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Deaf Homeless People

Dear Diary

 
There's a sad situation going on in my neighbourhood at the moment and I want to do something about it. You guys know that I don't live in a very nice neighbourhood but I really like living where I live. I live pretty close to a big park where I love walking my dogs, and I can always hear kids playing on the swings which is really cute. The other day after the bog storms, I was walking the dogs and I saw a heron and a turtle. Pretty cool for an urban park. However, in that lovely green space also exists a more sad element to urban life - some homeless people. Now these hobos (as I like to lovingly call them) are not your normal run of the mill hobos, they're deaf. And this is why it's so sad to me. I imagine that their disability is what had contributed to them living under the bridge in my park but it seems hard to imagine that there isn't resources to help them out. I can only imagine how hard it must be to find work and affordable housing if you're deaf and don't have a good support system in your family or friends.  I guess they just do whatever they can to get by. Several times I've caught them going through my recycling, looking for cans to sell. I remember the first time I caught them. I yelled at them to bugger off and they ignored me! I was mad until I realised they're deaf. WT? But we've had a bunch of break ins in my hood recently, so none of my neighbours feel comfortable letting them root through our trash. What do we do?

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