Local Folks Podcast Season 3: Helping the Homeless, Episode 6

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Sun, 03/01/2020 - 6:30pm to Mon, 03/01/2021 - 6:30pm

The motto of the Corvallis Day Time Drop-in Center is “Where needs are met”, and as we have learned in earlier episodes, those needs range from a pair of dry socks to replacing a lost ID. But I think the most important need for many of the guests – local folks who live at the margins of our society - is to be accepted and valued by caring, supportive people. In this episode of Local Folks Podcast we meet Delmar, a guest of the CDDC, who was addicted to alcohol and homeless for many years. He is now sober, employed and in the process of getting his own apartment. We talked about his childhood, his life on the streets, and how the simple act of people showing they cared about him helped him change his life.

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