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Old 07-25-2012, 06:27 AM
 
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Just in case others in similar situations are attracted to this thread SAMMs does have a woman's shelter, transitional living center which is actually for family, but there is a long wait but conditions there are oh so much better.

Job Corp? Has anyone been to Gary Job Corp? Because afaik unless it has changed, in the past, it was a not so nice place to be. Crime occurs there. So do assaults, particularly. I would not recommend anyone go there unless they are very rough and can take care of themselves. I have never been, that is just what I've heard from others who have.
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Old 07-26-2012, 08:09 AM
 
Location: San Antonio
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Make up with mom and/or dad and go home. If you have to eat some crow, then do so.

The safety and services offered by homeless shelters are probably worth more than your personal belongings. If you just have a tent then you can keep it on you, depending on the size folded up of course.
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Old 07-26-2012, 01:15 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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Job Corp? Has anyone been to Gary Job Corp? Because afaik unless it has changed, in the past, it was a not so nice place to be. Crime occurs there. So do assaults, particularly. I would not recommend anyone go there unless they are very rough and can take care of themselves. I have never been, that is just what I've heard from others who have.
My husband has been there, when he found himself in the same situation as the OP. He said there were some fights that went on, but it was easy to stay out of fights. He said there was also a lot of sex going on, but none of it forced, that he knew of. They do have security there, and dorm monitors, and lots of rules to follow. He was able to get his GED and train as a mechanic.

It's a safer option than living homeless, for most young adults, male or female.
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Old 07-26-2012, 01:30 PM
 
Location: NW San Antonio
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I taught at Gary Job Corp a few years ago. they have standards and very little disturbance is allowed. You follow a strict curriculum and schedule. as with any place that is co ed, there are gonna be those that find a way to have interaction. its against the rules, but, so is murder, and it happens all the time. But, I like someone else wonder???
you have access to the internet? Library? friend? but you can only go up from rock bottom.
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Old 07-27-2012, 06:03 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX, USA
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My husband has been there, when he found himself in the same situation as the OP. He said there were some fights that went on, but it was easy to stay out of fights. He said there was also a lot of sex going on, but none of it forced, that he knew of. They do have security there, and dorm monitors, and lots of rules to follow. He was able to get his GED and train as a mechanic.
Hedgehog Mom: My hubby went there too! He stayed there in 2004 and trained for computer tech.
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Old 07-30-2012, 08:26 PM
 
Location: san antonio
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JC is pretty darn strict. you mess up they throw you out, so fights n whatnot.. they do happen but its pretty darn easy to keep out of it.

did the OP ever get shelter?
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Old 08-18-2015, 02:06 AM
 
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My wife and I used to camp in the ingram area SA.....there was an entire shanty town there at one point. The last two years however they are citing vagrants aggressively, trying to drive them to Haven for Dope oh I mean Hope. Place is crap....you sleep in the courtyard cause its full. There are many other shelters in SA, salvation army and samm ministries prolly the next largest after haven. Sadly more of the same though, people seem to think shelters are amazing, let them stay there one ****ing night.....the streets are safer for real. My advice to you is to travel amd look up the rainbow family of living life......hitchike the hell outta tx and check out a rainbow gathering
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Old 08-18-2015, 07:01 AM
 
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My wife and I used to camp in the ingram area SA.....there was an entire shanty town there at one point. The last two years however they are citing vagrants aggressively, trying to drive them to Haven for Dope oh I mean Hope. Place is crap....you sleep in the courtyard cause its full. There are many other shelters in SA, salvation army and samm ministries prolly the next largest after haven. Sadly more of the same though, people seem to think shelters are amazing, let them stay there one ****ing night.....the streets are safer for real. My advice to you is to travel amd look up the rainbow family of living life......hitchike the hell outta tx and check out a rainbow gathering
1. The original poster's first and last post was this thread 3 years ago. Hopefully he/she found shelter by now.

2. It is 'rainbow family of living light', not 'living life' and in my opinion, those people are nasty (and I am a pretty liberal person) but to each their own.
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Old 08-18-2015, 12:07 PM
 
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If you are a young woman try the Seton Home on the southside I believe.
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Old 08-18-2015, 12:20 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX via San Antonio, TX
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If you are a young woman try the Seton Home on the southside I believe.
This is an old thread, but for anyone who comes across it in the future, Seton you need to be referred though an open CPS case most of the time.
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