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Sun Mar 28, 2021, 04:58 AM

Sacramento launches first 'Safe Ground' homeless camping site under downtown freeway

For years, dismayed Sacramento city officials watched as unhoused people set up disheveled tent cities under downtown freeways. Now, in a strategy shift, the city is inviting some homeless to do just that — but now in a controlled fashion.

Saturday, under a newly bolted a “Safe Ground” sign on a pole in a parking lot at 6th and W streets, crews setup up a row of port-a-potties and cleaning stations, and city officials put out the word:

“This is a place where not only you can stay without being asked to move every day, but we can ramp up case management and make this a full-service triage center,” Councilwoman Katie Valenzuela, who represents downtown, said.

The City Council recently voted to set up a series of indoor or outdoor triage centers citywide where the unsheltered can come for services and, in this case, set up residence.

Read more: https://www.sacbee.com/news/local/homeless/article250261360.html

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TexasTowelie Mar 28 OP
Ziggysmom Mar 28 #1
NurseJackie Mar 28 #3
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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sun Mar 28, 2021, 07:22 AM

1. Basic hygiene services is a start. Especially hope they can assist the most vulnerable folks.

Shalom

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Sun Mar 28, 2021, 07:25 AM

3. Yes!! Have you seen the videos of free "street-barbers" who give haircuts to the homeless?

The reactions after they see themselves in the mirror always bring a tear.

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Sun Mar 28, 2021, 07:23 AM

2. Can the physical location be used as a valid mailing address for job-hunters?

Or even for civic-minded individuals who want to register to vote? That would be nice.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sun Mar 28, 2021, 07:42 AM

4. Wow, that's so cool.

I came very close to living in a tent, only through the generosity of my friends did I end up with a home. It's great to see that people who have lost everything are being taken care of.

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