DH got a phone call this afternoon. Beth said that she is homeless. I know from experience that once this happens it will be life or death crisis one right after another at maximum three week intervals. DH sounded shaken as opposed to confident. He is confident that I need to be tougher when I take the crisis calls but it is harder on him when he has to take them. I worry about his health in all of this.
DH said what happened to the free programs? She said her insurance was done, that she checked out the free program and it looked like prison. She would not go there. DH said that she had better check out the homeless centers.
He wanted my list of emergency numbers down there. Here is what I gave him.
West Palm 24 hour per day 7 days a week homeless intake and assessment and drug program: 561-844-6400
Clearwater: Free admittance halfway house Peachfor House: 1800-448-6448
Royal recovery Resources: halfway house she can use her own 600 for this: 561-455-2709
Boca: In Network 30 day followed by out of pocket 60 day rehab at reasonable 3000 per month rate
Alternatives in Treatment 1-800-622-0866
Phoenix House Rhode Island: 401-441-6107 1 year program self pay till she becomes a citizen in about 3 months.
I said to DH. Tell her she can go to the prison like program for 90 days. If she stays, and wants to continue we will talk about sending her somewhere more luxurious or somehow more to her liking.
She is still calling the shots even when facing homelessness. Probably she has a few situations lined up but they do not live up to the style to which she has become accustomed. Those Florida rehabs are beautiful!
I know that this is very serious and not funny but you either laugh or cry.
Sooo, we are off to celebrate my son's birthday at Olive Garden tonight. We do not intend to tell our other children about this incident. We will not answer our phones during dinner. DH always keeps his phone on at night so that his mom can call.
This is not how responded the first time this happened about 3 years ago. We dropped everything and ran to her aid. We waited by the phone and picked her up to take her from rehab to rehab or back to our house and then rehab again.
We are so tired. Please God Please let her learn from this crisis without it killing or crippling her for life.
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