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City takes swing at homelessness

August 21, 2012

WOONSOCKET — Pastor Gene Giguere says he’s long felt as though the Harvest Community Church’s efforts to provide seasonal shelter for homeless men were akin to putting a Band-Aid on cancer, but yesterday he could see sunnier prospects for this troubled population.
“Up to now we’ve just been alleviating pain,” he said. “This is a step toward a cure.”
Giguere’s comments came as he joined a who’s who of political figures, affordable housing developers and advocates for the homeless Tuesday to mark the start of construction on a new homeless shelter, just for men, at 96 Burnside Ave.

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Residence for Men Previously Homeless

August 22, 2012 by resident (not verified), 1 year 34 weeks ago
Comment: 1877

Enough! Let other communities help in this effort not always Woonsocket. We need more taxpayers.

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