To cure homelessness, give priority to the most challenging individuals. That radical rethinking of the issue served as the starting point for the two-day Summit on Homeless Solutions that began Monday in Santa Rosa.
Using a triage process--similar to that employed in a hospital's emergency room-- to determine who among the homeless is in the greatest need may seem like a resource-intensive approach. And in some ways it is. But in the big picture, says Iain De Jong, it is also surprisingly cost-effective.