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New Pima County program to tackle homelessness

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New Pima County program to tackle homelessness

New Pima County program to tackle homelessness

Pima County implemented a new housing first program in hopes of reducing the amount of people living on the streets in the community.

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New Pima County program to tackle homelessness

SOLUTION TO HOMELESSNESS.

A NEW15 MONTH PILOT PROGRAM IN PIMACOUNTY IS HOPING TO HELPREDUCE THE AMOUNT OF PEOPLELIVING ON THE STREETS..NINE ON YOUR SIDE'S VERONIKAVERNACHIO INTRODUCES TO A WOMAN-- WHO SAYS THIS PROGRAM --HELPED HER GET BACK ON HER FEET.JUST ON THE EASTSIDE -- INAPARTMENT 2.ALICIA TEDESCO -- AND HERHUSBAND -- LIVE AFTER BEINGKICKED OUT OFTHEIR APARTMENT.ALICIA TEDESCO -- BENEFITINGFROM THE HOSING PROGRAMYOU SEE THE CARTOON AND THEY'RELIKE MIND BLOWN AND YOURBRAIN EXPLODES IT WAS LIKE THAT,I COULDN'T BELIEVE IT.THIS WAS THE FIRST TIME TEDESCODIDN'T KNOW WHERE SHE WASSLEEPING.THEN -- HER HUSBAND'S PAROLOFFICER INTRODUCED THEMTO PIMA COUNTY'S NEW HOUSINGFIRST PROGRAM.KATY SCOBLINK -- CHIEF CLINICALOFFICER THIS IS ALL FOR PEOPLEWHO ARE HOMELESS AND THE REALFOCUS IS THE HOUSING FIRSTAPPROACH SO GETTING PEOPLE OFFTHE STREETS AND GETTING THEMINTO HOUSING FIRST AND THEN ONCETHEY'RE IN HOUSING THEN WE CANWORK WITH THEM WITH THEIR OTHERISSUES.ISSUES LIKE MENTAL HEALTH ANDADDICTION.

OLD PUEBLO COMMUNITYSERVICES BELIEVES THEY CAN HELPPEOPLE -- ONCE THEY HAVEHOUSING.TEDESCO SAYS SHE SUFFERS FROMPTSD AND PANIC ANXIETY.ALICIA TEDESCO -- BENEFITINGFROM THE HOSING PROGRAM ONE OFTHE GOALS I HAVE IS TO JUST GETTHAT UNDER CONTROL AND TO BEABLE TO HAVE THE TIME ANDSUPPORT TO DO THAT AND THAT'SWHAT THISCOMMUNITY IS HELPING US DO.EACH PERSON IN THE PROGRAM GETSTHEIR OWN APARTMENT.THEN -- HAS 45 TO 90 DAYS TO GETLONG-TERM HOUSING.WE CONTINUE TO SEE LOTS OFPEOPLE COME IN AND OUT OF THEJAIL, WECONTINUE TO SEE THEM COME IN ANDOUT OF THE HOSPITAL ANDPRIMARILY THE REASON FOR THAT ISBECAUSE THEY DON'T HAVE HOUSING.IN 2018 -- 1,380 WEREEXPERIENCING HOMELESSNESS -- INA ONE NIGHT SURVEY BY PIMACOUNTY.EVERYONE DESERVES THEOPPORTUNITY TO LIVE IN SAFEHOUSING.FROM THE HOSING PROGRAM THERE'SA LIGHT AT THE END OF THETUNNEL, AND THIS IS A START FORA LOT OF PEOPLE TO BE ABLE TOGET TO THAT LIGHT.AND TO BE ON STEP CLOSER TOENDING HOMELESSNESS IN PIMACOUNTY.VV --KGUN9 ON YOUR SIDE.




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