Tuesday, March 30, 2010


Saw this article this morning in the New York Times and thought it was interesting. A very good read if you have time to take a look at it. Below is a snapshot of the article.

There is but one homeless man in Times Square these days. Others were convinced to take housing by nonprofit agencies who began sharing information about ages, medical conditions and personal issues that might be keeping them homeless. Read about “Heavy” and a social worker who says "I just have this dream that all of a sudden something will snap, and he’ll say, ‘I’d love to have housing.’"

AMIE POSPISIL, an associate director at Common Ground Community, on the lone homeless man living in Times Square.

Posted by Myrna Meadows, NRS, International Falls

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thanks to Myrna for posting this story. I have shared it with many of the folks here in our area, as it talks about the program we have adopted in Fargo to deal with the chronic homeless.

We will celebrate the opening of our 42 unit apartment home for homeless in May. Clay County hopes to have a 24 bed place open in the fall.

I imagine the downturn in the economy has helped to make for an upturn in the homeless numbers all over our country. We have seen a lot of this in the last year.

Thanks again Myrna.

Howard Barlow, NRS, Bremer Bank
Fargo, ND