[Hpn] Floating "Hostels" for those called Homeless - temporary shelter - ...

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Thu, 02 Jan 2003 10:18:46 -0500 (EST)


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hccjr@bellsouth.net writes:

> <<<How do feel about a 1,200 room Hostel facility that is "self
> contained" with medical services, education, job training,
> mini-mart, barber and beauty shops, clothing store, day care,
> recreational facilities, pool, mental health, on-board jobs, etc?
> 
> If such a facility could be established in either New York or San
> Francisco as a "Pilot Program" would you want to live on the USS
> Hostel for a time to get back on your feet?>>>

It would be a night-mare.....  Same reasoning applies here as to why 
"Mega-shelters" are a bad idea.  You concentrate those with problems, you end 
up with a "problem facility".  Would YOU want to live in the community where 
this thing is docked?  Something of that size would reguire a LONG list of 
harshly enforced rules to make it survivable.  There's a "right size" for 
just about any human endeavor.  The "right size for a homeless shelter?  I'd 
say 100 to 150 people would be optimum.  1200 would be a Kafkaesq nightmare!
Matt Parkhouse, RN
Colorado Springs, CO




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mini-mart, barber and beauty shops, clothing store, day care,<BR>
recreational facilities, pool, mental health, on-board jobs, etc?<BR>
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If such a facility could be established in either New York or San<BR>
Francisco as a "Pilot Program" would you want to live on the USS<BR>
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</FONT><FONT  COLOR="#000000" style="BACKGROUND-COLOR: #ffffff" SIZE=2 FAMILY="SANSSERIF" FACE="Arial" LANG="0">It would be a night-mare.....&nbsp; Same reasoning applies here as to why "Mega-shelters" are a bad idea.&nbsp; You concentrate those with problems, you end up with a "problem facility".&nbsp; Would YOU want to live in the community where this thing is docked?&nbsp; Something of that size would reguire a LONG list of harshly enforced rules to make it survivable.&nbsp; There's a "right size" for just about any human endeavor.&nbsp; The "right size for a homeless shelter?&nbsp; I'd say 100 to 150 people would be optimum.&nbsp; 1200 would be a Kafkaesq nightmare!<BR>
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