66 persons, plus the 27 guests we have now, a total of 93 persons, have stayed at HangTown Haven since it opened.
Rumors and negativity abound in the homeless population. HangTown Haven, as in all places where people stay, hotels, motels, aunt Lucy’s, etc., cannot control what people do within their enclosed space; and they cannot be monitored. HangTown Haven does not allow any drug or alcohol usage on site. When someone is caught breaking the rules, they are witnessed by more than one CC member, written up, and are discharged from HangTown Haven. What they do off the HangTown Haven property is out of HTHI control and becomes a city police matter. Is it possible that someone staying at HTHI is selling something illegal off the property? Yes, very possible, the same as staying in a hotel, motel or aunt Lucy’s house. We are not naive; sure some might have gotten past us, but they will be discovered and “kicked out”. 27 persons have been ask to leave because of not following the
rules set down. As of 4/12/13, there are 26 guests
staying at HangTown Haven and following the rules.