Is Housing First a better answer for addictions?: Should Homeless Shelters Allow Alcohol? – The Dish | By Andrew Sullivan – The Daily Beast


Should Homeless Shelters Allow Alcohol? – The Dish | By Andrew Sullivan – The Daily Beast.

Here are some stats for you (from Seattle)!

What do you think is the total cost a year for our chronically homeless as they go from hospital to jail to street & back through this maze in Savannah?

The proof is in, Housing First models work in this regard, save taxpayers money & actually get people off of the addicted substances a lot of the time too!

This article takes another position on wet shelters but we believe that’s not the only answer, Housing First with real housing needs to be worked on for Savannah’s chronically homeless!

What do you think about wet shelters vs Housing First models for Savannah?

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5 Responses to Is Housing First a better answer for addictions?: Should Homeless Shelters Allow Alcohol? – The Dish | By Andrew Sullivan – The Daily Beast

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  3. Here’s a study to support allowing alcohol consumption in a housing environment for the chronically homeless!

    Kind of supports the opinion above too!

    http://www.washington.edu/news/articles/homeless-heavy-drinkers-imbibe-less-in-housing-that-allows-alcohol

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  5. I don’t think it’s either/or (vs). Housing First is a basic step in dealing with poverty and homelessness, and shelters will be needed for a little bit longer in society unfortunately, and wet shelters are a stepping stone to housing first. Also, housing first allows for some low-barrier living, but there are still some people who are in need of a great deal of healing, and they WILL get evicted, even from low barrier housing. Having wet shelters means they dont die on the street, and that when they are ready to heal and get back into housing, they are still alive to do so.

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