“I just wanted to shake your hand. Your Bill, a homeless advocate, right?” — A young lady at Catholic Ladies Food Locker in Chico.
We share warm smiles and a hearty handshake. I ask, “Do you follow me on Facebook?”
“I know you from the Greater Chico Homeless Task Force. I went a few times and found it ineffectual. The real work is being done directly on the streets.”
I replied, “It sure is and thank you for recognizing this. I don’t go to the GCHTF anymore either. I would add bureaucracy to what you said.”
I invited at least ten people in 2013 when I participated in all the meetings. They all backed away for similar reasons, most after one or two meetings.
I returned after a six month hiatus for two meetings and have decided to no longer participate in this forum.
More people need to have the…
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