Thursday, May 15, 2008

Despite Increased Scrutiny Mentally Ill Patients are Still Abandoned on the Streets of Los Angeles

Last week, employees from College Hospital, located in Costa Mesa, California drove a mentally ill patient 42 miles and abandoned him on the streets of Los Angeles’ Skid Row. The patient was driven from the hospital, located in suburban Orange County, and left in downtown Los Angeles near the Union Rescue Mission. Sadly, this is not the first time something like this has happened. Since 2005, prosecutors in LA have looked into more than 50 cases of hospitals illegally “dumping” patients in Skid Row. Click here to learn how you can help provide assistance to the approximately 11,000 homeless individuals living on Skid Row. If you would like to find out more about the conditions faced by the poor locally and support a charity that addresses the problems of the homeless in your area, then you can find one by browsing through our list of Homeless Services charities.
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