A place to exist

the true and untold story of Camp Hope and homelessness in Spokane
Maurice Smith
Book - 2023

"A Place To Exist is the story of Camp Hope, the largest homeless camp in the State of Washington, from its inception in December of 2021 to its successful closure in June of 2023. Located on right-of-way property owned by the Washington State Department of Transportation along I-90 in Spokane, Camp Hope became the perfect storm of 689 people experiencing unsheltered homelessness in Spokane with no place to exist. A Place To Exist is a treasure trove of lessons learned about policy failures that created Camp Hope and the practical steps needed to successfully close the camp by moving the unsheltered homeless from chaos to cosmos and to personal shalom. The lessons learned and implemented at Camp Hope have become a model for state and local officials working to successfully resolve homeless camps throughout the State of Washington" -- Back cover.

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Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Smith, Maurice
Format: Book
Language:English
Published: Veradale, WA : Rising River Media, 2023.
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505 0 0 |g Introduction --  |t Not the way things ought to be --  |t A small town on one city block --  |t How it all got started --  |t Homelessness is larger than you think --  |t Spokane's poorly kept secret --  |t From a peaceful protest to an earthquake --  |t Homeless policy and unanticipated consequences --  |t Fighting for the finish line --  |t Stories from Camp Hope --  |t The TRAC shelter --  |t Camp Hope's data of success --  |t On site services remove barriers --  |t Assessments: what we learn when we ask --  |t Peer navigators - "I've been there. Let me help." /  |r by Sharyl Brown --  |t My reflection on Camp Hope /  |r by Julie Garcia --  |t Here come the RVs! --  |t The Right of Way Initiative /  |r by Lisa Brown --  |t Respite and legal protection /  |r by Jeffry Finer --  |t Law enforcement as a tool of homeless policy /  |r by Anwar Peace --  |t Homelessness is a housing problem /  |r by Ben Stuckart --  |t Lessons Camp Hope taught us --  |g Appendix: Framing a new model moving forward --  |t Check-list for a new model moving forward --  |t Potential initial assessment questions --  |g End notes. 
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