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Augusta Could Make Great Strides for the Homeless

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Our community has many issues that are significant in nature, and one that is on the top of my list is homelessness. Certainly, in my mind, homelessness is just as significant as the problems we face with violence, poverty and drugs. 

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  1. Homelessness is a symptom of mental illness and drug and alcohol addition. Yes there are some who are acutely homeless, but those are the ones whose situation can be solved by many agencies and charities. Chronic homelessness can’t be solved by engaging some people who may be able to talk about what they are experiencing – the homeless themselves, unless it is a psychiatric intervention to get them back on their medications. If we ask the chronically homeless what they think is needed the most to make a significant contribution toward helping them get back on their feet, they would ask to be saved, but they would prefer money for the next high. The mentally ill do not want to be bound by your societal norms. They are not going to willingly adjust to regimented domicile. Society isn’t permitted to lock up or require conformity from those that continue to be homeless, even if it were in a plush hotel. Homelessness sadly is an ancient problem, it continues as an integral part of the human condition, and the social justice warrior’s only solution is to ask why society hasn’t addressed the problem.

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