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Welcome to 'Homelessness Chronicles,' the podcast where we shine a light on the efforts to support homeless individuals in South Florida. Join us as we discuss the impactful work of our organization, Showering love. We'll share inspiring stories of progress in our cities, and highlight the dedicated individuals and organizations making a difference in the lives of those experiencing homelessness. Tune in for insightful interviews, updates on initiatives, and ways to raise awareness about thi ...
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A Podcast by OurCalling—the goal is to be a learner. What can we learn about serving those experiencing homelessness? Even though we have years of experience, can we step back, take a fresh look, and rethink everything we know? OurCalling is a Christian nonprofit (501 c3) serving the homeless community throughout Dallas County in Texas. Our team helps people get to know Jesus and get off the streets every day. Last year, we helped individuals exit homelessness over 1,300 times. We have a fac ...
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More than 30,000 children and youth experience homelessness in Pennsylvania, posing a significant barrier to succeed in school. In partnership with Pennsylvania Education for Children and Youth Experiencing Homelessness (ECYEH), join Center for Schools and Communities staff Melissa Turnpaugh and Matthew Butensky as they interview state and national experts, homeless liaisons, service providers, and those experiencing homelessness. These conversations will dive deeper into resources, partners ...
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Elin Steele

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this podcast is about homelessness and what you can do about it Cover art photo provided by Matt Collamer on Unsplash: https://unsplash.com/@breakyourboundaries4
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Homelessness in Hiding

Restoration & Empowerment for Social Transition Centre

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Homelessness in Canada is a major issue that consistently goes overlooked. Homelessness in Hiding: Our Youth Between the Cracks discusses homelessness in our communities, how homelessness and connected issues impact all of us, and the stories of people with lived experience and those fighting on the frontlines. New episodes bi-weekly.
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The Face of Homelessness

Face of Homelessness

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Welcome to The Face of Homelessness, where our hosts Brandan and Nichole explore the many facets of homelessness. Episodes feature commentary about and by those actual individuals experiencing homelessness, as well as those seeking to provide help for those experiencing homelessness.
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Welcome to Homelessness Matters, a podcast by Emmaus. We take a fresh approach to understanding homelessness. In every episode, you’ll listen to someone who has actually experienced homelessness, sharing their real stories. In Season Two, we go beyond individual experiences and also ask important questions. Is homelessness just about a few people’s own situations? We think there’s more to it. By talking to experts, we explore how larger factors in our society can lead to homelessness. Each e ...
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Changing the Narrative About Homelessness

Union Station Homeless Services

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Hosted Anne Miskey, President and CEO of Union Station Homeless Services, the Changing the Narrative about Homelessness Podcast features insightful discussions with local and national experts on topics such as housing, homelessness, and community issues. This informative and engaging podcast builds upon the success of the Changing the Narrative Webinar Series, recognized as one of the top 5 "Most Innovative Awareness Campaigns in 2021" by the Los Angeles Business Journal. The podcast continu ...
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Homelessness LA: The Human Experience

Shauna Makabeh & Tiffany Larian

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Homelessness LA: The Human Experience serves as a platform where we bring personal, real life stories to the forefront of our community. Join us as we explore the multifaceted world of homelessness, from those experiencing it to those who overcame it. We aim to : listen, understand, and find solutions to this ongoing issue. Find us on Instagram: homelesstoriesof_LA Donate at: https://gf.me/u/y96idr
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Brands and companies' approach to purpose is increasingly important to consumers, and the long-term success of the business. This Podcast, from industry charity Only A Pavement Away, that supports people facing homelessness into meaningful employment, aims to inspire hospitality professionals to make a positive change in their businesses by shining a light on the stories of some truly remarkable people, innovating across their businesses. With a focus on positive change, podcast host Mark St ...
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Mental Health Association Oklahoma created The Mental Health Download podcast to share stories each week about mental illness, homelessness, incarceration and suicide, and how each can impact our lives in a profound way. Mental health affects everyone, yet the social stigma attached to mental health issues keeps so many of our family members, friends, colleagues and neighbors silent. Why are we so afraid to talk about these issues? Each week, our host Adi McCasland invites guests to share ho ...
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Welcome to the Complex Problems, Simple Solutions: Discussions on Homelessness podcast. We explore resources, experiences, and the goals of advocates and outreach volunteers who offer services and support to our unhoused neighbors throughout Washington State. Our hope is to provide a more compassionate understanding of their experiences, and the obstacles they face as they pursue their goals. Your host of Complex Problems, Simple Solutions, Anton Preisinger, formed the nonprofit organization ...
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Jeanne chats with Buddy Walck, executive director of #morningdaycommunitysolutions about their amazing mission providing South Florida charities with new and like-new household goods, hygiene products, mattresses, furniture, and more for a fraction of the retail price. Showering Love has done business with them for many years and has seen how they …
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In this episode, Pastor Wayne Walker, CEO of OurCalling, interviews Carolyn(wife and co-founder), the Chief People Officer, who plays a crucial role in managing staff, volunteers, and certain IT functions within the organization. They delve into the mission of leading individuals to Christ and aiding them in transitioning from life on the streets i…
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In this episode of the Rural Homelessness Podcast, host Matt McChlery discusses the differences and similarities between urban and rural homelessness with Christina Isaac, CEO of Just Home's charity, and Keith Smith, Director of The Ferry Project. They explore the challenges they face in their respective settings, such as lack of affordable accommo…
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Maryama's story is one of resilience and determination in the face of adversity. Born and raised in Niger, she embarked on a journey to America with her family at the age of 15 to join her father. However, life took an unexpected turn when she found herself homeless at 18 years old, during her senior year at Central Dauphin East High School. Despit…
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Jeanne and Heather Palacios share a very personal conversation about suicide. Both of them share part of their personal struggles with suicide in their pasts and what it took for them to succeed. Now they both have found their passion and mission in life. Heather is the founder and CEO of Wondherful, inc a non-profit organization that raises awaren…
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In this episode, Pastor Wayne Walker, CEO of OurCalling, interviews Carolyn Walker(wife and co-founder) as they delve into the compelling story behind founding OurCalling, a mission borne out of a clear directive from God to serve the homeless in Dallas. Together, they discuss the initial gaps in spiritual care outside of shelters and how personal …
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The Rural Homelessness Podcast, hosted by Matt McChlery, aims to raise awareness about rural homelessness in the UK. In the first episode, Matt interviews Keith Smith, the director of The Ferry Project, a homelessness charity based in Wisbech. Keith explains that the podcast was started to challenge the misconception that homelessness is only an ur…
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Guest Lizet DiBernardo has a candid conversation with Jeanne about educating, testing and treating guests of Showering love for STD diseases and HIV. Lizet's organization South Florida Health & Wellness Center has been offering their services to Showering love since the beginning. They both discuss how it has been working together and their plans f…
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A short trailer introducing the theme and some of the topics to be covered on this ground-breaking podcast that seeks to elevate the national conversation around the neglected issue of rural homelessness. Subscribe now and tune in to the Rural Homelessness Podcast on the 1st and 15th of the month.Di The Ferry Project
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In this episode, Pastor Wayne Walker, CEO of OurCalling, interviews Marsha and Tim about the transformative impact of the Dallas 24 Hour Club. Initially a consulting role that eventually led Marsha to step up as CEO, she discusses the operational challenges and improvements, including the significant facility upgrade in 2018 that bolstered program …
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Dr. Richard Quadracci PhD President and CEO of Quadracci Family a philanthropic organization that seeks to support non-profit organizations and social service agencies including women's centers, hospices, libraries, arts centers, playgrounds, parks, food pantries and more has a candid conversation with Jeanne about the state of homelessness in our …
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In this episode, Pastor Wayne Walker, CEO of OurCalling, interviews David Timothy, also known as 'Soup Man', founder of Soup Mobile, a mobile soup kitchen in Dallas. They delve into the origins and evolution of Soup Mobile, which began over 20 years ago and remains dedicated to feeding and nurturing the homeless with sustenance and love, under the …
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Jeanne Albaugh, founder and president of Showering Love has a candid conversation with Zeina Zein-Wolland, founder and president of Mobile School Pantry who provides nutritious grocery items to children and families at low-income schools in South Florida. They both discuss the state of homelessness and hunger in South Florida especially among child…
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In today's episode of "Church Doors Open," we're delving into a crucial conversation about how churches should approach and support individuals experiencing homelessness. Join us as we explore the dos and don'ts when someone in need walks through those doors. We'll discuss real-life scenarios, share insights from professionals working in the field,…
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Join Wayne and executive coach Nick Kennedy as they delve into the intersection of entrepreneurship and ministry. Discover how embracing entrepreneurial principles can revolutionize your approach to leadership, strategy, and service in the context of ministry. Explore timeless truths and practical insights that empower you to lead with clarity, pur…
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Stepping onto a city bus might not seem like a life-changing event, but for the team behind Showering Love, it's the first step towards something truly magical, something with the potential to help countless people reclaim their own lives. In our first podcast episode, we’re joined by Carlos Jofre Jr, Vice President of the Board of Directors for Sh…
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Last month, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis put his signature on HB 1365, a controversial new law that prohibits municipalities from allowing homeless individuals to camp or sleep on public property. Enforcement of the law is unclear, and lawyer Aaron Swift argued that anyone who sues the municipality for not enforcing the bill and wins gets their attorn…
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While serving those experiencing homelessness, we will serve many individuals who struggle with addiction. Today, Wayne will be interviewing his long-time friend, Pastor John Elmore. What can you say to an addict to encourage them to seek help and recovery? At the time of recording, John Elmore was a teaching pastor at Watermark Church (http://www.…
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This is a recording of my presentation to the 2024 National Sheriffs' Association Winter Conference in Washington, D.C. I cover issues such as: How did homelessness, addictions and mental illness become a law enforcement issue? How to navigate the politics of these issues (and not lose the next election) Redefining the sheriff’s role in the 21st Ce…
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Creating an emergency inclement weather shelter with Daniel Roby, CEO of Austin Street Center. For about seven years, OurCalling has been helping with creating emergency space during inclement weather events. OurCalling is not a shelter, but we opened our doors overnight when the weather dropped below freezing in Dallas. We have recently partnered …
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The goal of this podcast is to be a learner. For over 20 years, I have been serving those experiencing homelessness in Dallas, TX. However I’m convinced that I’m not an expert, I have so much to learn. This podcast is an exploration, a quest to learn more, and find out what’s working and why. We must find better ways to do this, we must learn from …
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Laura Guzman, Executive Director of the National Harm Reduction Coalition, and Shawn Morrissey, Vice President of Advocacy and Community Engagement at Union Station Homeless Services, engage in a candid dialogue with host Anne Miskey to confront the prevailing myths about substance use and those experiencing homelessness. This episode explores the …
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Since we are still early in 2024, “I Will Be Your Voice” shares a special bonus episode with the staff behind the scenes at the Center for Schools and Communities. In this bonus episode, we chat with our Center for Schools and Communities team who are working on statewide projects for the Education for Children and Youth Experiencing Homelessness p…
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Our morning chat with the Pennsylvania Department of Education State Coordinator for Homeless Education, Mr. Storm Camara, isn't just about the challenges of providing educational stability for children and youth experiencing homelessness; it's a celebration of successes and a glimpse into the future of educational support systems. Mr. Camara gives…
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Today, I am talking with Dr. Robin Aupperle, Elisabeth Akeman and Dr. Hannah Berg Aupperle is is a licensed clinical psychologist and Principal Investigator at Laureate Institute for Brain Research (LIBR) and Associate Professor at the University of Tulsa. Her research uses neuroimaging and behavioral measures to better understand approach-avoidanc…
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In this episode, we'll be addressing a pervasive misconception surrounding homelessness: the assumption that all unhoused individuals are suffering from mental illness, largely as a result of the closure of mental institutions in the 1970s and 1980s. Host Anne Miskey is joined by Dr. Deborah Padgett, Professor at NYU Silver School of Social Work, a…
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Eden Village is a new, planned tiny home community in Harrisburg, PA, to provide the chronically homeless a permanent place to live and rebuild. Hear from husband and wife Jon and Raquel Bomberger, who serve on the board of Eden Village Harrisburg, how the vision for this community began among friends interested in making a difference is becoming a…
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February 19, 2024 Complex Problems, Simple Solutions: Discussions on Homelessness Episode 14: Let's Do Something Together - Get to Know Someone Let's Do something together this week. Grab a friend and reach out to someone in your community to get to know them. What do they think it will take for them to get housed? What are some immediate needs tha…
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Youth shelters are an invaluable resource in the fight against youth homelessness. The shelter system is integral for immediate intervention in times of crisis and long-term support of youth without support elsewhere. Without youth shelters to take on the brunt of emergency response, we wouldn’t get anywhere. Too many youths would be outright lost …
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Youth shelters are an invaluable resource in the fight against youth homelessness. The shelter system is integral for immediate intervention in times of crisis and long-term support of youth without support elsewhere. Without youth shelters to take on the brunt of emergency response, we wouldn’t get anywhere. Too many youths would be outright lost …
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February 12, 2024 Complex Problems, Simple Solutions: Discussions on Homelessness Episode 13: A Few Reasons Why People Refuse Resources Have you ever wondered why your unhoused neighbors may refuse resources when offered? There are many reasons. In this episode, Anton discusses a few responses that he has personally heard people that he has worked …
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We spoke with Carolyn Burns, an instructor and field faculty liaison for the School of Social Work at the University of Oklahoma Online Campus. Carolyn is licensed clinical social worker who has practiced therapy for more than eighteen years. Additionally, with more than twenty-three years of social work experience, her career has spanned from publ…
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Domestic violence is one of the main drivers into homelessness for 60,000 unhoused women in the state and 18,000 homeless women in Los Angeles County. Survivors can experience obstacles both in looking for housing and maintaining safe housing. Elizabeth Eastlund, a fierce advocate for persons with lived experience and advisor of Enfuse Action Colle…
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February 4, 2024 Complex Problems, Simple Solutions: Discussions on Homelessness Episode 12: Let's Do Something Together - Trash Pickup In this episode, Anton discusses the opportunity to get out into your neighborhood and community to do a little beautification. Find a safe location to pick up some litter, either enough to fit into your own trash …
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January 29, 2024 Complex Problems, Simple Solutions: Discussions on Homelessness Episode 11 - Point in Time Count What is a Point in Time Count and why is it done? Anton discusses this annual survey and how it works in Kitsap County of Washington State. You will hear about some of the draw backs of the survey, but also why it is a necessary step to…
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January 22, 2024 Complex Problems, Simple Solutions: Discussions on Homelessness Episode 10 - Discussion Prompt: What Would it Take for You to Become Homeless? Join the conversation as we discuss what it would take for you to become homeless. Do you have the financial support of family as a back-up? What steps would you take if you lost your abilit…
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January 15, 2024 Complex Problems, Simple Solutions: Discussions on Homelessness Episode 9 - The Magnet Theory Debunked A discussion on the Magnet Theory. What is it and why is it a myth? The main goal of Northwest Hospitality is to alleviate suffering and show compassion to all our homeless neighbors through simple, effective programs. We aim to e…
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In this episode, host Anne Miskey delves into the causes of the rise in homelessness among the Latino community. Joined by Dr. Melissa Chinchilla, Health Services Researcher with the Department of Veterans Affairs, and Adrian De Leon, Associate Director, Recovery Housing with Union Station Homeless Services, the discussion revolves around the quest…
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January 8, 2024 Complex Problems, Simple Solutions: Discussions on Homelessness Episode 8 - Let's Do Something Together: Discussion Prompt In this episode we hope to inspire conversation and participation. Spark up a conversation with a friend or family member about homelessness in the area around where you live. Talk about anything: what's being d…
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Today, I am talking with Julie Leiber and Emily McPherson, Mental Health Policy Fellows at Healthy Minds Policy Initiative. Emily is researching methamphetamine overdose and harm reduction, and Julie has been focusing on programs of assertive community treatment. Together, they were also Zarrow Mental Health Symposium presenters at last year’s even…
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December 18, 2023 Complex Problems, Simple Solutions: Discussions on Homelessness Episode 7 - Why All the Trash and Why Do We Pick it Up? Environmental Hospitality is one of Northwest Hospitality’s most successful and appreciated programs. WHY IS THERE SO MUCH TRASH? It makes sense to be frustrated, angry, and confused about the litter generated by…
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In this special episode, Anne gives a behind the scenes look at how Union Station Homeless Services was able to culminate its 50th year anniversary with its first ever float in the 2024 Rose Parade! The "Bee the Solution" to ending homelessness float uses a lighthearted and playful approach to raise awareness about the most pressing crisis of our t…
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December 11, 2023 Complex Problems, Simple Solutions: Discussions on Homelessness Episode 6 - Northwest Hospitality's Vehicle Repair Program Learn about one of our most impactful programs. Our vehicle repair program is focused on keeping everyone safe on the roads and our unhoused neighbors connected to comfort, safety, and reliability in their veh…
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Recorded at 2023 Paving the Way for Educational Success Conference, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Hear Rene Denfeld's inspiring journey as a teen experiencing homelessness, longtime foster and adoptive parent, author, speaker, justice worker, and keynote presenter at 2023 Paving the Way to Educational Success Conference. Her book, “The Butterfly Girl”, …
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December 4, 2023 Complex Problems, Simple Solutions: Discussions on Homelessness Episode 5 - Northwest Hospitality's Hospitality Kits Learn about how our longest running program, Hospitality (or Hygiene) Kits works. Anton explains who we have collaborated with the past, how your community group can get involved, and the impact this program has had …
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Welcome to Homelessness Matters, a podcast by Emmaus. In our final episode of season two, we'll be discussing positive approaches and talking about how by focusing on assets, strengths, goals and achievements, we support companions to turn their lives around. Listen to Carlton, a companion at Emmaus Norfolk & Waveney who talks candidly about his st…
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The number one reason for the increase in people experiencing homelessness is the shortage of affordable housing. It is estimated that over half a million low-income renter households in LA County do not have access to an affordable home. Sarah Saadian, SVP of Public Policy and Field, National Low Income Housing Coalition and Sarah Hunter, Director…
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Welcome to Homelessness Matters, a podcast by Emmaus. In our penultimate episode of season two, we'll be discussing mental health and homelessness, exploring the connections between a stable place to live and the impact on people’s mental health. Listen to Lawrence, a companion at Emmaus Dover who talks candidly about his struggles with homelessnes…
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November 20, 2023 Complex Problems, Simple Solutions: Discussions on Homelessness Episode 4 - How Does the Northwest Hospitality Environmental Hospitality Program Work? Volunteers for Northwest Hospitality are committed to taking care of our environment and showing our neighbors that we care about them and want them to be safe and healthy. Environm…
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ICYMI in this bonus episode, Anne highlights some of the greatest moments from our First Season. From debunking myths and gaining community support to explaining street medicine and the Housing First philosophy, there have been many informative conversations and stories shared by our guests throughout the seven episodes. One episode at a time, we a…
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