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Young, homeless and sick

Original post made on Jul 21, 2018

Santa Clara County's rising numbers of homeless youth could spur a future health care crisis.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, July 20, 2018, 11:12 AM

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Posted by Sparky Harlan
a resident of another community
on Jul 21, 2018 at 8:12 pm

Great articles on a difficult situation. Please let Kim that the downtown drop-in center of Bill Wilson Center is now open 23 hours, 7 days a week. So many young people did not have a place to sleep so we now have overnight “respite”. While it is true that there are more homeless youth under age 18 and homeless young adults (ages 18-25) we do provide housing to over 500 individuals including young parents and their children every night. We continue to work with churches, other nonprofits, and communities to seek out new solutions. We have more young people entering college and working than ever before. I believe we can end youth and family homelessness. Thank you for bringing to light a population that is often overlooked.

Posted by Jack
a resident of another community
on Jul 21, 2018 at 10:40 pm

Thanks for stating the larger problem so completely. I agree one hundred percent with your article.

I also made note of this line: "If you only care about money, it's actually quite expensive to have homelessness persist."

Bingo. Wake up people. We're all in this together. If not you today, it may be your heirs, or theirs, tomorrow.

Posted by Solution?
a resident of Rex Manor
on Jul 25, 2018 at 10:04 pm

So what are we doing about it? Vancouver has a similar problem and they are building more transitional housing. Can Santa Clara county build more of that? It's ridiculous that we just let people live in campers on the street. I don't blame people in Jackson Park for not wanting campers outside their houses. That's not a sustainable solution to the problem and doesn't help anyone.

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