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

W.C.Tinker wtinker@metrocast.net
Thu, 2 Jan 2003 10:41:21 -0500


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I agree it also could be worlds biggest coffin!
Bill
New Hampshire Homeless / founded 11-28-99
25 Granite Street
Northfield,N.H. 03276  USA
603-286-2492
Advocates,activists,for disabled,displaced human rights.
http://www.newhampshirehomeless.org
http://www.nationalhomeless.org/state/newhampshire.html
NH-ADAPT / NOT DEAD YET

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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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  FAMILY=3D"SANSSERIF">It would be a night-mare.....&nbsp; Same =
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  endeavor.&nbsp; The "right size for a homeless shelter?&nbsp; I'd say =
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