Thursday, October 8, 2009


the problem is see here is, of course, a pattern...


---------- Forwarded message ----------

From: Tracey McCartney

Date: Wed, 07 Oct 2009 11:36:09 -0500

Subject: Re: 7/6/2009 - Rep. Watson Lists New State Laws That Went Into Effect July 1 - Breaking News -

Ms. Durant:

Charmaine is no longer working here (her e-mail is forwarding to me).
There's probably no good reason for you to copy us on this matter of
storage of your belongings, because it falls outside the scope of what
we do here. I did fax a letter over to Pat Clark and Vanessa Jordan at
MDHA asking them to send you another set of paperwork and for more time
to fill it out.

Tracey McCartney
Tennessee Fair Housing Council

So basically, when a case mgr leaves, your file does not get
transferred, it is simply closed or abandoned?

This also happened to me at OCA (according to Willis Farris, Legal
Aid, MDHA, Metro AFS/Crisis Homeless Prevention, Crisis Intervention,
MHC MANY TIMES, DHS and the DLAC (when it was still TPA)

No wonder nothing gets resolved. Heard on appeal, or resolved. Social Security, TennCare Appeals Unit, the DLAC all did the same exact thing.

I think we have a problem with case file mgmt, txr, and transitioning
into ANY system of care. Seamless has no relevance here since these
more like road blocks than seamless or transitional services .

No follow up, no appeal, no re-application option, no closure, no
resolution appeals, or follow up. No wonder I'm spinning my wheels.

I would like to know why my case can not be transferred to another
advocate, or transferred to another agency.

Of course it makes more sense to keep it within the same agency, to
maintain consistency and avoid time delays with appeals, releases and authorizations; but instead files are simply closed.

And I am always the last to know.

This woman clearly could have at least called out of courtesy OR
realized that Ms. Duncan WAS my coordinating communications with MDHA since I have found it difficult to get a response.

Even worse, it is NOT an MDHA issue. It makes things more complicated or me since they now have informal, incorrect information assessment from my old landlord and the three crazy ladies who I was forced toshare an address with. Furthermore, I still don't have any more information about my finances and benefits because Social Security and my advocate also dropped the ball.

The woman who sent this email, deserves a big , FUVM.

MDHA has already disputed my eligibility since I simply don't have
what I need to fill out their paperwork within the Ten Days permitted.

They very well may close my file today.

I contacted Liz at Legal Aid, and she told my father has to mail me
money to hire a lawyer. She actually refused to make a referral for
probono or other legal advocates for people with disabilities.

She never even sent me a denial letter, or a appeal options. In fact,
they neglected to read their own policy regarding open cases.

I never heard back from Erik Cole, John Wood, or Adult and Family
Services, Crisis Intervention, Metro Homeless Prevention, or anyone at the ADA hotline. I hear nothing from anyone about anything. Why bother creating programs if no one is there to run them.

Discrimination in Metro must address all of Metro. Constituents, programs, employment and private religious charities. Even the Jewish Federation turned me down for counseling.

They spent three months verifying their the primary criteria for eligibility. They had two questions, one: are you Jewish, and, two: can you prove it?

Seems like funding the JCC with benefits to the #homeless was not best idea Councilman Briley ever had. But I sure wish his wifi bill
had passed.

Homeless Prevention Programs must realize how difficult it is to
maintain any stability.  Especially a mailing address.  All I have a website, and I can't even buy the domain.

Regarding the official reason services are being denied appears to be
more a social judgment from what I've seen, observed, and read online. To deny services based upon my parents income is absurd and ridiculous.

Perhaps they need a refresher course in Family Law and Benefits.
Perhaps professor Rubenstein or the Employee Benefits Research Association to explain how these things work.

Can they actually refuse to furnish me with an application as they
deny services, without a formal application. At least allowing me to
apply or appeal since the fine print on their contract states they
will represent me in any future disputes (the same case was thrown out in 2006) since the current dispute is result from the same case, Liz deserves a very enthusiastic FYVM as well.

A CLE course in Labor & Employment law is definitely in order, so Ms. Liz, keeper of all pro bono lists, referrals, and the only person I was told makes decisions regarding intake should be a little more embarrassed than sh made me feel.   That is why people hate lawyers: they are so damn arrogant.
So if Ms.Liz,director, gatekeeper, and arrogant bitch, ever responds to my request made via Councilman Cole and TALS to find out the official grounds for denying my request for Legal Aid Services, I would be happy to go over there and tell her straight up wat I think.

Any public interest lawyer who doesn't get the concept of the buzz words sucj as Termination of Parental Rights,  clearly needs a lesson from a welfare little brat like me.

There are very few reasons child custody files get sealed in what should be public  record. Support orders don't get terminated before the age of majority except under extraordinary circumstances. 


The fact tha I am will be 37 in 3 weeks, and even I can't get a copy, gives you some idea of what is so bad, that even now the courts will not give ME a copy of my own custody file.

Yes, Harvard Lawyers have secrets. Federally appointed judges, sometimes go to extremes to hide them.

It may be funny to all you fucktards who make jokes about the Jewish people on welfare, but it is unprofessional to say it on a conference call. 

Yes, terminated at August 15, 1988.  So anyone who thinks I'm the sweet little girl Daddy loves to spoil, think again.

If you want money from my parents, you will have ask them yourself.

Please don't push me on this. I've been on my own financially since I statrted working full time on my 14th birthday. Locked out and discarded the summer my mother started dating a man who just happened to live on W72nd & CPW. Yes, the Rock -n-roll roll style was a hell of a lot more interesting than having a 14 year old   who smoked the pot my mother was growng on the balcony.

So I worked full time to so I could eat at work (The Barge had really good lobster!) pay for clothing, because mom couldn't afford to buy me any. And when I needed to go on birth control, I paid for it myself. When I fractured my ankle, my father refused to take me to the doctor. 

He told me straight out that unlike my mother, he will never  tell me he can't afford it, he simply didn't think it was spending money on. I guess the $20 dollar copay was too much.

Years later dragged my own ass down to the ER for a fracture that happened when I was about 12.  At 20, it finally chipped into my tendons since left untreated, I wound up in surgery and finally learned that I did have health insurance after all.  Two years after that, I  developed an extremely rare spinal condition that baffled the some of the neurologists and orthopaedists in the country.

I applied as a clinic case to access to the Nat'l Spine Network for free. I lived in constant severe and disabling physical pain for most of my adult life. I developed severe OCD, and PTSD after spending so many years under public and govt investigations into MY financial records. The personal attacks were completely inappropriate, and many people simply assumed I must be delusional or psychotic for making up such a crazy story about such a well respected Harvard Lawyer.

After being homeless or the last 6 months because he refused to disburse my SSI income in a timely fashion, I decided to Tweet my way to freedom.

I want due process. I want due diligence, and I hope somebody out there might actually DO DILIGENCE for me and help me find a way to support myself and have HIM removed from as my financial representative through Social Security.

Please help if you can. I deserve a chance to be free. I deserve a chance to be m.e.

It is October 7th. My deadline was May 8, 2008. I am requesting any
and all legal and social service workers to PLEASE come forward

I can't be homeless. I already feel homeless at at home.

Btw... I now have a criminal record, as of yesterday. TYVM for adding that expired registration ticket onto my otherwise clean criminal background.

I need transportation, printer, fax or Internet access, and a decent  CALM person to do the impossible. Let me live have a place to
call home.

I can work if I can get through this, I want a job. I deserve a
chance to use my experience to help get someone, anyone, the type of
crisis & cm services needed to navigate this disconnected network of"services"

Please help me with anything! Just please don't ignore me. This can be managed before it becomes a crisis!

I HAVE AUTO INSURANCE but expired tags. I need to update my voter registration, DL, and DHS files, and apparently my SSA since my father never bothered to change my address after he told me it was done last moth.

I have no printer since the Dabbs ppl managed to leave all three outside in the pouring rain.  Internet, fax, *signed letters of support* on my behalf.


I can't drive, now that my tags are overdue and my license was
suspended yesterday since I could not print out proof of insurance.

It was emailed to the Dabbs computer. The landlord decided to unplug MY router.

All was mailed to the wrong address (including my recert for SSI,
TennCare subrogation notices, MDHA app, and my my DHS letter cutting off my benefits including food stamps & TennCare .

Someone do something, PLEASE! How many times must I say, "my name is Elyssa. I live in Nashville, TN. Please make a note of it"

Let me give back the taxpayers something more than additional fees
to care for my sorry ass excuse a life.

They have to pay all of it no matter how you look at it. Unless you
help me get a job...


Elyssa Durant
Homeless at Home

..asleep at the wheel.... 2 b cotinued

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