Discussing the Unhoused Part 2

A lethal dose of fentanyl as compared to a penny.DEA
  • Of the 28 alleged drug dealers named, 27 live outside of San Francisco
  • Housing access –A stable living environment is a critical factor in recovery of the homeless.
  • Well-trained staff –Compassionate, flexible and experienced care is vital to an effective program.
  • Client-centered services –A tailored treatment plan can provide a better pathway to recovery than a one-size-fits-all program.
  • Integrated services –Since the homeless often have co-occurring mental issues, having multidisciplinary professionals in-house can provide centralized, coordinated treatment for greater effectiveness.
  • Comprehensive services –Addressing the many complex needs of a homeless person — including survival and social needs — treats homelessness holistically (treats the whole person, rather than just symptoms). — From “Providing Treatment for Homeless People with Substance Use Disorders.” National Health Care for the Homeless Council. August 2003.

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Cindy Casey

Cindy Casey

My travel blog www.PassportandBaggage.com and my www.ArtandArchitecture-sf.com blog are quiet due to the Pandemic. I need to write, so here I go.