California campground for the homeless is forced to shut down – via The LA Times

“PLACERVILLE, Calif. — At Hangtown Haven, Wednesdays were family night, and on movie night 30 to 40 residents watched DVDs on a mammoth outdoor TV.

“Residents nursed one another through drug and alcohol detoxification and helped heart and stroke patients recover in their tents. The mayor championed the endeavor, churches embraced it and one police chief said it brought down crime.

“But on Friday, what is believed to be California’s only authorized, self-governing campground for homeless people shut down.”

Read more here: http://www.latimes.com/local/la-me-hangtown-haven-20131116,0,5549757.story#axzz2ko0ZQDd5

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