Dear Real Change,
The answer to homelessness is housing. Until there is enough housing, there will be shelter. Living in shelters is getting worse, more dangerous. The stabbing of a staff member at Angeline's should not have happened ["Violence..." RC, Aug. 1 - 7].The staff at Angeline's are a caring group to the clients needs. There are a lot of clients in Angeline's that are working and some others are looking for work every day. The problem is the clients that are on drugs or have mental issues. Over the years, I have seen guns, knives and even a chain saw come into the shelter. Human services have cut health programs for the mentally ill, among other programs. Although the clients do have problems, they are human beings and should be treated as such and not as a disposable commodity that can be thrown away. The bottom line is, where is the service for the poor!
Estella Wallace | Seattle