Homeless residents create council to govern themselves

Img ?1512216803

CLOSE TO HOME: RESPONDING TO SEXUAL ASSAULT IN OUR COMMUNITY

News

Homeless residents create council to govern themselves

Campground west of Durango has 19 self-imposed rules
Jessica Hill, a host at the homeless campground west of downtown Durango, said she used to panhandle nearly every day but has given it up after taking a leadership role at the campground. Homeless residents have created a governing council to oversee self-imposed rules.
Tom Bates, one of three councilors with the Homeless Camp Council, said residents for the most part have embraced the rules created to help oversee the campground west of Durango.
Jessica Hill and Tom Bates are part of the leadership structure created this year at the homeless campground west of Durango. They hold weekly meetings during the warmer months at Manna soup kitchen to keep residents informed about issues and concerns.
Jessica Hill at her campsite west of Durango. Hill has lived in the area for about three years. She became a camp host this year, which means she helps oversee compliance with the rules that homeless residents have adopted for themselves.

Homeless residents create council to govern themselves

Jessica Hill, a host at the homeless campground west of downtown Durango, said she used to panhandle nearly every day but has given it up after taking a leadership role at the campground. Homeless residents have created a governing council to oversee self-imposed rules.
Tom Bates, one of three councilors with the Homeless Camp Council, said residents for the most part have embraced the rules created to help oversee the campground west of Durango.
Jessica Hill and Tom Bates are part of the leadership structure created this year at the homeless campground west of Durango. They hold weekly meetings during the warmer months at Manna soup kitchen to keep residents informed about issues and concerns.
Jessica Hill at her campsite west of Durango. Hill has lived in the area for about three years. She became a camp host this year, which means she helps oversee compliance with the rules that homeless residents have adopted for themselves.
Reader Comments
click here to add your event
Durango ~ Events
click here to add your event
Durango ~ Events