Navajo Culture and the Solar Eclipse
by Rylie Begay '21
Mayor McKiney Speaks on Homeless Population
by Samantha Plummer '19
Homelessness, Is Anyone Helping?
by Jaiden Van Doorn ‘21
Chronically homeless is defined as being being homeless for one year or having at least four episodes in three years. Chuska Apartments provides services to encourage self reliance. Sadly, there is usually a wait list for this assistance. Another program helps only homeless veterans.
The Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing, also known as VASH is a HUD program ran by the local Gallup Housing Authority. There is also a VASH program at the Navajo Housing Authority as well as a Zuni Housing Programs service within the Gallup area. There is another program that will assist people who do not fall into these two categories.
The Care 66 mission is to “create opportunities to end homelessness.” Care 66 is trying to complete this mission by providing transitional housing, create more affordable housing, and making opportunities for people to make a decent wage. Within Gallup High School, both SADD (Students Against Destructive Decisions) and National Honors Society volunteer at Care 66.
Last Week's Poll Results!
When asked what changes one would like to see in the community, 80% of Ambush! Poll takers said they'd like to see help for the homeless population and the remaining 20% said they'd like to see more developments in education.