Help the homeless get off the street
The State is spending billions on homelessness, and it simply is not working. Homeless encampments line our freeways and people are dying on the street from drug addiction and untreated mental illness. We must offer shelter to those who need it. But shelters alone are not enough. Shelters don’t provide the help that many people really need. California must create more inpatient treatment options throughout the State to address addiction and mental health, and change laws to require people to accept the help that they need.