I have to say, that while CCS intent is honerable, I have a big concern with fake disability people. I'm aware of this as I have many of the clients that report to CCS. Most of these people would be able to do constructive work and function as normal individuals in society, but there is a big incentive for them to reach for the comfort of a governent disability lifestyle with guraanteed montly support. I've gained insigt on this though 10 years on the job, working with these folks. In my opinion, there is no real need for government support in most cases, except for thier continued support which leads to poor health habits, self pitty and a lack of initiative to participate in work activities. Many if not most of these folks allow themselves to self degenerate by use of illicit or abuse of perscription pills. Some have died as a result. I often see thier lack of initiative carry to a sub normal houshold living condion, poor hygene, cluttered and un-clean surroundings, etc. over time. I feel as though the mental health and disability systems of support are being gammed to receive benefits instead of taking self responsibility to achive a constructive lifestyle. We need to be honest with our decisions to allow people to receeive a disability for nothing more than an easy lifestyle with ample incentives to continue on the course once they begin to abuse thier well being though durg addiction. Let's not allow this to happen and if its alrady occured, we need to take steps to return these people to a higher function of living by expecting more from them. Finally, I feel that we have punished individual achievement though many forms of government support. If we continue on this track it is at the ruin of our nation. Thanks for allowing me to share my thoughts on this topic.
I have had the privilege of working with Community Care Services on both sides. I use to be co-owner of a sweet shop in a park that use to host a basketball event open to the public. The monies raised helped to benefit those in need right here in our own communities. All volunteers involved in this weekend long event volunteered their time to help always make it a success. The money raised helped to benefit the various services that Community Care Services offer. I also have been on the receiving side of Community Care Services, My sister-n-law passed away leaving her 10 year old son behind, she was a single parent and my nephew was an only child. He stayed with his grandmother for a few weeks and then moved in with our family. He received much needed counseling from staff members at Community Care Services. They did one on one meetings with him, met with my nephew and his grandmother and then also had a session with me and my husband. My nephew is now a senior in high school with plans to go to college after graduation. I know that the counseling he received was a key factor in helping him get through that tough time and transition in his life. He is a good student and well adjusted, doing great! Community Care Services reach out and help those that need help. Regardless of whatever struggles you are facing, they help you to face the challenge. Keep up the good work! Making a difference benefits everyone in the community!