Upon reading the recent material printed on alleviating the problems of the homeless in the newspaper and the remedies for them, which I mostly agree with and think will be beneficial, there is one word that is glaringly absent.
That word is jobs.
I think jobs would be the backbone of success.
I fully realize that most of these people could not handle a 40-hour week, but I do think most of them may be able to handle, say, a 10-hour week.
For those who can, I think the jobs should be made available.
They would partially alleviate poverty, would provide a service necessary in the community and would increase their self esteem and in a few cases – who knows?- might lead to something more substantial.
Perhaps some entrepreneurs could get together and come up with something to help and hopefully realize a tax break.
Then again, I may be dreaming!
J.L. Mawle, Vernon