I stayed at the Haven of Mercy for three days. Within those three days I found out what this 'great' place was.
To start things off, many members of this Haven of Mercy have this attitude and thieving problem. The dope that is slung through this place is huge problem. The food they get is old and moldy, but not to lack of money, just look at the man who runs the place and his vehicle. The owner is a decietful man who is against anyone who will not jump when he says jump. Another thing is, there is two showers and it is infested with bed bugs. I had to go to the hospital and have it lanced. When I was kicked out of the Haven, it was for no reason at all, which I will explain in a moment. And when I was forced to leave that night, I was not given my prescription medications back.
This is not a vendetta, it is a sad truth as to why the Haven of Mercy is not what it seems..
When I went to the Haven of Mercy, I informed them before I was accepted that I did not practice the same beliefs as them, but I would respect and participate in them. They accepted this, but when it came to church time and Grant came in after being out for a day or two, he began to pick at me, and it wasn't religion related. I wore a hat and had a cigarette behind my ear. No, I was not the only one with a hat and cigarette behind my ear, many others were. I let it slide three or four times throughout the service. When he asked me to remove it from my ear, I did and held it in the palm of my hand since I had nothing to hold it in from breaking. This still wasn't good enough. After this service I was called into the office and told that I had to leave, that I was not allowed on the premises of the property, even for a meal. I had been respectful the whole time I was in there, and to this day, I still believe that he was honestly prejudice towards my beliefs at that current time.
I was raised in a Christian private school till eighth grade and I know that a man of God does not drive in a fifty thousand dollar car when his people are in need of money and food that is not moldy. So I will finish this off with a simple thought, Karma comes around, and when the truth is truely found, many will be back on the streets to stay because a few people are greedy and blashphemize that they are men of God. I pray for those who have nothing else and let theirselves get backed into that corner and suffer in the filth of the Haven, both physically and mentally.