PBS NOW has Series on Homelessness

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 Care’s mission (and HUD’s emphasis on chronic homelessness) to others.”

Home at Last?

“What 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.”

To watch the video click here and then on the Home at Last? link on the video icon.