A man who volunteers with a local orphanage in San Francisco has left the organization after being told he could not return home, according to a report.
The young man was at the San Francisco orphanage with his wife and four children when he was denied permission to return home because of his age.
The orphanage, located in the San Pablo neighborhood, says in its mission statement that its mission is to care for the most vulnerable among us.
The men said that the organization’s management has been “completely dismissive” of their request to return to their homes.
“I was told that I could not come home,” the man, who wishes to remain anonymous, told The Verge.
“The person in charge told me that because I am a senior citizen, I can’t come home.”
The man said he was allowed to leave because he was at work and because his parents have to work from home.
He said that when he arrived at the orphanage a few days later, the staff refused to let him return to his home.
“They told me they would send a nurse and that I should call [a doctor] if I wanted to go home,” he said.
The man called the organization for help and was told it could not handle the situation, and he was unable to go back to his family.
The organization has since offered to pay his rent and food, but has refused to pay for his travel and accommodation.
The man said the organization is not paying for his medical expenses.
“This is a huge problem,” he told The Washington Post.
“There’s not a lot they can do.
I have to ask for help from the government.”
The boy, who is now 18, told the Post that he was “really upset” and said he hopes the situation can be resolved.
“The orphanages have a very strict policy on where you can go,” he added.
“I was hoping that maybe they could at least give me the chance to come home to my family.”