First Steps in the Effort to Help Augusta’s Homeless
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Quite a few people are working to help mitigate the issues that present themselves as homelessness. The first step is to adopt a realistic view of the problems. Homelessness is a symptom of several deeper problems. These must be addressed in order to assist people in moving from homelessness to independence or at least only semi-dependence. Merely providing housing, particularly on a permanent basis is problematic at best. Emergency housing will no doubt be a continuing requirement in this battle, but until emergency housing per se is backed up with the necessary retraining/enculturation we are wasting huge amounts of human potential and are probably doing more long term harm than good.
This not something Augusta Commission need to run base on their pass history. All they is throw money at the problem.