Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Dumping the homeless adds to shelters' scramble

Posted By on Tue, Jul 15, 2014 at 9:03 AM


Marci Manley at KARK/Fox 16 has produced a report on the difficult and usually unseen world of caring for the homeless.

There are institutions that can provide medical and mental health care. But they are not permanent homes. When release comes, some patients aren't ready even for transient shelters, much less independent living.

Her report includes surveillance video footage of a former psychiatric hospital patient being dropped off without notice in the alley beside a Salvation Army shelter. That shelter describes a scramble that ensues when an unexpected person arrives at a full shelter.

Medical institutions have discharge plans. But there is a big gap, homeless advocates say, in communication about patients' needs, facilities and resources.

PS — Lest you think homelessness is not your problem, consider this study that says millennials face disproportionate rates of homelessness.

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