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What can we do to help homeless people know what is available for them?
With all the talks of refugees a lot of misconceptions have been spread about current down on their luck people. Like "we feed and house refugees but not our own". So what can we all do to stop the homeless from believing these things and help them know what IS available for them?
In the mid-1980s, the downtown Dayton, Ohio public library placed a set of huge bulletin boards just inside of and facing the front entrance foyer, pinning up every helping program and place in the county for all to examine. The librarian at the desk next to it helped anyone who had questions. The city social services agency placed a smaller information board at the nearby Greyhound bus station, a few blocks away. I suspect some boards were posted in other places as well.
Posting the information in public with easy access and having someone right there to discuss it helped Dayton, along with other actions - today Dayton is one of the most interesting and economically healthy cities in the state, whereas it was one of the worst back in the early 2000s.
What a great idea! Targeting places homeless are known to frequent is a great idea. I wonder why they no longer do this?
Librarian at entrance still helps, but a shelf of flyers is not as good. Agencies now are more known in community, but info at bus station & some city bus stops & in buses is posted, with maps for finding the places - all within walking dista
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