About a year ago I asked our community to think outside of their own experience, to think about others that they saw, and to give me their thoughts.
Here is what I have found, in a nutshell.
We all feel and see the need here for people to feel cared about. And we all see the loneliness, drug and alcohol abuse, homelessness, disabilities and hunger that exist in our community. We see people who are trying and failing to make ends meet, people who don’t feel safe, and people who need to ask for help without feeling judged.