Thursday, November 19, 2015

The Lord's Place making a difference in Palm Beach County

Michael Readling has an article in The Palm Beach Post about The Lord's Place. Here is an excerpt from the article:
     For the past 30 years, The Lord’s Place has been one of Palm Beach County’s leading homeless organizations, helping people get their feet under them, focus on making things better and, perhaps most important, take a deep breath.
     Having nowhere to sleep the next night can be a daunting thought and The Lord’s Place comes prepared with a newly enhanced, multi-pronged approach to make sure their clients have beds, counseling and job skills for when they get back on their feet.
     Of those three things, the bed is the most important, said Diana Stanley, The Lord’s Place CEO.
     “What we’ve learned is the first state of ending homelessness is providing someone with a home,” Stanley said. “People think you are homeless because of addiction or substance abuse of loss of a job, but that’s not always the case.
It's important to focus on these community efforts. All to often it's the one's making noise at the podium that get all the attention. Meanwhile, the heavy lifting is being left to others. Here is another recent article from Kevin Thompson on efforts to aid the homeless in Lake Worth.

If you have positive, community news on ways to aid the homeless in the City of Lake Worth, suburban Lake Worth (including Palm Beach State College) and Greenacres here is how you contact the Post reporter:
Twitter: @kevindthompson1