Holiday Fund: Giving hope to the homeless
Palo Alto Issues, posted by Editor, Palo Alto Online, on Dec 16, 2012 at 10:03 am
Tucked at the end of an industrial lot, East Palo Alto's only homeless shelter occupies an unassuming warehouse that's been transformed into a refuge for the city's homeless. Related stories:
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Posted by August, a resident of the Palo Alto Hills neighborhood, on Dec 16, 2012 at 10:03 am
The Homeless need IMMEDIATE REAL HOUSING, REAL TRAINING, and REAL JOBS; the 12-step religious AA/NA cult Drug & Alcohol Merry-Go-Round has got to come to a halt
Posted by A. Neck Dote, a resident of the Midtown neighborhood, on Dec 16, 2012 at 1:40 pm
The problem is, this is usually false hope. Giving people false hope is cruel.
Posted by Actually Doing Something About It..., a resident of East Palo Alto, on Dec 16, 2012 at 9:20 pm
And to the purveyors of negativity who have weighed in thus far, you've done exactly what to personally help alleviate the problem of homelessness??
Posted by Sean, a resident of the Midtown neighborhood, on Dec 17, 2012 at 10:00 am
I remember Synanon, which did a lot, and got these folks into a very productive situation. A lot of talk, talk sessions, along with assigned jobs. No excuses. Unfortunately, it was a socialist/fascist command society. Scary stuff (rattlesnakes in mail boxes, etc.). Maybe that is the way to go, though.
What do you think? The current model is certainly NOT working.