Housing First is our innovation for ending homelessness in Savannah, outside the CSAH approaches from their CoC partners!
Originally posted on Homelessness in Savannah, Stories for Learning:
A civilized and humane society doesn’t look the other way. Yet public and private funds available to help homeless people are limited. Plus, this population is tough to serve. It includes people suffering from mental illnesses and addiction, along with those who lost jobs and lack the skills to get new ones.
Solutions are difficult and complex. A coordinated effort among area service agencies is necessary to squeeze the most out of every dollar, reduce duplication and get results.
We will address the “civilized & humane society” aspect of the quotation later!
Yes, we agree CSAH (Chatham Savannah Authority FOR the Homeless) should be mended at some level, however we (advocates outside the “system” of providers known as the Continuum of Care [CoC]) prefer a radical, innovative overhaul, possibly even addressing the charter that created the “Authority” if necessary.