Pedro: “The cash assistance is helping me with the rent from the recovery house that I’m staying at now”

Pedro, 41 years old

I am disabled.  I have mental problems and a drug problem so I truly need the assistance.  It’s been helping me with things that I’m in need of, like for my medications.  I need medication to feel better about myself and not hear voices and see things that are not there and for my depression and panic attacks.  The cash assistance is helping me with the rent from the recovery house that I’m staying at now.  Without the cash assistance where am I going to stay for some help?  The recovery houses help people like me so what do you think is going to happen to those who are seeking help? Is the government going to deal with the aftermath when people end up homeless and hungry?  What about the crimes people are going to commit because they’re hungry? The crime wave is going to get worse.

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