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Texas Target: Skid Row
Seven months after San Antonio's Community Alcoholic Rehabilitation Program (CARP) began working with 10 poverty-area alcoholics, the case load had grown to 226.
Operating under the local Economic Opportunities Development Corp., through Federal Office of Economic Opportunity funds, CARP is part of the first national effort to rehabilitate skid-row drunks.
CARP, funded with $240,000 for 20 months of operation, follows the OEO approach that the alcoholic in a poverty situation has additional problems--trouble with the law, a broken home, medical and critical...
-- Nell Fenner Grover