Unhoused people w/mental health disabilities don’t need a court between them and housing and services. They need adequate housing and services, and outreach workers who can actually connect them to the things they need. Anything less is harm-induction in harm-reduction clothing. https://twitter.com/legalaidnyc/status/1597656497097691136
Community groups in New York are speaking out against Mayor Eric Adams' plan to involuntarily detain and hospitalize people experiencing mental illness. "Disappearing people experiencing homelessness … will not prevent the truth from coming out," says @Jawanza of @VOCALNEWYORK.
Yes! The idea that advocates want to do nothing is ridiculous. Evidence points to #housingfirst as the most effective way to end #homelessness. Permanent supportive housing WITH appropriate services is compassion, not forced institutionalization w/o housing. #HousingNotHandcuffs
“There [are] more and more students in crisis and the districts are not really getting more and more resources to help,” said Scott, the senior youth attorney with the National Homelessness Law Center. “It comes down to resources rather than any kind of bad intent. The lack of investment in our schools over time is obviously hitting homeless students even harder.” ... See MoreSee Less