The Desperate and the Dead: Mental Illness and Homelessness
Date:  12-09-2016

Arrests do not solve the problem, so what can?
From The Boston Globe:

In the sixth part of the series "The Desperate and the Dead," the Globe Spotlight Team investigates homelessness. Often ignored by the public, many homeless people struggle with severe mental illness and addiction, discarded by a world that has given up on them. But, in some quarters, the chronically homeless loom like giants, challenging and sometimes overwhelming the front-line workers charged with sorting out their problems. For police and courts and caseworkers who manage mental health care, for jails and emergency rooms, homeless people are not forgotten; it's just that efforts to help so often fail.

Read the complete article here.

Read the six part series The Desperate and the Dead, including article on Families in Fear, Police Confrontations, Community Care, Courts and Prisons here.