Monday, November 14, 2011

Homeless Hell, Albuquerque

Only last Wednesday I became homeless.
The city of Albuquerque, in order to "save money", replaced myself and 12 other employees with inmates from the Bernalillo County jail, and layed us all off.
It is, to put it mildly, disgraceful the lives that homeless people are forced to live in to survive.
Most of the year they are forced to live on the streets as the city has no shelters at all.
There are 3 private shelters, Joy Junction, where the homeless are required to sleep on thin "mats" on the floor.
Women and children sleeping on the floor, the heat is so inadequate that although no one freezes to death there, they suffer.
There are far more homeless people than shelter space, so many of the homeless in Albuquerque sleep, in the winter months, on the sidewalk, with only a thin blanket keeping them alive in their misery.

This will be continued as often as I am able to get to the library to work on the articles.
If you continue reading, be prepared to learn of the horrors the homeless in Albuquerque face every day.

And learn who the homelss are.

This is a real nightmare, in the richest country in the world people live like refugees from Sudan...