On May 14, 2012, the leaders of the non-profit organizations that make up the three points of Trenton’s social services “triangle” wrote a response to the Times of Trenton’s recent article and subsequent editorial about that area of Trenton which attracts the community’s homeless individuals who rely on the critical services that their organizations provide.
“… Let’s focus on doing everything we can to make Trenton’s social services zone a model of exemplary interagency cooperation in order to maximize and enrich the services offered to Trenton’s chronically homeless. We should be guided by the premise that those we are seeking to help are not problem people, but rather people with problems.”
They also recognize that the concept of a one-stop service center is worth exploring and lay out their plans to do that along with the concerns that must be addressed.
In conclusion to quote the writers again, they reflect the feelings and experience of all of us who are working to end homelessness across the state, “We all must constantly do more with less.”