Archive for Saturday, January 7, 2006

Meeting to focus on homeless concerns

January 7, 2006


Lawrence's Coalition on Homeless Concerns will have its third annual Town Meeting on Homelessness next week.

The meeting will take place from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday at Trinity Lutheran Church, 1245 N.H. The meeting's general theme will be mental health issues in Lawrence.

Organizations that provide services to the homeless community will provide updates on their activities. The coalition members also will accept public comment about homeless issues.


neverright 12 years, 3 months ago

I would like to see the citizens of Lawrence put as much effort into a solution to the homeless problem as they have towards the smoking ban. As usual, people only become passionate about an issue when it's right in their face. Otherwise they can turn their heads to avoid the eye-sore of a homeless person sleeping on the sidewalk. The homeless need real help. Not just a closet to hide in.

lunacydetector 12 years, 3 months ago least the homeless will only be able to camp in residential neighborhoods and NOT in our downtown. i can't wait to see them living on our sidewalks in front of our homes. when it happens this summer, i will be willing to give them some money to sleep on the front yard sidewalks of all the homeless advocates who aren't homeless themselves.....let's see....there was some hate filled against Christians person who wrote a ripping editorial because some church decided to build a new church, and of course there is that one person who lobbied for the living wage, homeless situation and the empty T buses. if i come across a homeless person sleeping on the sidewalk in front of my house, i'll give them a few bucks and pay for the cab fare to go stay on the sidewalk in front of these activists' homes. i'm sure their neighbors will be accepting.

i can't wait for this summer.

Sandman 12 years, 3 months ago

I'd like to see an honest discussion about why we have so many more homeless people than other communties our size.

That discussion would have to confront the fact that most/all of the homeless people in Lawrence came here from somewhere else.

Then we could ask ourselves why they come here.

Then we would realize they come here for the services we provide.

Then we could figure out how many of the world's homeless Lawrence should take care of.

Then we could set our finances up to take care of that number.

Ragingbear 12 years, 3 months ago

There are a few events that are coming up that were not mentioned that centers around the huge homelessness problem in Lawrence.

Monday, Jan. 09 - Hope vs. Stigma - Voices of the Homeless Public Discussion, 3p.m.-4:30p.m., Lawrence Public Library.

Tues.., Jan. 10 -- 3rd Annual Town Meeting, Sponsor: Coalition on Homeless Concerns, 3-6 p.m. Trinity Lutheran Church

Wednesday, Jan. 11 - Successful Housing Programs for Persons with Mental Illness

 James Glenn, VP of Housing and Consumer Services, Mental Health Association of the Heartland, 7p.m.-9p.m., Lawrence Public Library

The second tuesday of each month, at 8:45 am, there is a meeting of the City's current taskforce on homelessness. They have been assigned to address the issues brought forth by the last task force that took 3 years to tell us what we already knew. Meets at City Hall.

Want to help? Get involved. Get involved, and we can start to address things in a way that may actually produce some results.

Ragingbear 12 years, 3 months ago

Just ship them off or ship them out eh? Sounds like you have some instabilities yourself.

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