Please note: I am in changing my Facebook page! I will post the new link soon. I am doing this to better accommodate my needs (hopefully) because it is more for the website, and not necessarily personal. I welcome all questions or comments, and all fans to please contact me! You can email me, as always, at firstname.lastname@example.org, or by posting on my blog or in the forums. Thank you!!
Sorry, but the chat room is down temporarily. I’ll get it back up and running again soon. Check back–you may find me in there!
1st thing to mention, if you look above there is a new page for Polls! Please take a moment to read the poll and place your vote on the latest poll whenever you stop by!
The shelter was cold last night! Its the one thing I hate about going there, but the rest of the site is really nice. It’s small, but the food is good, its quiet, we get ice cream, there are games, the volunteers are great!
Another quiet day today. Not much going on. I had a great lunch at a local church, and now I am online. I’m somewhere I can’t use my software so I can’t update the website today again. I don’t have much time available online either. I think that I should be able to do something with the website tomorrow. So check back in a day or two and I’ll have a few more links and things. Sound good?!
It’s kind of a sad time of year for me. Not just Easter season, but the birthday of one of my children is coming up. I have no money to buy anything, and I haven’t seen my kids for two years. The, um, father and I don’t get along. Simply put. It kills me. It really kills me! I dream bad dreams almost every night about my kids, and their father’s abuses to me. My life is taken away by not seeing them. By not being with them, it really does kill me. Honestly, if not for faith in God, I’d be dead. Someday. Life will be better.
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Hi, all! FYI, I just added several new links to my site–check them out!
I realize that I have been quiet lately. I’ve been sick from health issues with irregular heartbeats and bad kidneys, tired and moody and neglecting my duties. Life isn’t easy. I admit that I have mental health issues, like many of us. I haven’t found any person or place willing to take me for treatment either, either because I have no money to pay or because of some idiotic reason, like because I don’t have a residence. So much for taking charity cases. I’ve been given just as dumb or even worse excuses for being denied housing too–such as my favorite, “its too far to move” (HELLO?! I am *HOMELESS*!).
I am so tired of living like this! With my health issues, mental and physical–it’s very hard to put up with everything. I try. I use the internet and friends like you and others to get me through. I get tired and irritated of having the same problems and little to no help. I will admit that some days I would love to end it all. But, thank God, I am afraid to. I respect non-believers, but for me, I do have religious faith and it honestly is keeping me alive when I feel that all else has failed. Faith keeps me going on. There is better yet to come. I need to believe that.
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Tagged charity, faith, God, Health, homeless, homelessness, life, link, mental health, Pads Chicago, padschicago, Personal, poverty, psych, Website
The weather is a little wet, but hey, this is Chicagoland. The temperature is at least warmer. And everything else about today is just great! I can’t complain! I plan to meet with a guy from Cross and Crown Church on the 21st to talk about several things. The National Coalition for the Homeless has agreed to network with my site–so that’s more good news! I plan to do some advertising soon and pass out flyers for my site. For now I am counting on YOU for word of mouth and links in your emails to your friends! Please pass on word of Pads Chicago and tell everyone that they are more than welcome to voice their opinions on homelessness issues in the forums! Thanks! Have the bestest of days, people!
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Tagged chat, church, Cross and Crown, forums, homeless, homelessness, National Coalition for the Homeless, Pads, Pads Chicago, padschicago, poverty, Website
Sorry if you tried to acess the Pads Chicago website and you got a directory listing instead. Somehow the server actually lost the index page sometime overnight! I don’t know how it happened, but thank goodness I keep a backup of every page! I re-uploaded it and everything should be fine once again. Should anyone come across any problems, however, please email me.
Hey folks! I fixed the broken links on the downloads page of the Pads Chicago website so feel help yourself!
I am in the process of adding a promotions page to the site. Here I will offer additional ways for you to help me, such as how to get me free cell phone minutes when you buy your own Virgin Mobile phone! I will open the page very soon!
Also, to help your navigation I will be adding a navigation bar to each page in the site so you will no longer need to return to the home page just to go to another page on the site. Hope this helps!
If you have any comments, tips or suggestions, please post a comment here or in the forums or email me at email@example.com. Thank you!
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Tagged charity, Chicago, donations, downloads, homeless, homelessness, Pads, Pads Chicago, padschicago, poverty, promotions, Virgin Mobile, Website
I have just added lots more links to organizations that deal with homelessness and related issues on my website! Click here to check them out!
In the future I will organize the links. And hopefully someday I plan to make a directory that can be downloaded. Keep watching!
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