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Police Officer Providing Shoes

 
 
gollum
 
Reply Sun 2 Dec, 2012 06:33 am
Recently a New York police officer provided shoes to a homeless person. In absence of the kindhearted policeman, is there a government agency that would have provided for the homeless man?
 
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Sun 2 Dec, 2012 08:34 am
@gollum,
http://www.nyc.gov/html/hra/html/home/home.shtml
http://www.benefits.gov/

None of these government programs work if the person in question refuses to apply for them because of preexisting mental disorders keeps them from trusting the source. Or if the person refuses to get help for a preexisting drug problem.
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PUNKEY
 
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Reply Sun 2 Dec, 2012 08:45 am
Tsars is right.

I ran a non profit for 10 years. You'd be surprised at the "self-obstacles" people have in order not to make changes. Many times, its drug and/or alcohol issues and people work very hard to protect their lifestyle, dysfunctional as it is. Untreated mental illness also contributes.

There's a good chance that if the police officer returned the next day, the shoes would have been stolen, sold or bartered away.
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