Here's some context: 80% of a person's health spending in their lifetime occurs in their final 2 years of life. We spend massively for very little gain. Yet, here, we could make a massive difference and for those who are enabled to end the dysfunction, we could have massive gains that would accrue over decades. We need to focus on things that enable self-help (training, job search assistance, financial literacy, housing search assistance) and end enabling of self-destruction. Basic shelter (large room with cots), with access to hygeine and sanitation is what should be provided to those who are unwilling (but capable) of engaging in activities to better themselves. The laws and bylaws should apply to everyone.
i see no evidence that "more money" leads to lifestyle changes and recovery for addicts.
and for the cost of that one hotel in vancouver we could have housed 1000 people in 10 cot facilities spread around the province.
Edited by Victoria Watcher, 08 August 2020 - 11:43 AM.