|

Donnie Maggard, Placerville
“This is a tough question, and I can’t tell you I have an answer. Having seen the problem up close in Placerville I can tell you that there’s a fine line between helping and enabling. We will continue to be a nuisance until someone figures this out.”

Donnie Maggard, Placerville
“This is a tough question, and I can’t tell you I have an answer. Having seen the problem up close in Placerville I can tell you that there’s a fine line between helping and enabling. We will continue to be a nuisance until someone figures this out.”
Jessie Mills, Sacramento
“Making what resources there are more available. Programs like Wind can really change lives, especially for young people like me who didn’t choose this lifestyle. Homeless people need more than food and clean clothes. They need transportation and opportunities.”
Lisa Campodonico, Rocklin
“We need to start by acknowledging that homelessness exists. I used to see all these homeless kids when I was driving around Sacramento and wonder why they weren’t in school. Now I work for Wind Youth Services and I hear what these kids have been through and it’s unbelievable. They’re survivors. There are families out there that need help.”
Mike Barr, Cameron Park
“One huge need among the Placerville homeless is access to drug and alcohol rehabilitation services. Sacramento has recovery programs for the homeless; we have nothing in Placerville. At F.A.I.T.H. (Feeding and Inspiring the Homeless) we’re getting them out of the cold at night and trying to teach them to be accountable and responsible, but they need a lot more.”
Vivek Anand, Sacramento
“We need to know more about their underlying needs. This population has substance abuse problems and psychological issues that make us difficult to deal with. As a society we need to understand what homelessness is and why it occurs; then sincerely reach out a hand to help.”

Leave a Reply

Recently Commented

  • Rob Vomund: This is a well written piece. We are lucky to have such nice parks in EDH to use for recreation, exercise...
  • M.D.: Tired of corruption? Vote no on ANY more Nuttings! The person who has to declare their honesty like here is...
  • robertdnoll: you’re right Keith,you have to listen for them,dogs barking at night is more annoying but that can...
  • Keith Chitwood: I live in the path of the cargo flights that arrive on a daily or, in this case, nightly basis. I...
  • Tom Grace: I am a recent triple play member @ teal bend and am trying to inquire about your mens club since it seams...