I’ll get back to posting my own writing one day. For now, here’s another good one!
Yesterday, listeners to WNPR’s “Where We Live” heard Sara Salomons, Journey Home development consultant and a great friend of mine, talk about recent efforts in Connecticut to end chronic homelessness. They also heard about Sal Pinna, a man I met in a class I taught some years back. He’s been homeless for 20 years, since he moved to Connecticut from his native Long Island.
Sal’s a good guy who is living with diabetes and developmental issues and a raft of other challenges that, added up, make getting through a regular, boring day a struggle, never mind a day spent homeless. Sal’s also facing a raft of forms he must fill out before he gets on a housing list, and Sal’s not the kind of person to whom you can hand a form and say “Go take care of this.” Sal needs guidance. He needs a caseworker — and not…
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