Tag: "substance abuse"
The long-anticipated Homeless Resource Directory is finally here! Comprehensive contact information for programs providing housing and/or services to persons who are homeless or at risk of homeless are included . Homeless services and programs are dynamic in nature so please submit any Directory updates, revisions or additions to the UNITY Director of Information and Referral, […]View Post
Homelessness in New Orleans remains a pervasive crisis in our community. There are 9,165 persons meeting the HUD definition of homelessness in New Orleans and Jefferson Parish on any given night. This report provides an in-depth analysis of homelessness in our community, including factors leading to increased homelessness, current efforts aimed at reducing and ending […]View Post
Published: Wednesday, September 01, 2010, 6:03 PM Contributing Op-Ed columnist In the very near future, the New Orleans City Council will be asked to consider the construction of a very large parish prison. I believe that everyone involved in this discussion is acting in good faith and truly seeks a safer New Orleans for all […]View Post
by Shamus Rohn August 24, 2010 Max is crying today. Only five nights ago, we met Max in an abandoned house in the Mid City neighborhood of New Orleans. The house has not been touched since flooding from Hurricane Katrina as evidenced by the water marks and mold on the un-gutted walls. Max is 42, […]View Post
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When your job requires you to keep your shoes dirty, avoid florescent lighting and develop a nascent tolerance for mosquitoes and cockroaches, you pay a lot of attention to the weather. This week New Orleans has been sucker punched with the outer rain bands from the first hurricane of the 2010 season. Hurricane Alex is […]View Post