Challenges for the Homeless and Mentally Ill

Getting social services and mental help is a daily battle for many of New York City’s homeless. Ralph Crump, 58, has been a father, a husband, a construction worker, and before that even a basketball player. He’s also been better. Today, Crump faces an uphill battle. He is homeless and mentally ill. He is also not alone. Dr. Jeff Gardere, a psychologist, says that one estimate suggests that 250,000 homeless people have mental illnesses.

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