When I divorced and lost my job and was evicted several years ago, my son and I ended up in a shelter for a few months. I admit, my opinion of shelter people was of dirty bums and winos, but I couldn't have been further from the truth! When we got there, there were whole families going through the same thing; loss of job, or divorce and it was just sad. The facility was clean, the food was good, the routine was easy. There were classes to take: Parenting, Hygiene, and even classes to help you advance in the workforce.
Admittedly, I'm a much better person for having seen this side of life...It was definitely an interesting time in my life.
Have you ever been in a shelter and what was the circumstance?
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When I was little, my family had to go to a shelter. It was my parents, brothers and myself. We went there because our house caught on fire and everything was destroyed. We had nothing and no where to go. The shelter was strict and was not like most shelters. Most of the people were great, but we did find some of the "typical" shelter people. The ones you hear about all the time, the drunks, abusers. This is why I am not as judgemental as my DH.
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