Monday, March 23, 2009

Homeless drop-in facility for LIC

From the Times Newsweekly:

Philip Glotzer, the executive director of the AIDS Center of Queens County (ACQC), announced at Community Board 2's Mar. 11 meeting at Sunnyside Community Services that they have submitted an application to run a 40-person homeless drop-in facility at 46-11A 11th St, one of the ACQC's current facilities.

Glotzer told Board 2 that the shelter, should it be approved, is supposed to begin operation July 1 and would operate seven days a week from 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.

It would not have beds; a shuttle bus would take them to locations run by churches and synagogues where they could sleep.

"The goal is to get the clients off the streets," said Glotzer, explaining that the facility would offer case management, education, medical help and psychiatric assistance.

In the meantime, the facility would help find those clients temporary shelter.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Gee, I thought it was the goal of the Bloomberg Administration to put us on the streets.

Anonymous said...

It is... but Mayor Doomberg wants the middle class reduced to the poverty level and completely out of NYC.

They've been far too critical of him!

Missing Foundation said...

I love how community facilities like this are concentrated in sketchy areas.

As soon as development shows up the 'compassion' NY has will vanished and they will quietly be 'shifted.'

Anonymous said...

LIC already has a homeless facility on Borden Avenue, the Salvation Army men's shelter running 24/7. I guess since its not next to any condos for them to panhandle in front of, they need a 2nd one. Everyone who lives in the updated badge building at 47th & 11th for hundreds of thousands of dollars... welcome to Queens.

bulletthesky said...

notmuch to say here just meh

Anonymous said...

How come there's no drop-in
facility located in Shulman's quiet northeast Robinwood nabe?

Answer those are reserved for red-lined areas far, far away from where well-off clubhouse bitches live!