Leslie Rohr, executive director of Love, INC, spoke with host Jenny Neyman about the organization's efforts to help those facing poverty, as well as Project Homeless Connect and an effort to start an emergency cold-weather shelter program.
Jan. 22, 2020, Kenai Conversation with Leslie Rohr, executive director of Love, INC
This week on the Kenai Conversation, two timely discussions. In the first half hour, representatives with the 2020 Census, Jessi Curtis with the Census Bureau, and Tim Dillon with the KPEDD, will talk about what it takes to make the big count come off without a hitch on the Kenai Peninsula. In the second half hour, we share the presentation made by Jodi Stuart at last week’s joint chambers of commerce luncheon about Project Homeless Connect, set for January.
Project Homeless Connect, a one-day outreach to the peninsula’s disadvantaged, attracted scores people to the Soldotna Sports Complex Wednesday. Frank Alioto, whose daytime job is at Central Peninsula Hospital, is a co-leader of the project.
As Alaska’s economy continues to sputter, and with social programs being slashed at both the state and federal levels, addressing some issues has become more local than ever. One of those is homelessness. That came to the Soldotna City Council unexpectedly last Thursday night.
This is hard. I need help. I've been asking for help. I sleep outside and it's dangerous.