I think we have a plan!!!!

Discussion in 'Parent Emeritus' started by mstang67chic, Mar 3, 2012.

  1. mstang67chic

    mstang67chic Going Green

    After a couple of weeks of letters to and from difficult child crossing in the mail, we FINALLY got him to call us. Good thing too seeing as how he gets out this coming week.

    He's having a mini-freak out over his SSI because he got a letter notifying him of changes. I finally interrupt him and say that yes, I know about it. Mainly because I went to the SS office and made sure everything was taken care of for his release. (He won't have to reapply because even though I notified them of his incarceration, they continued to send checks. All I have to do is return the checks, which I never cashed because I knew they were a mistake, and take him to the office with his release papers.)

    He was also under the impression that he was all set for the local mens shelter since his caseworker at the prison gave him a referral and information on the place. :slap: So.....I called the guy who runs the place during my lunch hour yesterday. NOW it's just about set. All difficult child has to do is call him after he gets out. The director will go over the program with him, he called it a descipleship program, and if difficult child agrees to it, he's in. If difficult child sleeps at our house, it will only be for one night!!! :dance:

    I thought this would be the best thing for him and after talking to the director, I'm even more convinced. husband and I, while not church goers, are believers. This program is a Christian based program with a lot of church involvement. The shelter has two businesses it runs (a burger joint and a thrift store) to fund itself so the residents are put to work. They are charged a percentage of their income if they have one, with the max being 30% per week. If they work for the shelter they get $$ off their rent....1 hour = 1%. They still have to pay at least 10% but I think that is more than reasonable.

    HEE HEE HEE HEE HEE I can't wait!!!! Much as I love him, I don't want him living here again and now....he won't be!!!! :yess:
  2. buddy

    buddy New Member

    So glad things are falling into place for difficult child and for your peace of mind. Hope this place is good for him. It is kind of cool that they have plans to help them be productive and really earn some of their way.... sounds really hopeful.
  3. HaoZi

    HaoZi Guest

    So it's the one I thought it might be? You'll have to let me know how their burgers are. :) Glad a plan is in place, hope he agrees to it.
  4. mstang67chic

    mstang67chic Going Green

    Yep, that's the place! I've never eaten there.....I'll have to try it now! LOL
  5. HaoZi

    HaoZi Guest

    You'll have to let me know and PM me the hours, maybe we'll be out that way sometime and can stop in for something to eat.
  6. mstang67chic

    mstang67chic Going Green

    Keep in mind, they aren't an eat in place. Drive thru only!
  7. HaoZi

    HaoZi Guest

    That works better, the only time we're out that way is on our way to the movies, lol.
  8. mstang67chic

    mstang67chic Going Green

    Drive in opens in April!
  9. KTMom91

    KTMom91 Well-Known Member

    Sounds great!
  10. Star*

    Star* call 911........call 911

    Sounds wonderful Warrior Mom - Congrats......BRAVO!
  11. Star*

    Star* call 911........call 911

    So what does what get for getting out of jail? A party -cake ice cream? Anything?
  12. klmno

    klmno Active Member

    That sounds like a good plan and smooth transition for him. He doesn't have to worry about sleepping on the streets and will have a good opportunity to get in the job market and this is so much better than him coming back to live with yyou given the situation. Good job!
  13. AnnieO

    AnnieO Shooting from the Hip


    I'm glad, for him AND especially for you and husband. And all the work you did - WHEW! (Did he think it would just "happen"?)
  14. Tiredof33

    Tiredof33 Active Member

    Great news! We have 2 prisons close by and it is so sad the see young women out on work details, some look like they should be in high school.
    My sister works in one 'training' department and at least they can test for the GED if they want to.
    They had a 'transition' program and the inmates were brought into our small town grocery store to buy groceries. They were dressed in jeans and tees and I knew who they were and that the prison officer was with them. I thought it was great to get them used to life outside prison. Some old foggies in the town were outraged and they stopped the program. I hope it never happens in their perfect little families!!!
  15. rejectedmom

    rejectedmom New Member

    good plan! Hope all goes smoothly.
  16. mstang67chic

    mstang67chic Going Green

    I think he's getting a heck of a birthday present.....freedom!

    As for thinking it would just happen.....probably.
  17. Hound dog

    Hound dog Nana's are Beautiful

    Totally AWESOME!!! :hi5: