Saturday, September 01, 2007
Jim Wilson contract should be renewed!!!
I might have made a little boo boo.
I added Carla in the letter but she's not an Outreach Worker but she helps a lot of people on the streets who's trying to kick the habit of doing drugs.
You can listen to Karla words by clicking below
Here's the letter with pictures.
Outreach workers do much
There are certain issues in this city that many ordinary citizens will never hear or know about, such as the people who work for the outreach program.
Last year, Mike Ryan worked very hard on behalf of the poor.
These days, Mike is taking a course in social studies at St. Thomas so he can have a stronger voice on behalf of the less fortunate.
The individual who took his place is Jim Wilson.
What do these outreach workers do?
Many poor individuals don't have a vehicle, so Jim will pick them up (once per month) and drive them to the local food bank.
What about other issues such as evictions? He will try to act like a mediator.
I might add he would speak up to the media on behalf of the poor.
Karla is another individual who nobody knows? Who's Karla? She used to be a junkie who got hook on Dilaudid.
These days, Karla attends AA or NA meetings trying to help these poor addicted souls.
These individuals are not social workers! A person such as Karla has been there and knows exactly the way of thinking of the addicted individual.
They know deep inside that they made someone feel good about themselves and that's their reward at the end of the day.
The poor people on drugs or alcohol live in a world of their own. The word "trust" is the utmost importance. It takes months for these poor souls to let anyone into their little world.
This is where Jim Wilson's work comes into action. He works as an outreach worker for the YMCA and his contract is coming to an end.
The poor population needs someone like trustful Jim Wilson so their miserable lives can be a little happier.