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Mistrust and mental health issues are barriers for homeless vets in Durango

Mistrust and mental health issues are barriers for homeless vets in Durango

At least 120 displaced veterans live in La Plata County Clockwise veterans Larry Jelinek, Greg Dotson, William Brooks, Butch Crim, Skip Ferguson and John Jerrett hold a meeting Thursday at the La Plata County Veterans Awareness Center. (Jerry McBride/Durango Herald) According to those who provide support services to veterans in Durango, self-esteem, mental illness and …

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Some of Austin's homeless are dying of treatable illnesses.  A group is working to bridge the disparity.

Some of Austin’s homeless are dying of treatable illnesses. A group is working to bridge the disparity.

It’s pouring rain as a medical team pulls into the parking lot of a fast food restaurant in East Austin to meet Denzil Wooten, 58, for a regular checkup. The team, known as M3 for Mobile, Medical and Mental Health Care Team, has been stalking Wooten about twice a week for three years. “We meet …

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DiNapoli: One in four homeless shelter clients with serious mental health issues were not placed in a mental health shelter

DiNapoli: One in four homeless shelter clients with serious mental health issues were not placed in a mental health shelter

According to an audit released today by State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli, the New York Department of Homeless Services (DHS) is failing to meet the needs of homeless New Yorkers, especially those who have mental health and addiction issues. The audit looked at DHS’s assessment and placement of clients and found that too often assessments …

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An exterior view of the makeshift shower Bianca Farias built in The Zone, a large homeless encampment near the Human Services Campus in Phoenix.

Phoenix should get homeless treatment before giving them a home

Homelessness in Phoenix is ​​an unprecedented disaster. The number of homeless people living on the streets has tripled since 2016, even as the number in shelters has fallen. In 2020, more than 500 homeless people died on the streets. This year, the number of homeless deaths in the city is expected to exceed 1,000. Most …

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Pray for our deceased homeless neighbors and take action to help the living

Pray for our deceased homeless neighbors and take action to help the living

“We live in one of the wealthiest cities in the country, but in King County…[we have] homeless people… unnoticed, unattended, unmourned. May we not rest in peace until this becomes more and more of our problem. Those words, spoken by Father Michael G. Ryan, pastor of St. James Cathedral, continue to resonate with me. St. …

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Helping the homeless: Street Medicine expands to Norristown

Helping the homeless: Street Medicine expands to Norristown

NORRISTOWN – Providing quality medical care for homeless people in Montgomery County has long been a priority for Mark Boorse. As Director of Program Development for Access Services, he helped launch a “Street Medicine” program in January 2021 in Pottstown, where a group of advocates and medical professionals work to meet people where they are …

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Barbara Campbell, a homeless woman, killed by a psychotic sleeper who kicked her in the head and body "30 times"

Barbara Campbell, a homeless woman, killed by a psychotic sleeper who kicked her in the head and body “30 times”

Barbara Campbell’s Life Story is featured on Stuff’s The long read podcast. Check it out by hitting the play button below, or find it on podcast apps like Apple podcast, Spotify Where Google Podcasts. Homeless woman Barbara Campbell was kicked to death in Christchurch by a schizophrenic sleeper who had been in and out of …

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