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KWTO Hosts Town Hall Roundtable Discussion on Homelessness

How to get the homeless out of makeshift camps and into places that can help them become productive members of society is one of the main topics covered during Wednesday night’s Town Hall panel discussion at our KWTO studios in Springfield.

“The Vicious Cycle of Homelessness in Springfield and Greene County” featured experts who assist or interact with the homeless in our community on a daily basis, including Greene County Sheriff Jim Arnott, Springfield Victory Mission Executive Director Jason Hynson, Salvation Army Director of Social Services Chris Brumett, and Freeway Ministries Director of Men’s Discipleship Casey Merrick.

Each organization represented at the event talked about the services they provide to people who are having a tough time getting back on their feet, and the difficulties in getting many members of the homeless community to accept the help they’re offering.

You can listen to the Town Hall panel discussion below.