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Parson signs bill to stop homeless sleeping on the streets

This new MO law flies in the face of the Housing First model, considered a national best practice in stabilizing those who are without homes. Emergency shelters like our Soulard Shelter will be needed now more than ever. It’s too bad that we —  and shelters like us — are almost always without an empty bed. Where will people who are homeless sleep and not face being arrested? PPCS Community Relations Officer Tom Burnham is quoted in this article detailing how the law is intended to work – and what will likely happen, which is people being jailed for being unhoused.

To read the full Columbia Missourian article, please click here.

Tom Burnham’s Letter to the Editor

Our Community Relations Officer Tom Burnham wrote this Letter to the Editor of STL Today:

https://www.stltoday.com/opinion/mailbag/letter-private-sector-can-help-solve-the-homeless-problem/article_8ddbd1d6-f4ce-5f4d-bdb9-5e93c76aa9c7.html

McClellan: Life on the fringes persists, but good people are here to help

Bill McClellan – our featured speaker at our “Deal Me In” fundraiser – is continuing to shower PPCS with public support. He wrote this thoughtful newspaper column on men who are homeless in which he highlights the services of PPCS. Please take a few minutes to read and share this reflection with friends and colleagues if you are so moved. Bill has for many decades been a friend to PPCS, Tom Burnham, and the men we serve. We are so fortunate to have his support.

https://www.stltoday.com/news/local/columns/bill-mcclellan/mcclellan-life-on-the-fringes-persists-but-good-people-are-here-to-help/article_c2ed006b-8168-527a-8ead-ddbd22245c50.html