New facility seen as only a start

After a homeless services center opened at the former Boxing Club on Sept. 30, the Palm Springs Post reported, “A look at initial data and interviews with members of the homeless community show the facility may be less appealing to them than what it was designed to replace.”

The Post reported that Linda Barrack, president and CEO of the center operator, Martha’s Village and Kitchen, acknowledged many of the city’s homeless may initially balk at her organization’s approach. But that approach is only part of the solution for a crisis in the city that shows no signs of letting up. 

“It’s going to take a lot of people to solve this problem,” Barrack told the Post. “Martha’s doesn’t assume to be the answer to everything.” The full story is available online.