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Community volunteers, like Tygur Scott, help clean and maintain Dignity Village. Dignity Village’s future is not clear, but the volunteer group’s work helps until the city figures out how to manage the tent neighborhood, according to Lieutenant Rob Koehler of the Gainesville City Police Department.
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.
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.
An area dubbed Tent City in Gainesville housed homeless people for years, but their eviction left the area littered with remnants from the former occupants. The property is now seeking help for a much needed clean-up.
Alex Templeton, a 22-year-old Catholic missionary, leaves Gainesville after helping the local homeless.