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Tallahassee Homeless Ordinance Creates Conversation In Gainesville

By on July 31st, 2015 | Last updated: July 31, 2015 at 2:50 pm

A potential ordinance in Tallahassee, which would strictly limit the presence of homeless people in public places, was discussed Friday. Some Gainesville officials are advocating for a more collaborative way to address the issue.

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Project Downtown Serving Homeless During Islamic Holy Month

By on July 16th, 2015 | Last updated: July 16, 2015 at 5:29 pm

While fasting from sunrise to sunset, volunteers with Project Downtown Gainesville served food to the homeless during the last 10 days of Ramadan. In the future, Project Downtown hopes to have the funding to feed the homeless for all 30 days Ramadan.

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The Couple That Gave Up Their Home To Serve the Homeless

By on July 10th, 2015 | Last updated: July 12, 2015 at 3:02 pm

Ken and Wendy Kebrdle left the American dream behind to help the homeless in Ocala. After serving as missionaries in Romania, they began holding training classes at churches to teach members about relationally-driven service as a substitute for handouts.

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Grace Marketplace Reflects On First Year

By on July 2nd, 2015 | Last updated: July 2, 2015 at 1:22 pm

Grace Marketplace has served the local homeless community for one year. The community is part of a 10-year plan, conceived in 2005, to end homelessness.

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Gainesville: A Popular Destination For Homeless Travelers

By on June 24th, 2015 | Last updated: June 25, 2015 at 10:30 am

Homeless travelers find comfort in Gainesville’s community. The tent camp, Dignity Village, has provided a safe haven for them while traveling.

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Dignity Village Residents Lack Shelter From Summer Storms

By on June 4th, 2015 | Last updated: June 4, 2015 at 10:27 am

Some residents at Dignity Village lack adequate shelter from summer storms. An evacuation plan that would transport Dignity Village residents is being drafted, according to the city manager’s office.

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Saving Grace: One Woman’s Story Of Overcoming Adversity

By on May 1st, 2015 | Last updated: May 4, 2015 at 3:05 pm

Lisa Lee Savage was a substance abuser and she broke the rules, but she also overcame adversity. Now, she works as an administrative assistant and receptionist at the GRACE Welcome Center.

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Lack Of Identification Remains An Issue For Homeless Veterans

By on February 20th, 2015 | Last updated: March 13, 2015 at 12:59 pm

Alex Brown, a U.S. Army veteran, found himself homeless in Gainesville and ineligible for various resources due to a lack of photo identification. Missing required documents and high cost of state-issued IDs can be hinderances for disadvantaged individuals, though local organizations have created programs to address the issue.

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Police And Community Plant Garden For GRACE Marketplace Residents

By on February 19th, 2015 | Last updated: February 19, 2015 at 5:03 pm

Gainesville police worked to build a farm for the homeless residents of GRACE Marketplace. The farm will provide both food and work for the residents.

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Empowerment Center Creates New Group To Assist With Gainesville’s Homeless Issues

By on February 16th, 2015 | Last updated: February 16, 2015 at 2:38 pm

Gainesville residents worked to advance the Empowerment Center’s homeless shelter by creating the Citizen’s Work Group. The group is comprised of 14 community members who will assist with homeless-related issues.

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