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Do you think the SCV should have a year-round homeless shelter?


baldeagle1776: May 7, 2016 7:46 p.m.


SCVMJB: May 9, 2016 3:51 p.m.

We have a Shelter in Winter months which used to be our rainy season. It's rarely so cold that we would need shelter to keep from freezing! However in the summer months, the intensity of the sun and the heat we experience is severe and the number of days this occurs and the intensity is increasing snnuslly. We need a year-round shelter to help these people not only to be warm/dry in the winter and comfortable and safe from the sun's rays & heat in the summer, but a place to sleep and eat; to provide them with the means to seek employment; to shower and clean up for potential job interviews; to provide a place where they can be contacted or messages can be left from prospective employers.
The city provides use of city-owned land for the shelter. Some funds are provided by LAHSA but most of the operational funds, needs and services are provided by local community groups and volunteers, and NOT by "taxes". See details here:

SharonD: May 10, 2016 6:27 a.m.

"Built it, and they will come."

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