a teeny tiny request for advise and for help
I put this post in this thread assuming it might be appropriate, eventhough it's not about a famous celebrity we may all know. I have been to Fort Lauderdale, Florida four times since 2005 during the Caribbean season, and I've seen the same homeless guy doing the same thing for four years. Some of you who will read this post who will know who I'm referring to.
I've seen this young homeless man in or around US1 and SE 17th/SE 16th street. He's a black man in short dreads, and I think he may be from the Caribbean. I've seen him in the same disposition as somewhat disheveled, wearing sort of trendy clothes [sometimes dirty and ripped], and almost always looking sweaty and tired as he crosses US 1 or constantly heads toward a telephone booth next to Dunkin Donuts. I have approached him a few times and attempted to offer a little bit of money and information about trying to get help. This young man seems to be suffering from a psychotic disorder. While I'm aware we see people like this a lot, especially in urban cities, this area is very transient and small, yet I still see this guy year after year. I am not able to help him other than information I've offered to him in the past. And whenever I drive by he almost always looks at my car for a few seconds before turning away. He's refused money and help. I don't think he maybe able to receive services, if he's not a legal resident, though I could be wrong.
I thought I would put this out here for somebody who may have seen this person before and would be interested in offering this man any assistance. Thanks.