Identify Society Homeless 366 4/17/2024 Day 200, Wednesday, Humanity’s hand in Nature

4/17/2024 Day 200, Wednesday, Humanity’s hand in Nature

6:00 a.m. I woke up in the tent. I loafed around for a bit and then I got ready and headed to work around 8:00 a.m.

The Outreach team arrived at the shelter at 9:00 a.m. We headed over to the faith-based day shelter, where I began to do coordinated entries into the rapid rehousing system for a couple. I also talked to David about helping him find case managers that can help with getting access to some of his identification he had lost.

At 10:30 I met with a friend of mine that works in addiction treatment to help us with outreach. We went to the bridge and along the river met up with Christopher and we let him know that we will be doing rapid rehousing referrals on Friday on our office day. 

We also stopped by and spoke with Jess and Pedro. They have been asked to move their tent by the police which they plan on doing today. We also let them know that we would do rapid rehousing referrals for them on Friday if they came by The shelter 

The Outreach team drove back to the faith-based homeless day shelter where I did a coordinated entry into the rapid rehousing system with three homeless people. When the faith-based homeless day shelter closed down we came back to the shelter. 

At around 2:30 p.m. The Outreach team took sandwiches, socks, and drinks and little bags full of supplies to bring to the people that live along the river near the bridge. We handed out all the sandwiches and drinks and bags to the people that were living there. 

Around 3:30 the outreach team came back to the office and worked on getting the mobile printer up and running with my boss, the shelter Director. I took a call from a recovery navigator that has access to different programming that requires clinical referrals. Hopefully I will work with them in the future. I left work around 5:00 p.m.

I began to feel really sick when I was at work. I felt it in my throat. I went to the library to work on a computer that I got at my father’s house in Arizona. It was an old Dell but it was a really nice piece of equipment. It’s an HP pavilion. It just has an older windows version on it. I think the computer is from 2011. It belonged to my father’s ex-fiance who had passed away. I spent some time at the library trying to figure out how to access the internet so that I could download a newer version of Windows onto the computer.

Around 7:30 p.m. I walked over to The Movement Family dinner. TMF is a great organization that feeds the homeless and other people in Lawrence every Wednesday night. 

After the dinner I went back to my tent and went to sleep.

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