l.a. bus shelters often last resort for homeless crisis: metro teams try to help many going nowhere.

by:YEROO     2019-08-30
Signature: Sue Doyle\'s staff writer, just a few steps away from the hustle and bustle of the car pool and the Metro bus, one curled up on the ground and slept soundly.
Stuck on a concrete bike rack, 47-year-
Old mentally split patients wearing a thick winter coat and red sweat pants are tucked behind two paper bags full of groceries.
\"At least he spent his money on food, not alcohol or medicine,\" said Suzanne Newbury, a consultant and nurse at the Los Angeles Department of Mental Health, looking at the bag.
Newberry and her partner, Sheriff CraigMcClelland county, are trying to help \"Charles\"-
When they started to know him-
And dozens of other mental illnesses and homeless people.
The label life intersect with public transport and any related attributes.
An eight-year-old team, 57-year-old Newbury and 48-year-old McClelland, by spending the day doing everything, from pacifying suicidalpeople to connecting the poor-
Want to stay at the bus station-
With shelter and medical assistance.
With 30 years of nursing experience and a focus on spiritual heaven, Newberry, for 20 years McClelland is one of two subway crisis teams that help appease more than 3 tired souls, homeless and mentally ill wandering in Los Angeles.
The two brought Charles to a shelter.
McClellan squatted on the ground and said after talking to Charles, \"he doesn\'t like this sanctuary . \" Charles sat up shyly and showed off a shabby little radio.
On a recent cold night, Charles was found sleeping outside in shorts, with no coats, no blankets or other similar covers.
The authorities feared the man would freeze to death, giving him two options: a shelter or a hospital.
He chose a shelter but did not stick to it for a long time.
On this day, at the suggestion of the two, Charles is considering the use of arental in a single-person building, and he has about $500 per month in Social Security income of $800.
The two told him that they would come back after finding the place where he lived.
\"I will not lower his mood.
It doesn\'t make any sense, \"McClellan said.
\"I know what the solution is, so I\'ll try to fix it instead of solving it quickly.
\"In very dire circumstances, Charles may be declared dangerous to himself and taken to hospital.
Still, except in life
McClellan says he can refuse medical treatment in dangerous situations.
Soft music, soothing climb the journey of \"munstroo\"-
The nickname is the nickname of the black Ford 350 super truck that is not marked in the city. -
McClellan and Newbury list 11 bus shelters where some homeless people have been transformed into disorganized families.
McClellan in a loose Hawaiian shirt and Newbury in simple tops and trousers avoided the uniform.
They say it is a wise decision for those in need to help them reduce the threat.
The quiet music softly emanates from munstro\'s speakers, as the yellow bells of the new era tunes help unlock the crazy and tired minds of the people the team picked up and transported help.
\"It\'s great, but usually a person who is completely excited or frightened will fall asleep at the end of the journey,\" McClelland said . \".
40,000 homeless Los AngelesA.
According to 40,144 reports from the Los Angeles family Services Authority, an estimated 2007 people were homeless any night in Los Angeles.
About 22,000 people wander around the city center.
In the largest episode, an estimated 5,130 people called Skid Row home.
Over the years, McClelland and Newbury have met thousands of people in desperate circumstances.
Some stories are so extreme that they remain in their minds forever.
McClelland and Newbury take turns retelling the story and ending each other\'s thoughts in conversation.
There was a woman who smelled sour and walked with alimp.
One day, they saw her stumbling on eight lanes of crenshaw Avenue, almost overwhelmed by oncoming vehicles.
They realized that she was dangerous to herself and took her to the hospital. -
The doctor had to cut off her three toes.
The doctor said she would die in less than two weeks if she did not receive treatment.
On another occasion, the panel noted that a man in his 80 s had never left the pre-court position in the city center.
The temperature plummeted one night and he didn\'t have enough clothes to keep warm, so the team took him to the hospital.
McClellan said that despite his shabby appearance, he had a $12,000 cashier \'scheck in his name and $4,000 in cash.
\"Many of the mental illnesses we have come into contact with are the worst,\" McClellan said . \".
\"We see them sometimes and you can\'t talk to them.
\"Recently, subway officials have asked the convoy to step up patrols of homeless people sleeping on the red line.
Of the 250 people encountered by the group, one was taken to hospital and the other was taken to a shelter.
But 98% tickets are valid, McClellan said.
\"It\'s not illegal to stink,\" McClelland said . \".
In general, crisis units face suicide attempts at least once a week.
Recently, a man jumped up in front of the Red Line train at VermontAvenue and Beverly Boulevard station. He survived.
Another time, a woman holding a baby jumped up in front of a red line.
The two fell between the tracks. when the train roared and passed, they were unscathed.
A mentally ill man was then found walking from Globe City to North Hollywood, where the subway passed at least 60 miles an hour.
Metro sent a crisis team to coax him in 24 hours. inch-
Let him help.
The two succeeded.
\"The regular train going there will drive him off the T-station,\" Newberry said . \". \" dailynews. com 818-713-
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