But for the privately funded BTAC, there are none. Which makes today’s Leader article a complete joke:
Glendale typically receives $2.4 million a year in federal and state funding for its homeless programs, including shelter services and providing housing subsidies for the homeless, according to Samvelyan.
The city currently has two year-round shelters. The first is a 40-bed shelter run by Ascencia, a homeless services provider, and is open to families and individuals. The second is run by the Glendale YWCA and is a 10-bed shelter for domestic-violence victims.
Those aren’t “city” shelters, and Ascencia’s a joke as well. Their idea of outreach to the single male homeless population in the area is to give them a bus token or two to Burbank — where the homeless guys can then make their endless rounds between BTAC, Burger King (which takes EBT), and the library.
The cops know this, which is why they charitably leave them alone — much to the wailing and lamentation of those wonderful souls over at the Talamantes’ “We Love Burbank” Facebook page. Those local pricks and cunts who we’re all proud of.
Meanwhile, Burbank does not have a shelter, but does provide shuttle service to one in Sylmar during the winter. Sugars said Burbank has received roughly $285,000 this year in state and federal funding to pay for its homeless programs, which include emergency services and career training.
Training for what? And exactly where is that shuttle?
Burbank gets money for the purpose. And then what?