Help! The cry of many in the richest nation on Earth; the phones are ringing. We offer assistance with rent and utility; one time help if qualifications are met. Once is better than none because that in most cases when there is source of income this lifts a person or family back to their feet. The money is constantly being audited to ensure transparency and prevent fraud. Many a help place has gone under due to no oversight and greed from within; one reason a lot of funding has dried up since the depression started in America. This has done a double whammy to defeat Americans in great need with money available. The dark side rears it head in many ways; controlling who gets help and who does not.
They are no longer with our group but imagine this scenario; use of authority to elicit favors. The manager and his side kick assistant decide to take our trust and use it against our clients and our organization. The scheme evolved around women and men needing help to survive during this chaotic times. Their plan worked for some months until one of the women called in on therm; the usurpers had stepped way out of line with her. How can a case worker wound up with a key to a clients dwelling? that was the straw that broke the camels back; termination our only recourse. Trust is a valuable commodity in this business; believe that. The program manager resorted to death threats and terroristic overplays when he finally realized that he was not coming back to the fold. The law was bought to trap him; it is no time to play when people threaten retaliation or death; watch the news. The point is that help is not always what it seems when there are usurpers in the mix with ulterior motives on their agenda; but it want stop the help Americans need. The system might not be the best but it does work.; we just need to stop buying bullets and guns, help our people is the more important.