JAR had court at 10:00. The plan is to get him from jail to Recovery.

Had to focus on working on accounting for a grant at Community Foundation, but had to get out in time for the hearing.
JAC was in the box for his in-custody hearing too. Inner monologue: Don't release him! I have to focus on JAR. Judge holds JAC over to see if DA wants to file new charges.

JAR's turn. We can get him into his forever home IF he is released NOW. Judge cuts him a break.

Go to jail. Custody officers are too busy serving lunch to release JAR. Hours go by. Nonstop on phone, but no commitments pulling me away from JAR.

Hiccup in plans. Forever home is open Friday. Terrible and violent, druggy barracks offered by VA. Thanks, but no thanks. Get him into motel near Mather.

He is released. Needs to smoke. Needs a Pepsi. JAR cannot focus. Take him to Raley's so he can get his stress relief. 

Go to Veterans Memorial Building to get him a Safeway card. Oh no! EEL is there. No, I am not driving you to Lake County where you left your truck. KAL is there. Newly homeless. Get allies to help him. Flee before I lose focus.

We have to get to Probation before it is too late. Forget Safeway card. Grocery Outlet card in my pocket will do.

At Probation run into CAR. Needs help getting to Mather for surgery. Call in allies. Must maintain focus on JAR.

Probation blesses plan to stay in motel until Friday. Off to motel.

CAR would also benefit from staying there, but too much history with JAR.

Allies make other plans for CAR. Focus on JAR.

He is in motel. Can walk to Mather, food, forever home, recovery programs.

Good to go.   Gone.

David Zelinsky 
Service Officer 
American Legion Post 119

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Only Kindness, Inc. has been serving the homeless and at risk of homelessness population of El Dorado county for many years.

Since July of 2014, in collaboration with Veterans organizations, a separate Veterans fund has been established.

In addition to helping Veterans who are homeless or at risk of homelessness, the following services are being provided:

  • Liaison with Veterans Court
  • Working with Veterans in EDC jails
  • Helping county departments serve at risk veterans
  • Providing transportation, bus passes, assistance with DMV, gas cards
  • Buying food and meals
  • Postage and shipping for documents and applications
  • Working with the Mather homeless primary clinic
  • Working with the Veterans commission


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The Veterans Outreach project is aimed at reaching Veterans who may be in need of behavioral health services. This population was identified as an underserved group during the Community Program Planning process.

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• Outreach to Veterans and families particularly those who are homeless or involved in the criminal justice system
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• Provide referrals to Behavioral Health for Veterans who exhibit symptoms, including Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
• Service Connected Disability Benefit Application Assistance/Referrals
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