Not Enough Shelter Offerd in Quincy for those who are Homeless.

This is one of several makeshift homelessness shelters within the city limits of Quincy. Individuals are struggling in the elements, largely because there simply isn’t enough shelter space. As an example, the Salvation Army Emergency Shelter in Quincy only has 14 rooms. Of the 14 rooms only one room is designated as a “family-sized room.” It has 2 beds, a small bed for a baby or small child, and the possibility of setting up a cot. There’s nothing for larger families. The remaining rooms have 2 beds each. The homeless are turned away regularly. There’s simply no room. If the organization has money, and often they run out within the first two weeks of the month, the homeless are provided a voucher to stay in a arguably unsafe motel room in town known for drugs, prostitution and other issues detrimental to those who must stay there. If you would like to join us in solving this issue and others, please send your contact information to quincyilpovertyproject@gmail.com

This is one of several makeshift homelessness shelters within the city limits of Quincy. Individuals are struggling in the elements, largely because there simply isn’t enough shelter space. As an example, the Salvation Army Emergency Shelter in Quincy only has 14 rooms. Of the 14 rooms only one room is designated as a “family-sized room.” It has 2 beds, a small bed for a baby or small child, and the possibility of setting up a cot. There’s nothing for larger families. The remaining rooms have 2 beds each. The homeless are turned away regularly. There’s simply no room. If the organization has money, and often they run out within the first two weeks of the month, the homeless are provided a voucher to stay in a arguably unsafe motel room in town known for drugs, prostitution and other issues detrimental to those who must stay there. If you would like to join us in solving this issue and others, please send your contact information to quincyilpovertyproject@gmail.com