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Connections: Helping Homeless Mothers

A few months ago, the Open Door Mission looked to be stuck in NIMBY (not in my backyard) nation. The Mission wants to create a long-term residential care facility for homeless women and children, but they were turned down by a Rochester neighborhood. But they'vefound a home in Gates.

We talk about how it happened, and why so often we say the right things, but tend to oppose neighbors that don't make us comfortable. Our guests:

  • Mike Hennessy, executive director of the Open Door Mission
  • Anna Valeria-Iseman, women's program director with the Open Door Mission
  • Mark Assini, Gates town supervisor
Evan Dawson is the host of "Connections with Evan Dawson." He joined WXXI in January 2014 after working at 13WHAM-TV, where he served as morning news anchor. He was hired as a reporter for 13WHAM-TV in 2003 before being promoted to anchor in 2007.
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