Category Archives: Homelessness

The Forgotten Delawareans

The disabled and mentally ill seem to be forgotten in policy discussions in Delaware. We do not have a mental wellness strategy. Even our own state government seems to have problems referring the mentally ill to programs to help them get off the streets in spite of a federal consent decree. We do not seem to have the will or the strategy to help those most in need of our care and compassion. If a society is judged by how it regards those who cannot help themselves, Delaware is lacking in my opinion. I hope my recent participation in the 10 year plan on homelessness pays off. I brought a consistent voice advocating for the disabled, veterans, and the mentally ill into the forum. These are the Delawareans forgotten in our policies because they have no lobbyists. People are not ashamed to say they struggled to overcome an addiction, but mental illness is not understood and often feared. Would Read more