I have been having problems with the WordPress website. There is nothing more annoying that having a webpage act up while your trying to convey your thoughts. I’m going through yet another difficult time. I am now at my own apartment, now I’m trying to get it furnished, I don’t speak to my Mom right now because she is just so weird! Can’t deal! My one friend whom I met during my 3 month stay at the women’s homeless shelter I’ll call her Jenny seems to be M.I.A. Jenny’s stay at the shelter had come to an end so she had to leave.
Jenny was then sent to a 3 month transitional home where the bedrooms are furnished with bunk beds. Quite different from having had a private cubicle which is what we homeless gals had at the women’s shelter. She left after only one day according to her email to me that arrived in my email box 3 days prior. The email had me concerned. Jenny had gotten along with every single woman at the old shelter & believe me that ain’t easy to do. Even I locked horns with 2 women there. Jenny’s email was very brief but in it she says that she has gotten into many fights & has basically has had a hard time finding shelter. Which as of this writing has been two weeks now.
The day before I left the shelter for good I gave Jenny my email address. Seemed appropriate rather than asking for her phone number which I considered way too personal. Although I wasn’t sure if Jenny wanted to stay in touch with me, I had strong reason to believe that she trusted me as a good friend based on some things she did during my brief stay.
One day I ran into Jenny on the bus so we decided to hang out at the park in front of the Bellevue Regional Library. We talked for a few hours. I can’t even remember the last time I did anything like that! Remember I live in the very unfriendly Pacific Northwest were its hard to get close to anyone!
And, the bad news is that I’ve heard from a couple of other women from the shelter that Jenny has a substance abuse problem. It’s Heroin! The most difficult drug to get clean from. I haven’t heard from Jenny in a few days I have left her around 7 emails asking her to let me know that she is okay. Most of them have info on where she can go to like the one day center located out in Kent. That & some other places for her to try to get into for shelter the ones where the stay is up to 2 years.
I’m pretty concerned I now have a total of 3 friends all from the homeless shelter that includes Jenny. Which are 3 more than I had before I stayed at Sophia Way.
Myself I met with my case manager from the SSVF (support for homeless vets) were she is helping me get mental health help. I had asked my case manager about a resource for Jenny. Later on in the day my C.M. emailed a link to me which I then emailed that to Jenny. I hope that Jenny doesn’t die out on those streets. Jenny is a good friend. She’s the only one that isn’t judgmental & lets me be me. I haven’t really had that with the people I’ve met in my adult life. And I went several years of isolation before I met the 3 friends that I have now.