“Viewpoint: The New York Newsday Interview with Stella Shindler. She Checks Out Heartbreak Hotels”

NEW YORK NEWSDAY
Op-Ed, March 24, 1988, p. 81
“Viewpoint: The New York Newsday Interview with Stella Shindler. She Checks Out Heartbreak Hotels”

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Q. What have you learned about the mix of the homeless population? A. The percentage increase this winter was greater on the {single} women’s side than on the men’s side. On the men’s side it was not as high as we expected it to be. {Also,} there’s been a new study by the American Psychiatric Institute. When we look at the singles population, we see that approximately 40 percent can live on their own and need housing. About 36 percent need housing with some support. About 16 percent need more group residences with some support, and the balance need some kind of inpatient or 24-hour care facility. So we’re trying to move our shelter system in that direction. We’ve embarked on a system whereby shelter residents will be able to apply for home relief {welfare grants}, and we will be looking toward placing shelter residents who are on {supplemental security income} or home relief in supported alternative settings.

Q. Do these facilities exist? A. That’s the {new} Holland Hotel. We’re looking to create those supported facilities. We’re assisting not-for-profits and, in the case of the Holland Hotel, the city is acquiring existing SROs and maintaining them for…

 

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Upcoming events:  Oct. 19: East Hampton Library. Oct. 22: Author’s Talk & Tea: Woodlawn Conservancy. Oct. 26: Talk Back at the Black Box Theater  for Nancy Smithner’s “Hear Them Roar: The Fight for Women’s Rights.” Nov. 5: Holiday Book Signing at the Beekman Arms in Rhinebeck, NY. Nov. 6: Brentwood Public Library Nov. 7: NYU Center for the Humanities. Nov. 10: Gotham Center for NYC History/CUNY Graduate Center Nov. 16: Book & Bottle: Suffolk County Historical Society & Museum. Nov. 17-18 Researching New York Conference, Albany. Nov. 20: Brookhaven League of Women Voters. March 10: Keynote, Joint Journalism & Communications Historians Conference, New York City.

Parting shots of: the book launch events of Sept. 1 in East HamptonSept. 11 in NYC and Sept. 14 in Cambridge Mass. I’ve got comment and a video (expected soon) of the Sept. 28 event with Angela P. Dodson at the NY Society Library I spoke at the NY Genealogical & Biographical Society Fall Luncheon on Oct. 10 to an audience in which men were very well represented. Oct. 14, I presented on a panel at the AJHA Convention, Little Rock, Ark., on ‘When the Women of Suffrage Got Its Makeover On.” More to come on that.