Monday, January 31, 2011
A Ten Year Plan To End Homelessness in Sarasota County:
The response has been terrific. Today the Sarasota Herald Tribune published two editorials about the upcoming process to create a ten year plan to end homelessness. The links are as follows: First, the lead editorial http://www.heraldtribune.com/article/20110131/OPINION/101311027/2198/OPINION?Title=Building-hope-for-the-homeless
and then the guest editorial, co-authored by Carolyn Mason and myself:
Since the editorials were published I have already heard from a number of interested citizens. I am especially grateful to the medical community. Doctors, P.A.'s, nurses and public health workers have all written to tell me of their efforts to treat and care for the homeless. This kind of input is critical to ensure success of thus process.
Others have written to me to give ideas about creating shelter or using available space. I know a lot of you are concerned with Veterans and putting them in touch with available services. Women and children can end up homeless for a variety of reasons yet escape public attention. This process will give the whole community a chance to work together for the benefit of us all.