Supervised Housing gives "disabled" homeless a haven & help?

Thomas Cagle (nh-adapt@juno.com)
Sun, 30 May 1999 06:27:20 -0400


Bakersfield Californian - May 25, 1999

HOUSING COMPLEX GIVES THE DISABLED HOMELESS A HAVEN AND HELPING HAND

By OLIVIA GARCIA - Californian staff writer

In time this level of supervision will help no one. it is by it's very
structure a transitional housing approach. 

Tightly bundled service and housing packages can only work to the point
that the 'served' population need this level of assistance. Bundled
housing for example was less preferable to a friend of mine than a
nursing home bed. To escape the MH services she opted for an
institutional bed. What she needed was assistance transferring from her
chair to other surfaces. 

For a short-term placement to other supported living it might serve a
purpose, as an end placement it is just a gangplank to abyss.

Tom C


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