Okay, so here's the story. GA decided that it could no longer afford to house folks with mental health issues, long term, so it closed down the facilities around the state. Such as Milledgville, close to Atl. The streets were suddenly flooded with folks, who had no where to go, or live, if family was not interested in taking them in. Crime started to climb, and in some cases, the crimes were pretty severe. The guys were arrested, and went through the justice system, which did not know how to handle these guys, as the prisons were not set up for treatment of severe mental health problems. The state got sued by the ADA. The State lost the case, and there was suddenly an opening for companies to contract in, and aid some of these guys with getting back on their feet. Columbus, GA has renovated a lot of the older, abandoned hotels, to give these guys shelter, but what has happened there, is the old hotels have now become drug warrens, open to crime and... Well... Crime. So the other option is to look at it another way. Take the guys, find them employment quickly, put them in touch with local resources, get them stable on the job site, with intensive supports. Once there, immediately look at the needs and requirements, and how to train the guys to become self sufficient. Basically give them options that will be resourceful, rather than self harming due to a lack of understanding. Working with the the local LEO and .Gov resources, educate the community on how to handle the situations that develop. Instead of arresting the guy, because you don't understand whats going on, call in resources such as ACT Teams, and GCAL teams, to respond to a developing crisis, before the crisis goes critical. Actually.. It can be quite challenging at times... And frustrating. But the rewards are ten fold. To see how far some of the guys have come, is pretty amazing. From having nothing, to gaining stable employment, to building stable relationships, moving into their own homes, starting families.