Late last year, Gov. Robert F. McDonnell proposed more than $7 million in funding for urgently needed crisis-stabilization programs — an alternative to hospitalization that provides short-term treatment and other community services. The proposal would have lessened, but not completely alleviated, the problem of streeting.
—Mira Signer, "Virginia must stop turning away its neediest patients," The Washington Post, June 24, 2011
A 2010 report found that 200 individuals in Virginia who were psychotic and either dangerous or incapable of caring for themselves were "streeted" — slang coined by emergency room doctors for when hospitals knowingly put a psychotic patient on the sidewalk.
—Pete Earley, "Deeds attack shows that our system is a mess: Column," USA Today, November 21, 2013