ArLyne's Diamonds

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Monday, June 03, 2013

Helping the Homeless

Today's paper (here in Santa Clara County) showed pictures of dismantling the homeless encampment.  It is horrifying and so sad.

I don't want to see homeless encampments - they are unsafe, potentially dirty and disease ridden.
Nor do I want to see us not serving our homeless.

years ago when they were dismantling Moffett Field I suggested that they use the existing military housing for homeless - they could house, train, offer medical, etc. at almost no cost.  The answer:  It was too far away from downtown (20 minutes at most).  What happened to buses?

at another time I suggested that they build a floor of the new garage (across from our county building and the police station) as a place for homeless - beds, showers, food, etc.  That didn't fly either.

So what are we to do?  Pretend they don't exist?  Pretend they don't need our help?

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