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Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week

By: Sarah Grady
By: Sarah Grady

Filet mignon or peanut butter and jelly? Maybe an easy decision for most of us, but diners at the Big Bend Homeless Coalition's annual luncheon didn't get to pick.

Some were served hot, gourmet lunches and others PB&Js. The overall message: dealing with the immediate need for housing for the homeless.

The executive director of New York's Pathways to Housing says, "Trying to do the same thing over and over again will not work. We have to change the way we think about homelessness in a way that makes better sense if we want to get anywhere that will be useful for them and us."

Tsemberis commended Tallahassee for programs such as the HOPE Community. He says immediate housing gets people situated and able to re-enter the workforce.


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