Thursday, January 24, 2013

City To Host Meeting for Homeless Service Providers

Local agencies and organizations invited to share challenges and needs.

Sanford is fortunate to have many active agencies working to eradicate homelessness in our community. To better understand the challenges these organizations face, the City of Sanford is hosting an information session that will bring everyone to one table.

First Step: Information Sharing

The Sanford/Lee County Community Development Department invites all agencies and organizations providing services to the homeless to meet at the Sanford Municipal Center on Wednesday, Feb. 6 at 11am. The meeting's goal will be to identify all the current services in place and to determine what needs aren't being met.

With the knowledge gleaned at this information meeting, the participating agencies and the City of Sanford will be able to better pinpoint potential funding for projects devoted to the homeless population. Each agency will also be more aware of overlapping or complimentary services for their homeless clients.

Please note that this meeting will not be a general forum on homelessness. The meeting’s goal is for agencies to share their successes and challenges, and for the City to have a greater understanding of local challenges.

To Attend

The meeting will be hosted by Karen Kennedy, Community Development Manager for the City. She can be reached at 919-777-1113 or to confirm your attendance, ask questions, or to submit your organization’s information in advance of the meeting.

The City of Sanford looks forward to working with Sanford and Lee County’s homeless advocates to improve the quality of life for all citizens of Sanford and Lee County.


What: Homeless Service Providers Meeting
When: Wednesday, Feb. 6 at 11am
Where: West End Conference Room at the Sanford Municipal Center, located at 225 E. Weatherspoon Street in Sanford
Who: Agencies actively working with the homeless population
RSVP: 919-777-1113 or

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