We need every weapon available to us to combat this problem. I would not want to have to look at a homeless veteran in the eye and say, "Research told us that we didn't need transitional housing, so I'm sorry, I don't have a bed for you." That goes against everything I've learned in 23 years of serving homeless veterans.
It's safe to say things started looking up.
Isabel Ivanescu knows there are thousands of vacant homes in the city, and too many people living on the street.
A soft-spoken, charismatic man who had lived on our streets, off and on, for 27 years, Bethesda Cares had placed Tony into
The homelessness rate has dropped by nearly 95 percent.
Sometimes my job breaks my heart. Today was one of those days. My desk is in earshot of Bethesda Cares' reception desk, in our Drop-In Center for clients suffering homelessness.
At the conclusion of the pilot program, just 6% of clients remained homeless.
Recently, Thanksgiving brought the predictable LA Times coverage of the glowing altruism delivered to the notoriously vulnerable and underserved homeless residents of Skid Row. Once the turkey was put away, Kim Kardashian got back in her Bentley, and the rock band stopped serenading, I doubt the residents of Skid Row were left with much hope for the future.
"We used to underestimate the stabilizing impact that housing has.”