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Mistrust and mental health issues are barriers for homeless vets in Durango

Mistrust and mental health issues are barriers for homeless vets in Durango

At least 120 displaced veterans live in La Plata County Clockwise veterans Larry Jelinek, Greg Dotson, William Brooks, Butch Crim, Skip Ferguson and John Jerrett hold a meeting Thursday at the La Plata County Veterans Awareness Center. (Jerry McBride/Durango Herald) According to those who provide support services to veterans in Durango, self-esteem, mental illness and …

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DiNapoli: One in four homeless shelter clients with serious mental health issues were not placed in a mental health shelter

DiNapoli: One in four homeless shelter clients with serious mental health issues were not placed in a mental health shelter

According to an audit released today by State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli, the New York Department of Homeless Services (DHS) is failing to meet the needs of homeless New Yorkers, especially those who have mental health and addiction issues. The audit looked at DHS’s assessment and placement of clients and found that too often assessments …

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New York Police Department officers wake sleeping passengers and direct them to the exits of the 207th Street station on the A train, Thursday, April 30, 2020, in the Manhattan borough of New York City.  In New York City's latest effort to address a mental health crisis on its streets and subways, Mayor Eric Adams announced on Tuesday, November 29, 2022 that authorities would step in more aggressively to help people with need treatment, claiming there was

New York homeless man hospitalized against his will for mental illness

The nation’s largest city is ordering authorities to confront and involuntarily hospitalize people with serious mental illness on the streets, New York City Mayor Eric Adams said Tuesday. The aggressive move to get people with mental illnesses off the streets comes in a year when homelessness rates in New York City have exacerbated shelters and …

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Photo Courtesy City of Port Hueneme

Backpack Medicine Offers Good Help For The Homeless – Tri County Sentry

Photo courtesy of City of Port Hueneme Port Hueneme – The City Council’s report on the homeless situation in the area on November 7 continues with Homeless Liaison Officer Henry Montelongo saying 12 residents of the homeless community have been contacted about the city’s backpack medicine program and 11 were receptive to receiving services. He …

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