To the editors:

What we need are hordes of Sister Connie clones to administer our social welfare programs. She’s hit the nail on the head in saying that so many people in our society need to feel accountable for how they run their lives. Our government sends a check every month, but there’s no requirement that that money goes toward what are generally considered basic necessities. Your whole article “The View From the Shelter” [July 20] expounds her well-thought-out views and her practical and effective ways of handling part of the homeless population.

Perhaps her heading the mayor’s task force on the homeless will effect a revision of our welfare programs, such as being able to collect for only so many months and having to show progress toward getting off of welfare; or a direct voucher program for housing. Now if our legislators would only listen, think, and do the right thing.

Donna Gall