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Sacramento Homeless Organizing Committee
P.O. Box 952
Sacramento, CA 95812
(We are located in Loaves & Fishes’ Friendship Park at 302 Friendship Alley near Ahern & North C Streets)
Phone: (916) 442-2156
Paula Lomazzi, ED (916) 862-8649
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I go to pilgrimage overnight shelter in each church. Some of the volunteer are very rude and they harass you everynight. I complained to Davis but the leader couldn,t do anything because they need bad volunteer to yell at people or to kick out people without any reason. A lot of homeless people don’t like to come to this shelter. The bad volunteers take advantage on to be a boss, take stuffs from donation or give it to their friends and families, eat more food than others and harass you every night. No one is going to help you. They want people to follow the rules but they themselves do not follow. That’s why homeless people are bad people. The church should not give them free stuff.
April 29, 2016 I went to the Pioneer Cong. UCC church in downtown, Sacramento shelter sleep overnight. It was hot and no more room in the room. I asked to sleep in the hallway and so did other guests. They already set up bed in the hallway. Four homeless volunteers and two guests started shouting and yelling at me. They kept yelling and kicking me while I was sleeping. I immediately went downstairs to the leader, Allen. He placed me in the hallway away from other people. I think the four volunteers should remove from their job or the two female guests should not be in the shelter as a guest. They have been yelling, harass, and hurting people. We should call the police to arrest them and put them in jail. This is not the first time they do that to people. They don’t listen to the director or the one in charge. They never respect you. Those volunteers Vegies and her daughter, and one of their fatter friend and Ron, the one check out your bed, he and his female company has a big dog and the dog giving a lot of hazard and should not be there. They should kick out from the shelter instead of the guests. After the horrible experience with the volunteers, I will never want to go to those shelters with them.
Hey Paula, I hear that the editor of Homeward wants to do an article on DOGFITE. DOGFITE is a project of RIL, and I would like to be involved. Thanks!
It was so cool to be included in the Safeground Stake Down on the 1st. Everyone was so pleasant and welcoming; it was a very different experience from Pilgramage. At the same time it breaks my heart because there are still kids in the homeless community, and not every church has the separate accommodations like St. John’s Lutheran. As a volunteer at Pilgramage, I can say that there is a lot of training that needs to happen with Leaders and Volunteers. Unfortunately some people tend to fall on old habits and tools if pushed in the wrong way.
I’m looking forward to Wednesday’s morning meeting, and it looks like there could be more new faces there outside of Elica. Please feel free to email me so I can pass on a phone number.