The veterans first take a 10-week class on aspects of agriculture and small-scale farming, such as soil management, planting techniques, irrigation and how to deal with insects and mildew. Then they work together to seed, plant, weed, till and harvest vegetables that go to the Clark County Food Bank.
Opposition to welfare programs has been primarily in the United States. Members of both the Republican and Democratic Party (as well as third parties such as the Libertarians have favored reducing or eliminating welfare. The landmark piece of legislation which reduced welfare was the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Act under the Clinton administration.
When veteran unemployment dipped earlier this year, experts weren’t sure whether it was a trend or just a blip. That doubt has since been clarifie…
Hundreds of veterans are sleeping on the street or in the emergency shelter system in the District of Columbia. This brief examines data from the vulnerability index survey, completed by the DC Department of Health and Human Services and Common Ground, a nonprofit supportive housing provider.
The annual cost for homeless inpatient care in the region is $70 million, according to the county Department of Health Services.
Cuts to homelessness services are unacceptable at a time when so many in our state are struggling to leave homelessness behind or to keep a roof over their head.
Amos Allen recently gave out 50 gift bags to the homeless, filled with toiletries, food and a Bible, paid for out of his own pocket.
“There has been a 10-year effort at the federal level to reduce chronic homelessness among individuals with significant mental health or other kinds of disabilities,” said Rice. “It is a lot cheaper to help them afford stable housing with the services they need than to allow them to languish on the streets, which costs the government more money in health care costs, trips to emergency rooms—not to mention jail.”
Where do we begin to reclaim our city? Maybe we start with the trashed flowerpot in front of Macy’s, the gum spots all over our streets or the camped-out teenagers; we begin with the little things. Maybe our broken hearts will lead us to the sadness of those broken lives with nowhere to turn.
Seattle has succeeded in growing some of the greatest companies in the history of the world. We now need that same passion and creativity to rebuild our community. We are up to the task. This is what great cities do.