Food for thought, indeed! I had no idea the shelters were that tainted. There is church that provides shelter for the homeless in my community, but they offer no resources, or anything beyond a place to sleep. If these shelters required the residents to work for their stay, and provided reasonable resources to help them find employment, then it would take care of much of the riff raff that takes advantage of these places. Much like the starving children in Africa, the worlds homeless problem really has no easy fix. It will require genuine concern, a genuine love and compassion for the homeless themselves, and perhaps mankind is not yet willing to provide a safe environment for them. I place to keep them safe from the elements, only to endanger them to criminal activities seems to be status quo, huh? Crazy! Even so, perhaps we ourselves lack the resources to provide <sigh>.