Like many people who are working on homelessness in this region, our project director, Catherine, was outraged when she saw a recent one-hour special on KOMO-TV. After she tweeted about it, the online media site Crosscut asked her to write an op-ed. Read it here.
If you agree, please share and make your comments known on Crosscut, on social media, or by contacting KOMO-TV.
Update: Since this first response, many others have been published, including these:
United Way of King County, March 20, 2019: “The danger of equating opioid use with homelessness”
Real Change News, March 27, 2019: “Seattle is splitting, not dying,” Timothy Harris
Crosscut, April 26, 2019: “Jail can’t fix homelessness or substance use,” Richard Waters, M.D., MSc
South Seattle Emerald, July 16, 2019: “Seattle isn’t dying; Here’s how to respond to people who think it is,” Kayla Blau