I originally posted the following information and commentary onto my Facebook wall…
Long Nights With Little Sleep for Homeless Families Seeking Shelter:
(Nikita Stewart) On Wednesday, New York City hit a record 59,373 people in shelters overseen by the Department of Homeless Services.
There is no clearer indicator of the homelessness crisis than in the Bronx at the intake center for families with children, where on a recent Saturday morning at 7:30, Larissa Galindo had just gotten off the bus from a temporary shelter.
“We’re tired,” Ms. Galindo, 19, said, burying her face in her hands and trying to wipe the sleep and frustration from her eyes. Unique, her 1-year-old daughter, looked up from a stroller. They had left the center, known as PATH, short for Prevention Assistance and Temporary Housing, four hours earlier.
My Commentary: I didn’t think it was even possible, but the NYC family shelter system actually found a way to replace their nightmare EAU situation with something far more torturous and dehumanizing. The State continues to target the vulnerable in the name of “assistance.”