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During the five years Tony Price roamed the streets and dozed in doorways, the emergency rooms of Sacramento’s hospitals were a regular place for him to sleep off a hard day’s drinking.
Continue reading Hospitals Step In To Help House The Homeless. Will It Make A Difference?
Mayor Brand says police have identified recycling centers as problems, and he supports an ordinance going before the City Council to require recycling centers relocate to industrial areas.
Source: Fresno City Council is considering an ordinance that would put heavy restrictions on recycling centers | abc30.com
A Message from the HCBS Advocacy Coalition
The National Council on Independent Living (NCIL) is a member of a national coalition of cross-disability and aging organizations supporting the Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) Settings Rule called the HCBS Advocacy Coalition.
The federal government issued the HCBS Settings Rule in 2014 to ensure that all people receiving Medicaid-funded HCBS have full access to the benefits of community living.
Continue reading What is Important to YOU about Community Living? Tell Your Story! | HCBS Advocacy Coalition
MIAMI ― As Hurricane Irma rapidly approached Florida’s southern coast, Ron Book, the chairman of the Miami-Dade County Homeless Trust, and the Miami-Dade Police Department made an unprecedented decision: They chose to detain homeless people ― some against their will ― to protect them from the storm.
Source: Ahead Of Hurricane Irma, Miami Detained Homeless People Against Their Will
MARBLEMOUNT, Wash. — John Janda knows he takes after his mother.
At 68, the graying building contractor is sentimental, just as she was. He smiles indulgently as he shows off photos of his 9-month-old grandson; he tears up at the memory of losing his dad in a construction accident more than 40 years ago. Continue reading A Rare Dementia Gene Runs In The Family, But He’s Fine — So Far
The city and county are exchanging requests and demands and looking into each other’s pockets to see if and how they can come together.
Source: Will Sacramento City and County finally join to solve homelessness? | ABC10.com
Abuse often leads to depression and medical problems in older patients — even death within a year of an abusive incident.
Yet, those subjected to emotional, physical or financial abuse too often remain silent. Identifying victims and intervening poses challenges for doctors and nurses.
Because visits to the emergency room may be the only time an older adult leaves the house, staff in the ER can be a first line of defense, said Tony Rosen, founder and lead investigator of the Vulnerable Elder Protection Team (VEPT), a program launched in April at the New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center ER.
The most common kinds of elder abuse are emotional and financial, Rosen said, and usually when one form of abuse exists, so do others. According to a New York study, as few as 1 in 24 cases of abuse against residents age 60 and older were reported to authorities. Continue reading Elder Abuse: ERs Learn How To Protect A Vulnerable Population
State Sen. Scott Weiner’s bill is one of about 130 housing measures attempting to address the crisis.
Source: Affordable Housing Goals Up For Debate In Legislature « CBS13 | CBS Sacramento
More than 2,000 people are living unsheltered in Sacramento County. The city and county should work together to weave a true network of care.
Source: Mayor Darrell Steinberg: Does Sacramento have the will to fix homelessness? | The Sacramento Bee
- California has the largest number of homeless veterans in the United States at 24% of the total population in our nation.
- 50% of California’s veterans live with serious mental illness
- 26% of homeless adults staying in shelters live with serious mental illness and 46% live with severe mental illness and/or substance use disorders.
- Tenants of permanent supportive housing reduced their visits to the emergency department by 56 percent, and their hospital admissions by 45 percent.
- Housing options must be provided across the continuum of care and include crisis residential facilities for adults and children.
What to Do? Continue reading #SchoolofBadass | Mental Illness & Housing
When the homeless lady comes out of the bathroom and had eaten she is given the other girl’s chair and promptly tries to go back to sleep.
At which point they come in saying lets go the doctor released you. You have to go now, if you go now you’ll get a bus token, but you have to leave now. She is begging to stay a bit longer.
This shit box with no AC is like torture to me and for her it is safety. My heart breaks.
Continue reading TO STEVE BRANDAU | WE’RE BEGGING FOR HELP & THIS IS OUR HELP (PT 2)