Monday, September 10, 2007

Fighting Homelessness

Today on KMOX, I talked with Dan Buck, CEO of St. Patrick Center, about breaking ground on Rosati House, a new apartment building with free housing for chronically homeless people in St. Louis. He explained why he thinks giving them a home and assistive services will not only get people off the street, but back on their feet, and why his organization has taken a "housing first" approach to homelessness rather than putting up tents in a park and giving out sandwiches.


Dan is a former radio colleague who was also the co-host of "Show Me St. Louis" on channel 5 for many years, but he's really found his calling as the leader of this organization.