They titled their findings, "The Silent Killer." And all the domestic violence, homeless shelter and woman's advocates are discussing this research finding. But it's really not so silent is it?
Ever since I started this blog I continued to say that homelessness kills. I knew from experience. You can't leave someone homeless and not be fully aware of what is going to happen to them.
Last night was one of those nights from hell. I couldn't get warm, couldn't sleep and couldn't get rid of a shocking migraine. Somewhere between 2.30 am and 3 am I managed to fall asleep - but slept fitfully.
Then I didn't wake up until 9.am. The weather was awful outside. The entire mountain was covered in an icy fog. Light snow was falling.. an ominous sign of what is coming our way in the next few days. I was simply frozen all morning because the temperatures never got out of the 20's.
I drove to Ruidoso to make sure my mother got flowers delivered for Christmas thinking that I could get to Ruidoso and back to Alto before the storm came in earnest ~ I greatly underestimated how quickly and fiercely it would arrive.
With low visibility, black ice and heavy snowfall it was total mayhem with maximum speed limits well into the 20 mph range - bumper to bumper chaos. Vehicles in trouble, and still the snow fell.
During the night we expect high winds to join the dropping temperatures that are forecast to be in the lower teens. I am simply mortified at what tonight may be like for me. I don't want to be homeless tonight. I don't want to be homeless at all.
There has to be someone related to Robert &Sylve Huckins must have some means to reach them, if it be Michael Huckins, Dr.Kenneth Ogilvie ( Diana Huckins? Dominic Huckins? Malcolm Huckins? ) or Patricia Ogilvie-Huckins and get them to return ALL of the money they stole from us so that I can buy a home and get our lives back. I am begging anyone in this family for help.
I don't believe I have EVER witnessed any none violent crime that can be as devastating as stealing someone's home. I am walking in Dorothy McKeevers footsteps, day by day, month by month, year by year.
Liam Griffin, I sat in your law office with two witnesses as you gave me your promise, your guarantee, that our money would be returned before harm came to us.
Patricia Ogilvie-Huckins you were present the day I signed contract with your son. You walked out of the kitchen with Sylve Huckins and your son introduced me to you. He told you that I was the British horse trainer he had told you about, the one he was going to build the home and barn for. Why didn't you say something? There may be a rational and reasonable explanation but I have spent over 3 years, homeless, not understanding it. I understand it even less knowing that though I was a total stranger, both Dorothy McKeever and Sally Canning you KNEW, and you knew what your son had done to them and others.
Dr. Kenneth Ogilvie, I contacted you and simply asked for a reference, not knowing that Robert Huckins was your cousin. Robert Huckins had just stolen over $30,000 from the domestic violence shelter, HEAL, yet everyone was trying to hide it. There was a history of stealing large amounts of money. $65,000 PLUS from Nancy Canning. $89,000 PLUS from Dorothy McKeever, $45,000 from Francis McKinney. The list just goes on and on and on.
Because of Robert Huckins I ended up paying $140,000 to be homeless.. sat in the cold, emotionally, physically and financially broke. In the middle of a recession, with no way to recover the stolen funds.
Today Robert Huckins has his own home...
He also has OUR home.....
He also has a lot of people's money...
And his freedom.
Women are not banks or loan institutions. Women should not be the source of a retirement fund for people who don't want to do an honest day's work for an honest day's pay. Holding women hostage while playing with the judicial system, a horrendous game of cat and mouse extending YEARS, with the victims whose very homes, families and stability are in jeopardy is cruelty, as cruel as a physical beating. It is financial and emotional RAPE. Homelessness is not justice. It is a slow, painful death.
Please, I beg with everything I have within me, please convince Robert Huckins to stop this torture and return the building fund he stole from us so we too, can have a home.
One of the best safeguards of our hopes, I have suggested, is to be able to mark off the areas of hopelessness and to acknowledge them, to face them directly, not with despair but with the creative intent of keeping them from polluting all the areas of possibility. ~William F. Lynch