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Utah gives homes to the homeless & other solutions

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I saw the attached sign on a friend’s Facebook post.  The state of Utah has decided that the expense of caring for the homeless, (an average of almost $17 thousand a year for each person on the street due to ER visits and jail expenses.) could be reduced by assigning individuals apartments and social workers which only costs the state $11 thousand a year per person.  The result?  Utah has reduced homelessness in their state by 78%.
Below that article is another from Canada, offering 7 solutions to Homelessness including having trade fairs for the homeless where they can get the information and social services all in one place to take the overwhelming confusion out of their plight and provide concrete solutions to combat what appears as a hopeless situation.  The author also points out that homeless addicts present the most difficult challenge.  He suggests that many people have been addicts for a decade or longer and need time to recover. Recovery houses are less expensive than treatment facilities; they provide support and “The best-run recovery centres, such as Impact House in California or The Last Door in New Westminster, report that up to 90 per cent of the clients who complete their programs are still clean a year later.” –By Monte Paulsen
As far as contributing to a homeless charity, my lovely wife has taught me to check out an organization’s report card before contributing, to make sure they are on the level and that the money contributed actually goes for what is claimed. 
The National Alliance to End Homelessness scored a 4 out of 4 from Charity Navigator.  
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Utah is Ending Homelessness by Giving People Homes

Earlier this month, Hawaii State representative Tom Bower (D) began walking the streets of his Waikiki district with a sledgehammer, and smashing shopping carts use…
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The Tyee – Seven Solutions to Homelessness

Each is working somewhere else, and will save money and lives here.
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Charity Navigator Rating – National Alliance to End Home…

National Alliance to End Homelessness is a Human Services charity rated 4 of 4 stars by Charity Navigator. Located in Washington, DC, it is one of 7,525 organizatio…
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PS- Please keep the three kidnapped children from Israel: Eyal, Gilad & Naftali in your prayers.  Visualize their captors hearts opening, so that compassion comes into the situation.  As my friend Janey Pachman Welis said: ” May they (the children’s mothers ) soon be hugging their sons & their weeping turn to gladness.”
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Profile Pictures – Janey Pachman Welis | Facebook

Janey Pachman Welis posted this photo on 2014-06-18. 17 likes. 6 comments. 0 shares.
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May your weekend provide a shelter for you and those around you.