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Rally held at City Hall in Support to Help Homelessness

December 28, 2017 11:03 PM

Members of the Homeless Person's Bill of Rights Coalition dressed as Mary, Jesus, and assorted angels for a rally at City Hall on Thursday.

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The coalition thanked the city for adding restroom facilities and revising protocols for police interaction with the homeless.

Val Joeckel, who formerly lived without a home, says, "I couch surfed, I lived in my car and I even slept outside or wandered the streets if I had nowhere to go. I've been fortunate enough to be welcomed at the Olive Branch, a house in the loves...community. Without them I would have had nowhere to bring my child when I had him."

Shortly after the brief rally the advocates walked upstairs to the Mayor's office to deliver a petition calling for the city to fully adopt a homeless persons bill of rights.


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