Every time you see a homeless person or camp, think of the affordable housing, supported housing and perhaps mental health services needed both to prevent homelessness and to get folks off the streets.
Giving cash to panhandlers does not help and often supports substance abuse, and many panhandlers are not homeless. Nonprofits and churches alone can’t fix this national problem: we need government.
Every time you see a homeless person, think about contacting your legislators about the massive cuts to homeless services in Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s budget.
— Madeleine Grant, M.D.
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