Sunday, January 01, 2006

Nontreatment costs more

$40,000: Annual cost to taxpayers for each homeless person who needs but does not receive mental health services. This cost, estimated by the Kansas Department of Social and Rehabilitation Service, includes 911 calls, emergency room care and jail.

$6,500: Annual cost for each homeless person receiving community mental health services through county providers …
- Dec 31, 2005, Wichita News

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