Safety Net Media
County Takes Tough Stance on Shelters
This 9/9/07 New York Times article summarizes the dispute over Westchester County's decision to dismantle most of its emergency shelter system on 8/6/07. It tells the heart-rending story of a woman with untreated cancer who was discovered sleeping in the garage at the upscale Westchester mall. With White Plains' only emergency shelter closed, hhe White Plains police had nothing to offer her except a summons for criminal trespass as they sent her out into the night.
Beds Not Chairs Rally, October 25, 2007
The Coalition for the Hungry and Homeless of Westchester and local religious leaders sponsored this rally on 10/25/07 to protest Westchester County's decision to close White Plains' only safety net emergency shelter, slash the countywide total of emergency shelter beds from 134 to 44, and compel new "warming centers" to offer only chairs instead of beds.
WVOX radio interview, November 30, 2007
Greenburgh Town Supervisor Paul Feiner interviews Anthony Wynne, Karl Bertrand and Harley Lewis about Westchester County's decision to dismantle most of its emergency shelter system in this WVOX radio show that aired on November 30, 2007.