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During the Reagan years,

During the Reagan years, most of the mental institutions were closed, tossing folks in the street and leaving new potential patients no where to go. You may be surprised at the number of homeless folks out there that have mental disorders and are not receiving care. Washing dishes does not pay for medication, a place to stay, a new/clean wardrobe in which to work, not to mention food and transportation. The offer of a potential job is not enough to get folks off the street, when they have nothing to start off with. Lack of education combined with lack of jobs, medical issues, and mental disorders are just a few reasons people find themselves homeless. Once you're there it's nearly impossible to rise back out of it, without a support network. Are you willing to do something about it? Talk is cheap. Do not make assumptions about a situation, if you have not been there yourself.

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