What does it say? That this Cadillac of all programs gives the homeless hands to hold and everything they might need to make it through life? Well, excuse me for my hard-heartedness, but, while I am all for giving a FEW basic needs to those who are down and out, this goes WAY beyond that.
Kudos to Arnie.
I have no info on the efficiency of this program, it may be good or bad.
Mental illness help is NOT just handholding though. Some mentally ill are so delusional they are dangerous to both themselves and others. That’s when then get really expensive. And with a little help they can some of them can get out of the homeless rut. It could be very cost effective, if run properly.
10 Year Plans; Housing With Supportive Services
The Bush Administration came up with the 10 Year Plan to End Chronic Homelessness b/c it’s cost effective. It involves housing with supportive services. These supportive services (hand holding) cost less than jail/locked psychiatric health facilities.