Rosie: I am an advocate because I have a paranoid schizophrenic 1/2 brother with social disorder who has a 71 IQ and has been denied help by our Department of Mental Retardation Division. He has the intelligence of a 13 year old, hygiene of a 2 year old and is emotionally a 6 year old. Someone had to help him because he never would be able to survive on his own on the street.
So that is where my path leads. Now I have helped many people on disability like him making a monthly amount of $660 for a place to live, food, heat, personal items and every day living. I have discovered many people on the street homeless in this position because the USA releases the mentally ill onto the streets and doesn’t now what to do with them nor support them.
It’s truly sad. If I can help, then so be it. I am also very involved in politics and my community in trying to make a difference, pass laws, give them a voice and compassion that they are missing in their lives.