All persons to be treated equally, with dignity and respect.
Healthcare is a fundamental human right.
Everyone should have access to health care in conjunction with behavioral health services.
Multi-faceted strategy to public safety including intervention and treatment.
San Diego Has Gotten Hundreds of People Off the Streets. Now For the Really Hard Part.
June 28, 2018 Mother Jones
As the summer of 2017 drew to a close, a hepatitis A outbreak forced San Diego officials to confront the reality that their efforts to address the region’s homelessness crisis were failing. Street encampments concentrated in the city’s downtown area had become like a petri dish for the virus, which is spread by contaminated feces. Twenty people died and hundreds were hospitalized, at a cost of at least $12.5 million.