HANOVER, PENNSYLVANIA -- On Tuesday, October 25, 2011 someone I know was taken to the Hanover Area Council of Churches Changing Lives Homeless Shelter on Carlisle Street in Hanover, PA where he has spent the past 2 weeks. I have called him daily and have been trying to help to get some type of assistance.
**, Administrative Assistant at Changing Lives was helpful the first week, but her attitude changed. "Unfortunately as you know he is not appropriate for our program so therefore the decision has been made that you may either pick X up here Sunday, November 6th by 10:15 AM or we will put him on a bus to York tomorrow AM. If we do not hear from you before tomorrow morning we will proceed with giving him a one way bus pass to York". On November 11, 2011 I called the shelter to check on him, but this time the person said, he was not there and could not give me any information due to privacy issues. "Only that he was safe".
How can a person who has no alcohol or drug problems but who is down on his luck due to a recent job loss and eviction because of no income get so lost in the system? I would have expected Changing Lives Shelter to have been a Safe Haven for this senior citizen who has less than a year to Social Security Retirement. No one will say where he is at or if he is out on the street. Would appreciate it if someone can suggest a way for me to find out where he is. Should I call Hanover York County Police Dept.?