Helping the Homeless
The homelessness issue needs to be addressed with solutions that extend compassion and support. I have worked with homelessness issues in Dallas County for over 15 years. The solution is not as simple as just providing a person with a home.
The solution that will make homelessness non-recurring needs to be a coordinated approach that delivers more than just housing. It needs to include the means to maintain and keep a house which would take into account securing steady employment, availability of financial literacy training, and health services.
For those who are homeless and are not ready for that responsibility, it’s important we provide shelter, food and day programs.