Protect homeless |

Protect homeless

My friend died in February, just short of a year of living homeless. A quadruple bypass started the downward spiral. Less than optimal recovery led to unemployment, and loss of medical insurance (but the medical expenses continued). He might have been able to hang on with his monthly disability had his life partner’s lymphoma not resurfaced. Over time, they held garage sales and sold their home and the partner died. Others helped as they could. My friend slept on floors and in shelters and thanked those who provided meals and shelter when the rains came. He was mugged and beaten twice. Fortunately, he was with a friend who offered shelter when he “gave up the ghost.” I miss him.

Mr. Enos, as someone involved with children on a daily basis, I am extremely concerned with their safety and well-being. Organize your neighbors so that no child is required to walk alone to or from school, a lonely experience at best. Watch over them and protect them, but please, do not put the responsibility of protecting them on the shoulders of the homeless who are often as vulnerable as those you purport to protect.

Danita D. Sorenson

Nevada City

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