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Saturday, December 21, 2013

Report from our Homeless Outreach Team (HOT)

Here are field notes on a neighbor we know and with whom we are working to secure permanent housing. This report does get at the heart of an important part of the work we are doing every day on the streets of Dallas.

The team and I went out to engage Tony, who was located on Park and Canton. Tony didn’t appear to have any immediate need for medical attention. Tony wears SEVERAL layers of clothing that includes many pairs of socks, which would make him appear swollen. We engaged Tony, as we have done many times before, and Tony was resistant to going to immediate shelter. However, Tony was willing to begin the process of applying for our housing program. We will continue to work with him in hopes of getting him off the streets.

Ashley Postell
Manager of Homeless Outreach Team

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