Monday, September 05, 2005

"All our problem now"

Mentally ill homeless is a real problem all around the country. This is a very interesting article from the Arizona Republic online website on the scope of the problem in one metropolitan area.

The Arizona Republic

"Plenty of people - police who struggle to deal with homeless mentally ill, citizens who can't use parks, the sick who wait hours in emergency rooms, everyone with a conscience dismayed by the sight of helpless, vulnerable human beings living a miserable life on the streets - say the current situation is untenable.

But it's far from hopeless. A new approach pioneered in California and recently introduced in Phoenix is proving effective in helping the mentally ill homeless build new lives."