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Community Leaders Discuss Homeless Population & Kearney Center

Mayor Gillum discussing Kearney Center
Posted at 10:47 AM, Nov 04, 2015
and last updated 2015-11-04 06:02:15-05

TALLAHASSEE, FL (WTXL) - Community leaders met to discuss what they can do to better understand the needs and rights of the Tallahassee Homeless Community.

The Kearney Center, which opened in April, was created as a replacement for The Shelter on West Tennessee Street.

But both city and business leaders are still working to find solutions for the problems facing the neighborhood.

Mayor Andrew Gillum explains, "I think we're still early enough in this process, to figure out what do we have to do right. What issues or adjustments need to be made? To make sure that we deal again comprehensively with how we move folks from homelessness into their own self sufficiency, and how as a community deal with this, without this being too much of a burden, to the neighborhoods, and businesses, and the to Kearney center that exists here in this neighborhood."

An additional event called "Unity in the Community - Walk and Talk" will also address collaborative efforts to improve the areas around the Kearney Center. This event takes place on Friday, November the 13 from 9 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.