To Reach the Homeless

This report describes the first year of a major effort to address homelessness in the Times Square district in New York City. The stories demonstrate the difficulty of the work and challenge the reader to continue to grapple with the complexities involved in working with homeless clients. Components of the project described include: concept; challenges; outreach; stories about specific people who are homeless; and results of the program after one year. The author concludes that outreach teams will reduce the number of homeless people in Times Square as first year results indicate that some people who are homeless do accept offers of help and come inside. (Author)

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