One of the most common phrases homeless services nonprofits or faith based ministries say is: "we build relationships", and many do just that, but often there is a catch or an agenda at the relationship's foundation.
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It's easy to judge from a distance, but the people who have problems with the harm-reduction model just have never seen Hell like I have.
A new Vancouver-based program, called Insite, has substantial benefits in terms of reduction in HIV infection and increased follow-up medical treatment of addicts.
A Vancouver injection site reduced public drug use, cut down on the spread of HIV/AIDS and overdose deaths, and helped people get into treatment.
When free-market alarmists who oppose U.S. health care reform storm Congress with their horror stories about Canada's public health insurance system, I don't know which system they're talking about.
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