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Homeless Profile

November 25th, 2008 · No Comments

A report from Sacramento shows the following profile of the homeless in the county (top 5):

* 53.8% substance abuse

* 34.1% mentally ill

* 25.4% chronic cases (Federal officials define a chronically homeless person as someone who is disabled and who has lived on the streets for more than a year, or who has been homeless four times within three years.)

* 20.4% domestic violence

* 19.3% veterans

Sacramento officials report that the number of chronically homeless was down 5 percent, even as the total number of homeless within Sacramento County increased.

The reductions in chronic cases reflect a federal push to move resources from temporary shelters to supporting long-term housing efforts aimed at keeping the chronically homeless off the streets.

Do you think the government could come up with a simple program to heal the substance abusers?

Here is an example of a successful program for drug addiction treatment >> Community Addiction Recovery Association

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