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Mental Health Homeless Population To Receive More Aid

Residents set up their belongings under the pavilion at Grace Marketplace shelter on Wednesday. The shelter, located off Waldo and NE 39th Avenue, provides temporary support for those without concrete living arrangements in Gainesville.

The City of Gainesville and Alachua County Commission discuss implementation of an outreach program for the local homeless population who suffer from mental health issues. The program would provide funding a new locations for residents to live, and a specialized health professional will work closely with the population.

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Local Organizations Discuss Refugee Resettlement, Prepare For Syrians

Two boys celebrate in the airport after officially entering the U.S. as registered refugees. The process of how refugees are screened for entry into the U.S. has generated new interest in the wake of the Syrian refugee crisis and the Paris terror attacks. Photo courtesy of Catholic Charities of Jacksonville.

Recent world news about Syria and Rick Scott’s statement to block the relocation of 425 Syrian refugees has led refugee resettlement to become a more high-profile issue. Refugees experience an extensive screening process when coming to the U.S. After coming through the state department, resettlement organizations are available to help refugees get assimilated into society.

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