Criminality, homelessness and addiction – A success story

The BBC features the Delaney Street Foundation. A co-operative community of former prisoners, homeless and addicted that has rehabilitated over 14,000 people into “successful taxpaying citizens leading decent legitimate and productive lives.” It has never taken public money, relies on private donors and the profits of its own businesses. It is self-managed with no support staff giving it low operating costs of approximately $10,000 per capita (£5150). Here is a more detailed outline of the approach they take.