We got this link from Paul Bellan-Boyer of JCECDC.
Paul said “The PBS show ‘NOW’ has a several pieces on homelessness this week that you may find a useful resource in communicating the Continuum of Careâ€™s mission (and HUDâ€™s emphasis on chronic homelessness) to others.”
â€œWhat will most help homeless people reenter the fabric of society? Some say the answer is right there in the question: a home. This week, NOW investigates a program that secures apartments for the long-term homeless, even if they haven’t kicked their bad habits. If you think that sounds crazy, think again. Advocates say this approach reduces costs, encourages self-help and counseling participation, and restores self-esteem. The evidence seems to be with them, and the program is spreading to hundreds of cities across the country. NOW follows a man nicknamed ‘Footie’ who invited us to see this idea in action in New York City.â€
To watch the video click here and then on the Home at Last? link on the video icon.