Inside the madness of daily lives for homeless seniors, the article (Feb. 27, “Solano County service providers offer help for homeless seniors”) profiled survivors: Patricia Armet, her friend, Rusty Martin and her beloved pet dog, Precious.
They found a place in the bushes near the railroad tracks in Fairfield. The vision for a healthier planet stops there. Patricia’s day-by-day sufferings include not having the needed medical necessities for her colostomy condition. She revealed that she’s afraid of dying homeless, either because of those health issues or by someone else’s hand.
Has the local government quashed Patricia’s rights to decent housing because she has a large dog? This reflects local government’s ignorance and apathy to support the United States government’s strong enforcement of the law known as the Americans with Disabilities Act. Without a doubt, Precious is eligible to become a service dog to Patricia and approved to be at her side in safe and protected housing.
Where are the Solano County service providers when we need advocacy for our rights?
Frances Von Koenig