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Supervisors vote to fund North County shelter

Original post made on Apr 24, 2014

An East Palo Alto shelter will open its doors to Palo Alto and other northern Santa Clara County homeless people with help from a $76,650 grant, the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors has announced.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Thursday, April 24, 2014, 1:36 PM

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Posted by Confused
a resident of another community
on Apr 24, 2014 at 2:30 pm

There is no question that Project WeHOPE provides sterling service to the homeless community, but in what way does replacing 70 in one location beds with 5 in another even begin to mitigate the problem?

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Posted by mike f
a resident of Old Mountain View
on Apr 24, 2014 at 3:03 pm

5 beds is a start
but woefully inadequate
mountain view had an almost 300% increase in homelessness from 2011 - 2013 according to the county survey
and the fastest growth in homelessness is in north county
something to do with rising rents and displaced renters!!!

more beds 365 day a year are needed

but what really is needed is 2 fold
-- a replacement for the cold weather armory closing in sunnyvale housing about 124 during inclement weather
- AND attached to that a ONE STOP shopping center for the homeless with medical including psychiatric and substance abuse services, social serves to sign clients up for medical insurance and cal fresh cards and vta passes and access to financial assistance they are not getting like va benefits and disability and social security

kudos to supervisor Simitian for taking this on

time to think out of the box, think big, think one stop services attached to shelter

mike fischetti

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