Ever since Councilman Brad Ellis made a call for action earlier this month to bring people together to discuss problems and solutions for Fredericksburg's homeless, Fredericksburg Patch has had a lively discussion about the topic.
We'd like to continue that discussion in one central spot. Below are the links to the coverage that have been published on Fredericksburg Patch to date. Be sure to comment here, so everyone can easily participate.
Comments from Micah Ministries Executive Director Meghann Cotter in an August 2011 story on Fredericksburg Patch:
"I don't think it's any secret that there are some who feel we are a very unwelcome presence in the community," said Cotter in an interview earlier this month. "I think you can probably find just as many who fully appreciate, are not bothered by, what it is that we are doing. A lot is through the lens that you look through. We have worked very hard and changed the way we do business to cater to the needs of our neighbors and the downtown merchants."
"We are located in the middle of our walkable community because that's where the need is to begin with," said Cotter. "The conversation needs to change from 'where we move those people to'," said Cotter. "Let's change it to 'what do we have to do to make sure that no one in Fredericksburg is homeless.'"