Each time I browse thise article I see something new. First, Mr. Ginsburgs might have the best intentions at heart. Only he is not the Homeless. He is a suit one of the elite. Even he unless he has walked in the shoes of the homeless do not know their needs.
Unless this Designed around the individual needs of each homeless person it is doomed to fail. Why teach an economic graduate how to budget? Yes I had an accountant in my home many years ago back in Maine, who felt entitled, and that the poor the homelerss where just idiots one christmas eve. 10 years back he called the hotline I run out of my apartment. He had found the American Lie, devalued him and his his wife, he was homeless.
There is no mention if his super shelter allow for families, or Domestice Violence targets. But for insurance and safety reasons one does not want to house children in the same units as recoverying addicts. Not all homeless are addicts.
Instead of being red tape jockeies, who degrade those they get paid to help, those designing the program can make it designed around the needs of the users. It is not the services providers which should desing this but the users should have imput. It should NOT be a one thought fits all. Homeless certified accountants should not be tought budgets, they should be teaching them.
I see this as a ware house at best and a prison at worst. I looks like a collage campus in the up close shot, but the Denver Post had the prison feel of the wire gate in iys photo. How great of shame will be connected with this shelter? How inhumane will its clients feel, and be treated?
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