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Mon Nov 26, 2012, 11:06 AM

21. We have a few near where I live, people leave them meals.

They have a shelter for both men & women that is available and a selection of soup kitchens. I think a couple of them have some mental health issues, and unfortunately we no longer have places for them to stay long term. St. Ronnie took care of that. When I was working it was easier to convince them to go to the MH facility, where there was some coping structure and access to their regularly prescribed medications.

The plight of homelessness & those with mental health needs greatly increased when Reagan did away with the Mental Health Systems Act of 1980...the sole responsibility went to the states which were ill equipted and unfunded, treatment was replaced with incarceration.

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