How bad is it for a Diabetic to be homeless?

By 2ndkid Latest Reply 2013-09-09 16:12:08 -0500
Started 2013-09-02 08:15:08 -0500

I need to ask this question because, I have to find a new place to live but, at the moment I'm only depending on SSI Benefits & have to wait a long time before my name gets to the top of 2 waiting lists for low-income housing so, I could end-up being homeless. I have Type 2 Diabetes.

8 replies

forsakes alive
forsakes alive 2013-09-07 10:38:44 -0500 Report

I do believe that each major city has a homeless coalition that should be able ot help you, even being a member of a church should be able to help also…what area do you live? I am in the Greenville /Spartanburg area,I do know that there is a coalition there. 2013-09-02 14:18:00 -0500 Report

so sorry that's this might happen to you you can go to your local men and wemans shelter in your town or one by you. they help in ct. people get homes try to keep familys togather if married .i'll keep you in prayers it's not good for you to live homeless health wise too try to call the state assistance programs they help too.good luck

Dr Gary
Dr GaryCA 2013-09-02 12:12:15 -0500 Report

Hi 2ndkid,

I just wanted to say hi and offer you some support. I am sorry to hear you are in this situation. I encourage you to reach out for help in all directions. Make sure you know what your rights are if you are being threatened with eviction. Check into the availability of homeless shelters who might also be able to connect you with resources. If you are without medication, you can also report to an emergency room where you could get help and potentially be referred to a social service agency that could help you. Also check into your local department of social services if you haven't done that already, to see what emergency aid programs they have.

I hope you will stay in touch with us, my friend.


2ndkid 2013-09-03 08:54:36 -0500 Report

Thanks to you & the others for answering my post & offering good advice - I really appreciate it! :)

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2013-09-02 09:43:14 -0500 Report

Here in Baltimore we have Health Care for the Homeless which provides medical care for homeless people on our streets. Unfortunately unless you are in a housing crisis with small children, there is a long wait for low income housing. Check into shelters in your area. Some may have space for you should you need it. Look into non-profit organizations that focus on outreach, they may be able to help you find housing. Also check into private landlords who will accept a housing voucher if you have one. I don't know where you live but some buildings for seniors will take younger people with a disability and they accept housing vouchers. Your rent would be based on income. I worked in a senior building and my job was working with the residents lease renewal. You can also look for rooms to rent and ask at churches if they can help you find housing. Some churches have outreach programs and some are in touch with community information. Good luck to you.

silvie mae
silvie mae 2013-09-02 09:35:27 -0500 Report

I am so sorry to here you are struggling so. The prospect of becoming homeless is extremely stressful and stress is not a friend to a diabetic. Do you have a support system with friends or family that would be willing to help you?
Look into any local resources available to you in your area. There must be some charitable organizations or even a mental health facility that can provide counseling and direct you to some possible resources. I do wish you the best. I can't even imagine how you must be feeling.