Recently, there have been more than a few local sweeps of homeless camps in a sign that KCMO is starting to realize these places pose a danger to the public and inhabitants.
As always, we strive to provide an alternative perspective and highlight this worthwhile comment on the tough subject . . .
"These aren't homeless camps - they are open-air drug encampments. The violence, abuse, and depravity in these places do not justify the "homeless" name - it's a farce and really misleading name. When someone says "homeless" we think about the single mother who lost her job and couldn't afford rent and is living on the streets. This is not the case in these places. That mother has 101 resources in Kansas City to have a roof over their head. These open air drug encampments are probably the most inhumane product of the "understanding" and "compassionate" left who think people have a right to do drugs and camp where ever they please."
Meanwhile, here's a look at local resources for people on the street as winter approaches . . .
Elected leaders and private shelter providers have started a new Houseless Shelter Dashboard Monday to better track available beds for those who need shelter.
“Once their max capacity is met then the city will then open additional community centers as shelters,” Parks-Shaw explained. “What’s different this year than last year is that we are collaborating and utilizing the resources already in place, with experts leading us in this charge.”
Kansas City also has established a centralized community drop off center at the City Union Mission’s warehouse to accept donations of warm clothing, hygiene supplies and other items.
The city council has approved spending $650,000 to help private shelters expand their capacity and hire more staff.
Read more via www.TonysKansasCity.com news link . . .
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The city is launching a new action plan to help the homeless find shelter during cold winter months. It's an effort to coordinate aid with charitable agencies. Elected leaders and private shelter providers have started a new Houseless Shelter Dashboard Monday to better track available beds for those who need shelter.