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Holiday Fund: Giving hope to the homeless

Original post made on Dec 16, 2012

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. ==B Related stories:==
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• [Web Link Palo Alto Weekly Holiday Fund kicks off]

Read the full story here Web Link posted Saturday, December 15, 2012, 10:09 AM


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Posted by August
a resident of Palo Alto Hills
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

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Posted by A. Neck Dote
a resident of Midtown
on Dec 16, 2012 at 1:40 pm

The problem is, this is usually false hope. Giving people false hope is cruel.

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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??

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Posted by Sean
a resident of Midtown
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.