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Thu Feb 26 07:45:01 EST 2009
Today in the LATimes:
"Of 130 chronically homeless individuals deemed to be at high risk of dying on Santa Monica streets, 54 have been housed and are receiving treatment for mental or physical problems, including addictions. (The program is similar to the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors' Project 50, designed to house vulnerable individuals on skid row.)
Separately, Santa Monica's homeless community court, launched in 2007, has dismissed the citations or warrants of individuals who have sought treatment for addictions or mental illness. And the city's Project Homecoming program has helped reunite 310 homeless people with their families."
Story on Santa Monica's new policies:
Susan Mazur-Stommen, Ph.D.
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