People Are Not A Business.

An investigation by Reveal from The Center for Investigative Reporting and The Texas Tribune found that nearly half of the $3.4 billion paid to those companies in the last four years went to homes with serious allegations of mistreating children.
— Texas Tribune June 2018

In health care or in any kind of social work, you tread the dangerous line between loving and helping people and viewing them as numbers for benefit of the company. I've seen too many workers who love people, become desensitized and jaded from years in their field. Now they have gone from looking at people as actual human beings to looking at them as numbers, statistics, dollar signs or something to be manipulated or controlled. How is it that most facilities that dehumanize people in one way or another get millions of dollars in government funding? How is it that the people and companies and non-profits and ministries that truly care and want to heal, uplift and make a deep impact on lives are severely under funded or not funded at all? To be a major player in this game do you have to sell out for figures? Do you have to be a part of lies? How can we be so numb?

Abuse, neglect and injustice does not only happen in foreign countries or in shocking documentaries. These things happen in our cities, in our communities and on our streets. If the people who care sit back and allow these things, then who is left to fight? It's our responsibility to make things right. We need a social revolution. We need teachers, nurses, social workers, doctors, administrators, behavior intervention specialists, therapists, marketers, owners, investors and just PEOPLE that care....really care....and who think and move different.

Shiloh already had a reputation for mistreating children. In December 2014, U.S. Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, D-Houston, called for Shiloh to be shut down, citing reports from the Houston Chronicle of “physical violence, unreasonable and excessive use of physical restraints, administering emergency medications without notice to governmental authorities, and several deaths of minor children while in custody,” she said in a statement.

But the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services continued sending children and funds to Shiloh – a total of more than $19 million after the congresswoman called for its closure, according to federal payment records.
— Texas Tribune

I can't continue to witness multi-million dollar corporations and facilities pass themselves off as "helping" or "providing services" for the public when they really only tolerate the people and focus their efforts on making their pockets fatter and covering their dirt to continue on with their charades. When will enough be enough? When will the real ones rise up and make changes in their industries? Be the ones who come in to shift the entire energy of what's been going on. The millennial's are coming in to run sh*t now and we are not your average generation, we aren't just here to get by or collect a check, we are raw as f*ck and we are here to make change by any means possible.

What are your thoughts and what are your plans to turn this sh*t upside down? Don't for a second think it isn't possible. Revolutionize service. Bring the heart back.

I ran across the quoted article while searching for a children's shelter to donate toys to. In the midst of thinking I can make  child's day by simply organizing a huge toy drive, I must remember there are deeper and larger things that need to be addressed as well.