Because it is a long and difficult process to fix and reform certain aspects of society, we are constantly coming up with band-aid solutions to larger problems while we wait. Homelessness in this country is a problem that will be more adequately solved when more people get serious about our mental healthcare infrastructure, public housing, education and social service programs. But, while powers that be argue and volunteers can only do so much, there are still too many people sleeping in cardboard boxes who either don’t know or can’t comprehend how to get themselves out of this situation.
The EDAR is an idea that is not a solution to a big problem, but helps alleviate some suffering. In the realm of small measures, it is something worthwhile. Not a step forward in the right direction, but a step forward nonetheless. While it is sad that it is necessary, it is necessary.