Georgetown Police Call Meeting With Religious Leaders To Address Homelessness

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Georgetown – On November 29, 2017, Georgetown Police met with the towns faith-based organization leaders to discuss the topic of homelessness within Georgetown. The meeting was organized by Chief R.L. Hughes, in attempts to identify and compile available resources to assist with this important issue.

The issue of homelessness becomes consistently more evident as the winter months and colder weather arrive. Present at the meeting were Pastor John Betts from Abundant Life Church, Pastor Steve Uhthoff and Associate Pastor Michelle Smith from Georgetown Wesleyan Church, Reverend Tony Neal with The Way Home Program, Mrs. Jane Hovington from the Shechinah Empowerment Center, Learning Specialist Linda Williams representing the A.C.E. Center and Georgetown Presbyterian Church and Jim Martin from the A.C.E. Center.

Discussion proved very productive in the identification of current resources as well as potential future endeavors to engage those in need. One initiative discussed was joining peer counselors with Georgetown Officers while on foot patrols to leverage immediate assistance to those identified in need. The Georgetown Police Department looks forward to continuing its collaboration with our faith-based leaders to address issues within our community.

Source: Georgetown Police

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