[Summit] Pan-Handler Row (Eleanor McCarthy)

Carol Cancro cscancro at gmail.com
Fri Jun 10 15:07:33 CDT 2016


There's also this:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/inspired-life/wp/2015/04/17/the-surprisingly-simple-way-utah-solved-chronic-homelessness-and-saved-millions/

Not sure whether anyone wants to take this on, but any politician ought to
understand the bottom line--

Carol C.



On Fri, Jun 10, 2016 at 3:42 PM, Eleanor McCarthy <mikeleanor at gmail.com>
wrote:

> Hi, everyone,
>
> Thanks for the interest you’ve shown in this issue.  I can easily put
> together a list of resources now, and know where to find additional
> materials.
>
> I think it’s a tribute to this neighborhood that so much concern is shown
> for finding sensible responses to those who are asking for money.
>
> Blessings, Eleanor
>
> On Jun 10, 2016, at 2:01 PM, Lauren Drapala <laurendrapala at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>
> Hi Eleanor et al.
>
> I'm also fairly new to Providence as well, but I'm aware of at least two
> organizations working on issues of homelessness in the area:
>
> *Crossroads RI* has 24-7 emergency services available at their 160 Broad
> Street location:
> http://www.crossroadsri.org/Housing-Services/How-to-Get-Help
>
> *The Providence Center*, while their primary focus is on populations that
> suffer from mental health and addictions, they also offer housing services
> to the homeless:
> https://providencecenter.org/services/adult-services/home-base
>
> I'm sure others can add information, but I thought it would be good to
> share these resources with the group.
>
> -Lauren
>
> Message: 8
> Date: Thu, 9 Jun 2016 14:23:38 -0400
> From: Eleanor McCarthy <mikeleanor at gmail.com>
> To: Greg Gerritt <gerritt at mindspring.com>
> Cc: Brian Leveille <brian.leveille at gmail.com>, mdubose1 at cox.net,
>         summit at sna.providence.ri.us
> Subject: Re: [Summit] Pan-Handler Row
> Message-ID: <1C2C8C64-F37D-471B-965A-335B570F1416 at gmail.com>
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>
> I?m fairly new to Providence and not aware of all resources available to
> homeless people as well as those who are just down on their luck.  A friend
> gave me the idea of putting together small bags of goodies (granola bar,
> fruit, hotel bottles of shampoo, etc;) to hand to people begging.   I?d
> like to include a slip of paper listing a couple of resources that might be
> helpful.  Of course I?m aware that many of those out there already know
> everything that?s available, but I?d rather not take that for granted.
>
> So ? could you fill me in on some places where people we?re talking about
> could actually get help? You can email me off list or just reply all.
>
> Thanks, Eleanor McCarthy
>
> > On Jun 9, 2016, at 2:16 PM, Greg Gerritt <gerritt at mindspring.com> wrote:
> >
> > Living without a  mobile phone is almost impossible these days.  A cell
> phone plan replaces the home phone that everyone used to have.  For less
> money.  greg
> >
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> >> From: Brian Leveille <brian.leveille at gmail.com>
> >> Sent: Jun 9, 2016 1:13 PM
> >> To: mdubose1 at cox.net
> >> Cc: Greg Gerritt <gerritt at mindspring.com>, summit at sna.providence.ri.us
> >> Subject: Re: [Summit] Pan-Handler Row
> >>
> >> Poverty?
> >>
> >> While looking in my rear view mirror yesterday, I saw a panhandler
> checking his text messages behind his sign.
> >>
> >> So he obviously has enough money for a mobile phone and probably has an
> address where the bills go.
> >>
> >>
> >> - Brian
> >>
> >>
> >>> On Jun 9, 2016, at 12:53 PM, <mdubose1 at cox.net> <mdubose1 at cox.net>
> wrote:
> >>>
> >>> I agree and notwithstanding poverty, there are whole host of
> circumstances that could cause one to find him or herself at a busy
> intersection holding a cardboard sign. Rather than waiting for an end to
> poverty, I would like to see us look into and adopt best practices that
> exist in other comparable cities that don't seem to have this problem. The
> fight that I witnessed today was a sad reminder of the panhandler who was
> murdered on the strip next to Bennys.
> >>>
> >>> ---- Greg Gerritt <gerritt at mindspring.com> wrote:
> >>>>
> >>>> The only solution is to end poverty.  There are people on every
> street corner.  As long as the American economy leaves folks behind, we
> shall see this.  Have you noticed that the politicians keep giving money to
> the rich and undercutting the rest of us.  The real question is are you
> doing enough for justice in the economy or just complaining because the
> poor have nothing left to do but ask for money from those who have not yet
> been left behind?  Maybe we need a revolution.  Greg Gerritt
> ProsperityForRI.com
> >>>>
> >>>> -----Original Message-----
> >>>>> From: mdubose1 at cox.net
> >>>>> Sent: Jun 9, 2016 12:01 PM
> >>>>> To: summit at sna.providence.ri.us
> >>>>> Subject: [Summit] Pan-Handler Row
> >>>>>
> >>>>> Greetings,
> >>>>>
> >>>>> I'm all for "live and let live" but the pan-handling explosion on
> North Main Street is out of control. I just witnessed a turf scuffle on the
> much coveted corner at North Main and Branch. When it comes to quality of
> life, optics matter and this looks horrible.
> >>>>>
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> Eleanor McCarthy
> mikeleanor at gmail.com
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