posted on February 26, 2010 15:52
Two years ago, Marvin Olasky, a University of Texas journalism professor, went undercover to experience the services available to the homeless and the attitudes that characterize Washington’s social workers.
As he moved from shelter to soup kitchen, no one asked for his real name, no one asked about his family, no one asked how he became homeless.
Although all his physical needs were met, including swimming privileges at a downtown pool, his spiritual needs were ignored. Olasky calls such treatment inhumane and lacking in compassion.
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