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January 16, 2021
HOMELESS PERSPECTIVE LIVE WEEKLY UPDATE – January 17, 2021
We begin tonight’s live broadcast with the top homeless news stories from this past week:
A report shows that support for AB-71, the “Bring California Home Act,” is growing among elected officials across the state. This legislation is designed to provide housing and other related services to tens of thousands of people experiencing homelessness in California.
Sacramento’s Mayor, Darrel Steinberg, announced the first step in his master plan to end homelessness in the city. Steinberg wants to move persons experiencing homelessness off of the streets as quickly as possible by providing apartment units, more shelters and 60 tiny home shelters within the first 30 days.
And, homeless deaths have been increasing in California. Many of the deaths are contributed to drug overdoses from street drugs that are being laced with Fentanyl, which is sometimes 60 times more powerful than heroin. We have a story from Los Angeles and a 2 minute video from CNN that tells about Fentanyl testing.
Stay tuned for this weeks episode of
HOMELESS PERSPECTIVE LIVE WEEKLY UPDATE
In our ongoing series of broadcasts dedicated to “Homelessness and the Opioid Epidemic”
This week’s special guest will be Haven Wheelock from Outside-In, a Portland, Oregon-area nonprofit that provides many services for homeless clients that are struggling with addictions including one program that provides clients with the ability to test their street drugs for the presence of fentanyl. The testing program has proven to save many lives in the Portland area.
About half of all homeless deaths in recent years are being blamed on drug overdoses. Fentanyl is considered by experts as the main contributor to these deaths. Fentanyl can be 50 to 100 times more potent than morphine or street heroin. Unfortunately, it is much easier and less expensive for drug dealers to make than any other street drug. The drug is often ingested unknowingly by drug users and many of them are overdosing or are at-risk of overdosing the next time they use.
If you care at all about the lives of our homeless brothers and sisters who struggle with opioid addictions while living on the streets, you will make it a point to watch this weeks HOMELESS PERSPECTIVE LIVE WEEKLY UPDATE on Saturday night beginning at 8:00 PM
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