I met her at SOS. She works for the county. She seeks out veterans who are homeless or need assistance and tries to help them. She is honest about her failures. “The system” is pretty messed up, as most of us know. Still, I like her and will let her have a crack at helping me. What I am mainly interested in is medication services (I could use an asthma inhaler since Primatene Mist is no longer sold over the counter, thanks to the environmentalists) and maybe even housing. The housing thing may not be right for me. It sounds like I would have to live in the GHETTO. I would rather be “homeless” in my semi-affluent area than housed in the Ghetto. I think it’s dangerous for a White woman to live alone in certain areas. I’ve done it before and lived through it but why keep taking chances?
One of the things I like about this lady is she was homeless for 5 or 6 years so she “gets it”. She doesn’t look at me with pity. She treats me very normally. I even told her a dream I have for growing my little business some day. I never expected to feel comfortable enough with a government paid worker to talk about this with them. She was so supportive. She says the VA has special business loans for Veterans.
I also like her because she chases down vets who aren’t asking for help. She finds them on the street and in the bushes and under bridges. She understands why vets stop trying to get help. It’s because it’s so darned frustrating. Unless you are very strong and patient, you really need someone knowledgeable that cares to help you navigate the system. I hope she will be that person for me. I don’t feel entitled to help BUT if help is being given, in my opinion, I’m one of the better candidates to receive it. I’m not saying I’m perfect. If I want to reach certain goals, I’m going to have to grow. A LOT. I’m still really uncomfortable at the gym for goodness’ sake! I’m going to have to push through a lot of fears if I want to have a thriving business.
I feel ready. I hope this Angel can help me. The drug addicts/alcoholics have their angel. Maybe I can get a break too.