Greenpoint Homeless – What Do We Do?by on
Recently, the Greenpoint Reformed Church, a GWAPP Member Organization, opened their doors to a 10-bed homeless shelter program run by local non-profit Common Ground. Apparently, it’s been received with mixed review from the church’s neighbors.
As Holly Fairall pointed out in her previous post, “The McGolrick Park Homeless . . . It’s Complicated” when it comes to the homeless situation in Greenpoint, we need to “think, write, speak and let those in charge know that you care and that this is important to our community.”
Read about the Church’s shelter and community reactions at Greenpointers.com: “Greenpoint Homeless Shelter On Milton St; Residents Less Than Thrilled.”
What do you think can be done or should be done about our local homeless population? How do we prevent them from congregating in parks and open spaces? What if a homeless shelter was located next door to you, would your feelings change? Let us know in the comments.
UPDATE: NYC Department of Homeless Services is conducting a Homeless Outreach Population Estimate (HOPE) on January 28, and they need a lot of volunteers to help. For complete details, visit HOPE 2013.