Our lingering myth in Savannah, we’re a mecca for the homeless: busted | Shattering myths about homelessness Page 1 of 2 | UTSanDiego.com

Many may believe the myth that establishing services for homeless people will cause homeless people from all around to migrate to a city. A recent study, however, found that 75 percent of homeless people are still living in the city in which they became homeless.

We need a similar study in Savannah, or better yet, with a more engaging outreach effort we can get that data for Savannah.

We have written about the mecca issue before & our perspectives are generally a “so what” answer.

We believe that if we have effective programs that are getting people out of homelessness & we’re getting them out because of the innovations in services that we see are possible & available then we will be

via Shattering myths about homelessness Page 1 of 2 | UTSanDiego.com.

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Advocating for Homelessness Issues in Savannah, GA, so that we can educate, share experiences & generate a Christian understanding of the issues & people who experience, support & attempt to end homelessness in Savannah, GA or anywhere else we can share stories from or about...
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