Street Stories

Weblog of Seattle minister to the homeless Rick Reynolds, Operation Nightwatch

My Photo
Location: Seattle, Washington, United States

Caring for human beings seems like the best use of my time, homeless or not.

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

What are we supposed to do?

What are we supposed to do? Operation Nightwatch served 51 women on Monday night. We had space around town for less than 30. Many just turned around and walked out -- not wanting to sit around waiting for the last call at 11:00 p.m. from one of the women's shelters. They knew what the answer was going to be.

In the summer we should be enjoying life. But the crush of people this summer is unlike any summer in my fourteen summers at Nightwatch. The strain is being felt by the homeless, by the staff, and the whole system. No one has an answer.

I am in dread of September rains.

Labels: , ,


Post a Comment

Subscribe to Post Comments [Atom]

<< Home