Beautiful Black mother of 7 put out of shelter

A beautiful, Black, single mother of 7 was put out of Emergency shelter by an all white staff over the word of a new resident at Pillars. Bookie ($LarriaElliott) has been a law abiding resident at Pillars Emergency Shelter in Appleton, WI for a few weeks and has never gotten written up, cleans up after herself, follows curfews and follows all the rules. A newly homeless woman came in with hostility towards females because of the straying eye of her boyfriend. A very petty argument erupted between  Bookie, Bookies' sister and the the new couple. Bookie tried to walk away and tried to properly resolve the conflict. The female half of the newly homeless couple that came in lied to staff and said Bookie went into her room and stole 20$ out of her locker. Pillars 'advocates' did not take into account that the accuser went into the room of Bookie and her children to start this argument, they did not take into account that Bookie never went into the accusers room (which would be on the same camera that they allegedly checked to say Bookie pushed her sister out of the argument!!!), they didn't connect the dots that if Bookie never went into her accusers room then the accusations were a lie top to bottom, Pillars did not protect Bookies rights having her accuser enter her room to start an altercation, Pillars did not take into account that Bookie has NEVER broke any rules, Pillars did not find Bookie other arrangements, Pillars let the instigating couple remain at Pillars, i.e. Pillars literally put out a single mom with 7 children over the word of her abuser. So! What can we usually assume is in the place of logic and reason when nothing makes sense? Racism and prejudice! I am a single mother of two also staying at Pillars and I will tell you this place is extremely mishandled. The stigma of homelessness is felt by more than one staff member here. There are some nice people here, but the prejudice is tangible for the most part. I could write a novel about the mishandelings of this shelter. In this incident, I am of the mind that the same people who chose to put Bookie and her children out are prejudice of her being a single mother and that's why they chose to go with the ridiculous story of the female and her boyfriend. The entire staff is white, no one would listen to Bookie or stick up for her or even look at the evidence, that reeks of racism to me. This is all just so ridiculous. It's starting to snow, it's cold, Bookies' vehicle need a new oil pan, Pillars did not put her up somewhere else and what's worse is Bookie is put out while her abusers remain. The level of petty is too high for it being so cold outside. Please donate, even a dollar, if you can to help get Bookie and her babies off the street. This whole situation is unjustified and it breaks my heart. 

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Pillars Emergency Homeless Shelter in Appleton, WI put out a beautifully Black, single, mother with 7 children. I will be posting the whole story on a GoFundMe. Basically, someone said she stole money but the (all white and majority prejudice) staff/advocates couldn't be bothered to check their cameras to prove the accuser was lying and in fact it was the accuser who entered the room of this single mother. Pillars did not find her other accommodations so this single mother is going to be sleeping in her vehicle with all these babies. It's really messed up. Please help fight the good fight. It is too cold, too close to the holidays and this is too many children to ignore.


I will be cross posting to all my social justice groups. You would not beleive how they are allowed to operate these shelters.
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