I truly hope he returns home safely.
DM - CHIERS takes folks to the sobering station, its not treatment - just the drunk tank, really. But your friend could check into Hooper Detox (who runs CHIERS). Good luck.
Are there any services like this in Beaverton? Can they come into a house and help? I have a chronic relapsing friend in the house, and needs treatment, but is very stubborn. Can you comment please. Thank You, DM
I don't know, maybe "allowed" isn't the right word. I live across the river from it and one Sunday I strolled down there to take a look. No guards were present at the time and you could take as many pictures as you wanted from the outside. The gate opened to let a truck leave and if you had the will there was plenty of time to sneak in. Hearing of armed guards deterred me though.
DeepDownPortland: I would be really interested to see those photos if you see this. It really is a mysterious looking building.
IF the reasoning behind keeping people out is that the site is contaminated....what about the guards who are posted there? Are they somehow immune? I understand that there are liability issues with people poking around inside by why do they insist that no photos be taken, even from the fence, and yet allow one woman access? Logic suggests there is something else they are hiding.
Mr. Davis you are doing a great job of covering poverty issues. I appreciate the insight and perspective your news department communicates about City Hall. Please don't drift into the dark side like Amy did.
The ARC blog has some good links to other stuff dealing with the Warming Centers. Those kids do some good work.
I was not initially supportive of Fish, but I've gotta say that the more I see, the more I like. I'm hoping he has the cojones to do the right thing and let sit-lie sunset out of existence next year, as well as modifying the anti-camping ordinance and insisting on oversight for private police working on public property.
The guy apparently has a good heart, and definitely has a strong civil liberties background. Here's to hoping he fully employs both.
Why should he respond to a restraining order, or any number of calls to the cops? He wants a safe place to sleep, and they would give it to him.
Although it is anti-intuitive, perhaps the best course of action would be to find a better place for him to sleep. To create an enemy of anyone is to deal with a situation of enmity. To offer compassion is likely to create an ally.
Good article, Matt. Even my wife says that you're a good writer! (I'm sure you need the encouragement there).
I'm not sure you checked it out, but if you or anyone else wants to know more about Anawim or the homeless, please check out: www.nowheretolayhishead.org
I hope that he has applied for Social Security Disability. He may have a hard time getting on it and the process may take a long disparaging time. Best to have a good lawyer. They will usually take half your money. Terrible, I know but not as bad as an uncertain future of not knowing where your meds and a tiny bit of cash is coming from each month. For mental illnesses stability is key. Hopelessness is a killer.
It's not my fault that some of your colleagues can't follow simple rules. Ask any officer, the best way to deter unlawful conduct is vigorous enforcement and prosecution.
Are you still disguising yourself and hiding in parking garages, hoping to catch more police evil doers? You are clearly in need of a mental health evaluation.
Did you ask him if he, like King, Sgt. Schmautz, Asst. Chief, Martinek, Cdr. Reese, Officer Kent, Officer Stensgaard, Officer Brennan and others, believes that officers don't have to obey the law?
So i'm guessing THIS is the place where cops store peoples' belongings when they claim it's "to big" to take downtown.
New pig-in-chief to turn a [willingly] blind eye to police abuse & general cowardise, whilst the criminals get away scott free. YAY!
BTW, affordable housing is going away fast. Funds from the feds for mentally ill and other disabled folks is drying up. More pressure is being put on people like Cindy and others working in our mental health, social services, homelessness areas.
Good stuff, Matt. I had no idea you were such a humble gent. A new found respect goes out to you. Keep up the good work - humble or not.
An aquaintance of mine was allowed into the building recently and took a bunch of pictures. They are thorough and spooky. She made a locked post on her LiveJournal, but I'd be happy to give you her contact info if you'd like to get permission to view her post. (I have no idea why she locked the post.)
Thanks for shedding some light on this cool monolith of Portlands history!
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