My son’s halfway house.

Tim's tent 001

Some people have kids that want nothing more then to find jobs that pays them more then they are worth so that they can buy houses they really can’t afford so they can park cars in the driveway that looks exactly like their neighbors cars.

My son Jonathan just won’t ever fit that click I’m proud to say. He has a really nice apartment here in town that he now shares with a homeless man. Robert recieves a ck and has lived on the streets a long time. He doesn’t drink or do drugs but does have some emotional problems which is why he recieves the ck every month.

We have worked with him teaching him how to better manage his money and finally 2 months ago he was able to move into Jonathans two bedroom apartment. They share rent and expenses.

But that wasn’t the end of the story for Jonathan. Another homeless man needed a safe place to sleep at night. The porch of the house he was sleeping on was being torn down therefore he was forced to move. Except he had no place to go.

On the streets the police can and do put you in jail if you have no ID or have 20 dollars in your pocket. Our city swears it has no homeless problem yet I work with the homeless in this city every day. Odd isn’t it what denial does? They just lock up anyone caught on the streets so I suppose they are correct…we don’t have a problem.

Anyhow…my homeless friend needed a place to go. Soooo my son pitched a tent on the side of his apartment and my buddy now sleeps peacefully. He doesn’t have to worry that the police will arrest him for no ID. We’re calling it the halfway house.  Next door to my sons place our youth minister and young adult minister share the apartment. So nobody is concerned about the tent because all of them come to our church.

It may seem strange to many but to these young people they just want to help someone out. One is off the streets and the other will sleep here all winter and be safe.

Shhhh don’t tell anyone but I bet when the temp falls into the teens this winter that tent will be empty and their new neighbor will be inside somewhere. What do you think?


4 Responses to “My son’s halfway house.”

  1. Good for Jonathan!! Not only does he believe, but he practices his faith by being the kind of man you raised him to be. Two more will be warm this winter thanks to him!! We’re so proud of him and his decisions!!


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    A definite great read..Jim Bean

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