At any given time there are more than 2,000 homeless people living here in DeSoto County in places and conditions that are unfit for human habitation. The homeless live in cars, under bridges, in our woods and on our parking lots. They struggle with a wide variety of serious problems. And their problems have a significant impart on our hospital, our jail, our churches, our businesses, and all who live in this community.
Local charitable and governmental agencies down through the years have provided wonderful assistance to them with such essentials as food and clothing. Medical providers give emergency care and many individuals volunteer time and resources to provide personal aid to the homeless. It is often lifesaving. But for the homeless it is only a partial solution.
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