On April 24th, 2006, I went to an overflow shelter run by Central Arizona Shelter Services. They stated that they had no room left and WE HAVE NO MATS. This is a lie. They had sleeping MATS piled to the ceiling behind me when I went in the place.
This overflow is an extremely filthy place and actually I'd rather not sleep there. In fact, CASS has always been one of the filthiest homeless shelters in the country.
The Phoenix Police were at the Shelter and I also believe they were harassing me later that night as I observed a police car driving around by me and going across the street and shining his headlights on me. (There was no one else around) and speeding up and down the block two different times. (I have been to CASS before and they make heavy use of the Phoenix Police.) I know Phoenix is on the list of bad places by the Coalition for the Homeless. I'm concerned about it at this point and I want out of here. Hopefully, I might get Federal Help but I don't trust the local Government here at all.
I am currently on the street and will not return to CASS.
This is unforgiveable and I will do everything I can to leave Phoenix permanently. Also, I will do everything in my power against the Government of Phoenix if they cause me any more trouble.
I believe they lied and I believe they have something against me. All I want is to try and make enough to get out.I don't mean any harm. I am hoping to make it to Honolulu but as of yet, I haven't been able to save the money. I came to Phoenix from San Jose, which by the way was a good place but the weather is horrific to me.
I'm being forced to move around by the weather. I don't want to be here but I couldn't take the clouds and cold and rain in San Jose anymore. It was a record setter in March.
I don't mean any harm. I feel that Phoenix is an unfriendly place politically and I am not interested in staying any more after they turned me out. This is Unforgiveable.Thanks,
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma