On this episode of 'Homeless in San Diego: Real People, Real Stories,' host Greg Anglea, CEO of Interfaith Community Services, welcomes back co-host Anne Rios, Executive Director and Managing Attorney of Think Dignity, as well as Gary Warth, writer for the San Diego Union Tribune, to discuss the criminalization of homelessness. Anne, Gary, and Greg share their experiences advocating for individuals who have received fines and legal penalties for being homeless, and compel listeners to get involved in order to help their homeless neighbors.
Calls to Action
- Be aware of the many challenges homeless individuals may encounter, like the safe sanctioned parking lots that make it legal for someone to sleep in their car.
- Get informed with public policies. Encourage elected officials to take action and be innovative.
- Outreach in tandem with organizations that connect with and advocate for homeless individuals like Alpha Project, Interfaith Community Services, and Father Joe's.
- Check out Gary Warth's latest article of the criminalization of homelessness for the San Diego Union Tribune.
- Be kind.