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North Augusta Chamber hosts program on homelessness prevention



Homelessness and how to prevent it took centerstage at the North Augusta Chamber of Commerce’s September Good Morning North Augusta breakfast.

Business leaders heard from Derek Dugan, development director with the Salvation Army of Augusta and Vicki Miller-McCarthy, coordinator of Social Service...

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  1. The last comment by North Augusta Mayor Briton Williams indicates he has a realistic grasp on the homeless problem – nobody has a credible plan to prevent it. Everything is focused on mitigating it after the fact. You don’t hear the mega-rich proposing to build industrial facilities with associated communities and schools to recruit, train, house, and employ homeless parents and families. Think company town (houses, stores, and schools), without the robber baron exploitation. “Give a man a fish, and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish, and you feed him for a lifetime.”

    There’s a whole lot of toothpaste that needs to be put back into the tube, like institutionalizing some of the mentally ill who the government and courts turned out into the streets and sending drug dealers to prison for life. Good luck with that.

  2. There is a food pantry in North Augusta. It is at Community Ministries of North Augusta. This organization, supported by more than 20 churches, works to keep people in their homes through utility assistance and other services. They have doing this for 37 years.

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