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Saturday, September 22, 2012

"Where I Did NOT Spend My Summer Vacation............................"

Good Evening;
This is a copy of a letter sent to the editor of the Baltimore City Paper
from a resident at Baltimore's Code Blue Homeless Shelter:

---------- Forwarded message ----------
Date: Wed, Sep 19, 2012 at 10:50 AM
Subject: Letter to the Editor SHELTER CLIENTS TREATED LIKE JAIL PRISONERS
To: 
letters@citypaper.com

APRIL LOVELL
CODE BLUE SHELTER
BALTIMORE, MD

CODE BLUE SHELTER PROBLEMS

Comments: FROM APRIL LOVELL AND
APPROX 100 RESIDENTS STAYING AT SHELTER.

WE ARE WRITING IN REGARDS TO THE

CODE BLUE SHELTER

HARRY AND JENETTE WEINBERG FOUNDATION.

LOCATED AT

620 FALLSWAY, BALTIMORE MARYLAND 21202


THE COMPANY RUNNING THE SHELTER IS CALLED     (JHR)



THE CONDITIONS ARE UNBEARABLE, FOOD & MEALS ARE LIMITED TO CERAL IN THE MORNING EVERY DAY AND NOTHING ELSE, NO LUNCH,

AND A SMALL BAD TASTING FROZEN TV DINNER IN THE EVENING.



RULE AND REGULATIONS CHANGE FROM DAY TO DAY AND A PERSON WHO DOES FINDS A JOB AND GETS

OFF WORK ANY TIME AFTER 1:00PM CAN NOT GET BACK INTO THE THE SHELTER MOST OF THE TIME AND HAVE TO SLEEP ON THE STREET.



THE COMPUTERS WHICH THERE ARE ONLY 4 OF THEM, 2 FOR LADIES AND 2 FOR MEN  ARE BEING TIED UP BY CLIENTS

WATCHING MUSIC VIDEO'S, LISTEN TTO MUSIC AND WATCHING PORN WHEN THEY BE LIMITED TO SEARCHING FOR JOBS, HOUSING AND

STATE AND FEDERAL ASSISTANCE AND BENIFITS.



IF YOU HAVE A DOCTOR APPOINTMENT ITS THE SAME SITUATION, YOU CAN'T GET A BED OR GET BACK IN THE SHELTER AFTER 1:00PM.



THIS IS SUPPOSE TO BE A 24 HOUR SHELTER AND YOU SHOULD BE ABLE TO GET IN OR OUT AT ANY TIME TO GET A BED.



THEY HAVE NO COFFEE AVAILABLE FOR US AND WILL NOT ALLOW US TO HAVE OUR OWN COFFEE AND SELL COFFEE TO CLIENT AS

WELL AS CIGARETTE, HOWEVER THEY MAKE A PROFIT WITH TWO COKE MACHINES AND INE CANDY AND SNACK MACHINE.



WRITING OUT A COMPLAINT GRIEVANCE TO THE DIRECTOR DOES NO GOOD WHEN YOU HAVE A COMPLAINT AS YOU NEVER HEAR

BACK ABOUT YOUR COMPLAINT. THE SHELTER DIRECTOR SPENDS MORE TIME GOING OUTSIDE SMOKING CIGARETTE THEN HE SPENDS IN HIS OFFICE



THE STAFF IS VERY RUDE AND THE TREATMENT HERE IS WORST THAN BEING IN JAIL.



WHITE CLIENTS ARE TREATED WORST.



YESTERDAY EVENING THEY HAD A FIRE DRILL IN THE POURING DOWN RAIN WHICH WE HAD TO STAND OUTSIDE FOR 2 HOURS GETTING WET.



I COULD GO ON AND ON, BUT YOU NEED TO HEAR FROM THE CLIENT AND SEE IT PERSONALLY.



COULD YOU PLEASE HAVE A REPORTER OR/AND A TV CAMERA CREW COME OUT AND INTERVIEW THE CLIENTS AND COMPLAINTS.

THANK YOU IN ADVANCE

APRIL LOVELL

cc:

BALTIMORE SUNPAPER

CITY NEWS PAPER

WBAL TV

WMAR TV

FOX 45 TV

FOOD BANK OF MARYLAND

SOCIAL SERVICES



  Deja Vu? 

Later..............................Dave 
(And I just wish to state that I do not know this person and have no idea who the  other "approximately 100 clients" are, and while many of their experiences
  parallel mine, these are independent complaints.)

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