Skip to comments.Homeless mom panhandles on Market Street with newborn baby
Posted on 07/30/2017 9:35:21 PM PDT by KingofZion
San Franciscans know theyll see all walks of life along Market Street, but a new fixture on the colorful thoroughfare has shocked even the most hardened city dwellers: a 6-week-old, homeless baby girl.
All day long, Megan Doudney, 34, sits on the sidewalk near the Four Seasons Hotel between Third and Fourth streets with little Nedahlia in her arms and a sign reading, Anything helps. The sight is alarming, even in this city where just about anything goes. ***
Several people have called 911, including when another homeless persons menacing dog got in the babys face. Police have responded numerous times, and child welfare workers from the Human Services Agency have investigated whether the baby should be removed from Doudney. At first blush, it seems obvious thats the right answer, but so far, the city is throwing up its hands. Apparently, the newborn is healthy and developing well, and isnt going anywhere. *** Doudney and her baby have a private room at Hamilton Family Shelter, where they sleep every night and have access to three meals a day and parenting classes. The room is hers for three to six months, and shes working with a case manager to figure out what comes next. Doudney receives $900 a month in Social Security benefits, and Hamilton sets aside 75 percent of that to save for her future.
Doudney said she needs more than the remaining $225 a month to afford diapers, formula, clothes and other necessities and that she must panhandle every day to get it.
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Give the mother a break. Did you read the whole story?
I have Social Security and two pensions and all of it goes to living expenses. Maybe I should set aside 75% of it and panhandle for the rest. But I don’t have a heart-tugging prop like a newborn baby to increase my take at begging.
If panhandling is your trade, there’s probably no better way to do it than with a baby in your arms.
You could stand outside the drugstores and tell people you're trying to pay for your sick wife's medication.
Even if someone else adopted it, it would still have her genetic tendencies.
Almost every time I go to my VA clinic for an appointment someone tries to buy my meal for me as I’m going through the line at the snack bar IN A BUILDING FULL OF VETERANS! Maybe I’m missing my calling. LOL
At some point the left will say that chopping off you child arm so you can beg for money more effectively is a “cultural practice” and that the government should pay for it.
Commonplace in 3rd world tourist destinations...Vietnam, Bali, Etc. Moms bring their kids out at night, barefoot asking for money at the ice cream stands.
SF= 3rd world hell hole tourist destination.
Capitalism is the greatest economic system ever devised to provide the most benefits for the most people. Unfortunately, there is still a great deal of misery in our country. If you work hard you deserve the fruits of your labor, but I have to say there is something wrong with such great wealth in the hands of so few. No, I’m not complaining about the 1%, but maybe some tweaking needs to be done when you have people like this in the same country with someone controlling 80 billion in assets.
Common in Europe especially with Gypsies.
Or a dog. See it all the time.
Ugh. They beg off your plate in Poland. Aggressive, too. “Nyet! Nyet!”
There must be more to the story. How did this girl get pregnant? How did she become homeless? Where is the father of her baby? We need more details before we talk about enjoying the fruits of labor and all that. Does this girl work, has she ever had a real job? And what about dad to support her and that baby???
I go to a VA Hospital and often eat breakfast there but never got an offer. Maybe yours has civilians frequenting it.
>Doudney and her baby have a private room at Hamilton Family Shelter, where they sleep every night and have access to three meals a day and parenting classes. The room is hers for three to six months, and shes working with a case manager to figure out what comes next. Doudney receives $900 a month in Social Security benefits
Yep. We that work for a living pay for others to play.
>Or, you could actually help the homeless baby and her mother out, you weak-kneed lefty queers.
Yeah, help her with her free ride in life. Someone should have paid for her birth control.
Give her a break? For what? She’s an addict who failed to use birth control (not a teen) with a guy she barely knew (no child support of course) then decides to keep the baby when she cannot even support herself. She is begging on the street just like you see in Mexico, India and many other Third World Countries. But this is San Francisco where there are many resources available. She chooses to beg instead of getting a job. No, I cannot give her a break. I have 2 kids, I work like a dog to put a roof over their head and food on the table, I pay taxes to support people like her.
May you - or yours - never find yourself down and out - lucky you.
More people just think to take the child from her - to help the child.
How about someone step up and help them BOTH - sounds she’s doing all she can at the moment...She needs a place to live and a job that would cover living expenses AND the VERY BIG expense of child care. This country should hang it’s head and not dare look Jesus in the eye. (See my tagline)
And scoliosis HURTS - and treatment is no fun.
SHAME on the judgers - who are breaking a Commandment.
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