haven't much jurisdiction over a couch behind a building, unless they own the lot....and they did invite the visitations by the lady, by leaving it there...albeit I am glad they did, as you stepped in like a trooper, and now we just have to pray for the best.
@Hatley (164743)
• Garden Grove, California
9 Feb 13
hi pergammano thanks I hope whoever picked her up is going to help her with shelter and food and perhaps a job too.She looked very healthy and not very old either so can work if a job is found for her Jobs here are hard to get. but if she has people helping her they will find a way.All I can do now is pray.
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• United States
9 Feb 13
Hopefully, she does have a safe place now and is getting help with her needs. If she was waiting for someone to pick her up the other day, it is entirely likely that someone from one of the agencies did pick her up and bring her to a shelter.
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@Hatley (164743)
• Garden Grove, California
9 Feb 13
hi wilson yes she seemed to be looking forward to whoeverr she was waiting for so iI hope it was from one of the agencies. I am sure she would not have gone with just anyone. I hope she now is getting help and food and shelter too.Perhaps they will also find her a job Jobs here are scarce but these agencies can often intercede.
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@BarBaraPrz (19401)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
9 Feb 13
I too hope she's ok. You did what you could, Hatley. Many wouldn't.
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@Hatley (164743)
• Garden Grove, California
9 Feb 13
Hi BarBara you see I remembered when we were made homeless andt ge help;that friends and finally the Salvation Army Hospitality house gave usnd I needed to pass it on.She looked vulnerable there and I really feared for her out alone behind a grocery store late at night. so I hope she got the help I tried to get her.
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@viju0410 (2286)
• India
11 Feb 13
HI, I'm sure all your prayers and help will definitely be answered. let's hope she reach a safer place sooner.
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@JohnRok1 (2051)
11 Feb 13
Auntie H, you've done all you can. On to the next person to help!
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@much2say (38752)
• United States
10 Feb 13
You are very kind-hearted to have reached out to save this woman. Yah, with the rain and coldness, I sure hope she was able go somewhere for shelter. I guess her story is a mystery, and she may still have a long road ahead of her, but perhaps wherever she has been taken to the place can help her to get back on track. Hopefully her story will continue on on a more positive note from now on . . .
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@blue65packer (11835)
• United States
9 Feb 13
Miss negative hear. I do hope this woman gets the help she needs. I just hope there is not all that darn red tape to come and bit this situation in the butt. I hear and see to many stories of people who need help but don't get when they try to get it! Then there are the people who can wait for help by get it right away anyway! Then there are the scam artists! Lets hope this story has an happy ending!
@marguicha (90619)
• Chile
10 Feb 13
I hope this young lady will be helped where she was taken. It seems so terrible that there is no job or shelter for some people in countries where some other people are much too rich. I am very angry about this situation in my own country and thank that our climate is not harsh. I can even plan veggies in Winter in my backyard. I do hope that above all, she will be able to put herself together with a decent job. That`s what we all want and need.
@allknowing (61845)
• India
10 Feb 13
You know marguicha I am depressed to hear about this too. For us Indians USA and poverty never go together and to think that even here in myLot there are some who call themselves poor. When I was holidaying in the US a few years ago, I was eating at a place and there I saw how food was thrown in bins. And now the situation has become reverse. I hope and pray that all those who have to go through this inadequacy will soon get over it and the US will once again be what it was the way we Indians believed. I have several family members there mostly computer specialists and they are all doing well.
@saundyl (9690)
• Canada
10 Feb 13
I hope she is ok as well! I hope that help was offered and that she accepted the help that was offered. Sometimes people end up worse off when they are too proud to ask for or accept help. I'm so glad you tried to get help for her! Many would assume someone else called already or she didn't want help.
@julyteen (13259)
• Davao, Philippines
10 Feb 13
Why those furniture was gone granny? Somebody took it from the store? We are lucky, yesterday the rain started few minutes after we arrived home from our shop. I drive my motorcycle very fast so the rain cannot wet us
@vandana7 (62543)
• India
10 Feb 13
Yes, I hope so too.. But honestly, I doubt it. I dont want to disappoint you. I doubt if anybody would have taken her in. Costs do increase when everybody is trying to bring them down. I think she has merely been shifted to another location.
@celticeagle (117267)
• Boise, Idaho
10 Feb 13
And you are sure she was homeless? I hope she is okay too. Good of you to take the time to make these phone calls on her behalf. So many wouldn't.
@suspenseful (40316)
• Canada
10 Feb 13
I hope that she has found a place to stay at the Isaiah house. It must be hard on those who have lost their jobs and are now on the street. There must be a lot of that going on. Maybe she will find a job but I guess she will need a permanent address for that to happen.
• United States
10 Feb 13
I hope they picked her up as well and would find a way to let you know how she made out too. they have homeless people all over ny. I never forget this one ot day this lady came to my job looking for a place to sleep. I prayed about it and was a waitress and asked tony to make her a free plate. I took her home that day and cleaned her up. she was living with me for about a month. and one day she was gone and never returned. she did write me a letter to tell me that she found a room in white plains at the ymca. then she told me how if i had not taken her home with me she would have killed herself. she had struggled to find a shelter and job without any luck. welfare paid her rent for the room
@blackrusty (3532)
• Mexico
10 Feb 13
i do hope she is ok and as we all now we are a single pay check from being like that welcome to the world
@allknowing (61845)
• India
10 Feb 13
It is strange that she has been out there for so many days. Even without your intervention some authority should have taken care of her. Wonder what her life story is. May be she comes from a good family, may be she is educated, may be she had her own house - several 'may be's' Hatley!
@Cutie18f (9564)
• Philippines
9 Feb 13
How old could she be? That is a very sad situation. In our country, we see a lot of people sleeping in the streets, it's so sad our government is not doing anything about this.
@bunnybon7 (35528)
• Holiday, Florida
9 Feb 13
your a very kind sweet person patsie and im sure you did all you could for her. most likely you helped her a lot. glad you are my friend. now you can stop worrying over her