Many, if not most, people experiencing homelessness have dealt for years with PTSD and other mental illnesses while being exploited, often, by the very so-called allies who offer to help them. This is one reason we need better community health care, with long term therapy, and a Universal Basic Income.
. . Excerpt: “The growth of a homeless day camp at the halls of civic power speaks to the breadth of Los Angeles’ burgeoning homelessness problem. The number of those living in the streets and shelters of the city of L.A. and most of the county surged 75% — to roughly 55,000 from about 32,000 […]