Started by Solitary, August 29, 2014, 02:59:23 PM
QuoteHelt moved to Los Angeles and lived on the streets while trying to find work as a model.He gained worldwide attention Sunday when Cyrus let him accept her award for video of the year. Helt, who met Cyrus through the Hollywood homeless center My Friend's Place, used the platform to call attention to the issue of youth homelessness."I am accepting this award on behalf of the 1.6 million runaways and homeless youth in the United States who are starving, lost, and scared for their lives right now," Helt said. "I know this because I am one of these people."
Quote from: AllPurposeAtheist on August 30, 2014, 01:40:24 PMIt's the organization I despise, not the individual church members. I've been helped by plenty of pious people who asked nothing in return. It doesn't even bother me to much when they offer to pray for me. I just look at it with indifference, but it doesn't change the fact that plenty of the pious actually care about their fellow human beings.Sad thing is a lot of homeless shelters require ID or proof of age over 18. I remember being turned away from a few as a kid, but some took me in. At 17 I got a job at a Salvation Army shelter in Montana as a cook. I had my own room and all till some dipshit told them the police were looking for me which at the time was a lie, but police were called and I was taken to the JDC for being an underage runaway then returned to the job corps center I had been at.. I can't blame the SA for it, but kind of wish I could have found out who told them police were looking for me. Back then though I would have become violent and the police would have been looking for me.. As it turned out all ended well..