Jacksonville’s Homeless: Joel’s Story

Jacksonville’s Homeless: Joel’s Story

We met Joel at Hands and Feet Foundation in Jacksonville. They are one of the faith-based outreach programs helping the homeless. Tracy and I interviewed the couple who run this program and will be posting their interview on the blog soon. Joel, age 67, is an army...
Jacksonville’s Homeless: Thomas’ Story

Jacksonville’s Homeless: Thomas’ Story

Thomas, age 29, looked as relaxed as any college student dressed in jeans, sneakers, and a hoodie. Tracy and I found some seats at a long rectangular table toward the back of the San Marco Library. Amid the hushed conversations and occasional flutters of book pages,...
New Dawn Outreach

New Dawn Outreach

Synergy: the interaction or cooperation of two or more organizations, substances, or other agents to produce a combined effect greater than the sum of their separate effects. I love this word because it contains magic and possibilities. The definition of synergy makes...
Jacksonville’s Homeless: Thom’s Story

Jacksonville’s Homeless: Thom’s Story

Thom, “the phone man,” age 70, agreed to meet with us and talk about the challenges he faces in being part-time homeless. “The phone man” nickname, as he’s known on the streets, comes from his employment with Assurance, a cellular phone company, specializing in Obama...