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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've found 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
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