We Lack the Resources to Meet Needs of all the Homeless

Thank you for calling attention to the needs of those who are homeless in St. Louis (“Terminal illness isn’t ticket to shelter,” Oct. 5). Reporter Jesse Bogan “spent much of 24 hours with (homeless man James K.) Turner to better understand the availability of emergency shelter in St. Louis.” His conclusion was “Weeks before cold weather sets in, Biddle House appears to be booked.”

While I appreciate that the article raises awareness of the struggles homeless people face in our community, it should not be news to anyone that we lack resources to meet all the needs we see every day. The beds at Biddle were filled days after it opened in August last year, and they have remained so.

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