Posted on September 4, 2019 at 8:00 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Another library system is adding services beyond book lending to help its patrons with their daily lives.

Washington, D.C., now has three peer outreach specialists that rotate among eleven library branches, looking to help the city’s homeless residents to support programs.

It isn’t the first move the D.C. library system has made to address homelessness — it’s just the latest one.

See what one peer outreach specialist — a woman who herself overcame homelessness — and the library system’s assistant manager of health and human services had to say about the outreach program’s success in the Washington Post.

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Don't like this, at all. Call me a Scrooge, but shelters should be shelters and libraries should be libraries. Speaking as someone who used to work at a shelter, trust me, you don't want the things that happen at a shelter to happen at a library.
FrankeFest | 12/29/23 at 1:27 PM
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