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Part of the problem is lack of subsidized housing and support from welfare. I don't know if this has changed but you can't collect if you have no address. ... View >
From: Marg - Posted: 17-Jun-11 - 17:24
Part of the problem is lack of subsidized housing and support from welfare. I don't know if this has changed but you can't collect if you have no address. How would someone who has a mental illness get help & support.
There was once a project were homeless people built a community of small houses inside of a warehouse. It was a very successful experiment. People learned a useful skill and could live in the homes. But since it was in a warehouse it had to be dismantled. Back to square one!! I also believe subsidized homes should be spread out not all in one area creating a ghetto.
We need to help people to help themselves. Maybe that's naive. I'm sure there are people who would volunteer to teach how to prepare healthy meals or how to do minor repairs etc.etc. Also support groups were people can get together and just talk about their problems.
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