Joan Pecks Meeting with Our Center

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I applied to the Coordinated Care, twice. I have a son 17 years old in school at Old Columbine. I have been considered homeless since 2015 with bouts of short term housing I was told that I had to go to Boulder and reside in the shelters there to get resources I needed and that Longmont could not help me since I received SSDI. Basically, I was told I had to leave my teenager and husband of 2 years in order to get food, clothing and other personal effects. I thought separation of a family was the last resort. One last note, I would be glad to analyze the Our Center’s Financial statements to give a breakdown of capital per person the Our Center delegates. Seems like the staff members get the best perks and first dips of all products that walk thru the door of the Our Center.

Janie d’Autrey

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