Why I am at Tender Mercies?
It’s not why you think. I never was a long-term homeless adult. Never on the street. I did stay at the Drop Inn Center for six months,but it was because I wanted to save up money to find a new place. My case manger at GCBH saved up $1,800 for me. In Summer of 2014,around June,I got kicked out of Mrs.Barbs “Happy Day Care Facility” in Evanston for stealing a girl named Monica’s debit card and using it for my ecig addiction and cell phone. I did it cause I need the funds and I hated how she acted around me with her boyfriend. Showing off and having sex with him in her room. I was jealous! I got removed too for bad behavior with the toilet and my hygeine.The person who told me about Tender Mercies Inc was a lady who worked here as a RSW. And a flier I saw in the lobby there had housing for the mentally ill listed in it’s ad. It’s an okay place,but many times I get dissed by the residents for my looks,weight,and my bad habits. Many have found their way to the net to get in my buiness there now. And they cause trouble for me. Make it hard for me to cope. But,I am a trooper. I will push on. Another three years here until I am 41 years old and finish my diploma/GED and get a job as an orderly or nursing assistant. Than it’s good bye Tender Mercies Inc! I just need to get my feet on the ground.