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Homelessness services agency with an annual focus on veterans shares their mission

Homelessness services agency with an annual focus on veterans shares their mission

Next Step Homeless Services of Arkansas sees 120-150 clients per day, many military veterans, for short-term and long-term help in avoiding or ending homelessness.

The agency leases space, for $1 per year, from St. John’s Episcopal Church. On Memorial Day, their president, Kim Wohlford, wrote an op-ed in the Fort Smith paper Time Record to let their local community know more about their services and to reach out to veterans who may be looking for support.

From the op-ed:

Memorial Day is a time to focus on those who have died while serving our country, but there is a local agency that focuses on veterans all year long in a variety of ways.

Next Step Homeless Services has been serving the homeless, including men and women military veterans, since opening its Day Room 13 years ago at 123 N. Sixth St. in the former Secrest Printing building. Next Step leases — for $1 a year — three quarters of the building owned by St. John’s Episcopal Church. The Sack Lunch Program, a separate charity, occupies the other one quarter of the building.

Next Steps has a short video explaining their mission and program on Youtube.

Does your community have a resource like Next Steps? How are you remembering and honoring those who lost their lives in war today?


Posted by David Streever


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