Another 35 people “without fixed abode” (more than one a day) died in OC in December, capping off a record year with 381 dead. Yes, many died of overdoses. Yet, if we don’t give people some place to go / stay, most will eventually self-medicate out of the simultaneous stress and boredom, many will die, and the quality of life of us all will remain diminished. It need not remain this way, but we have to choose to do the right thing … give people someplace, decent, to go. Or else this problem will remain with us … forever.