City Laws Hurt the Homeless Voice Newspaper
The Homeless Voice, is a newspaper that funds South Florida’s largest emergency homeless shelter. The shelter is now in fear it may have to put a stop to several services they offer as some cities are making harder for the newspaper to be sold. Dozens of men, women and children who rely on the shelters in operated by The Homeless Voice for a place to stay could find themselves back out on the street.
NBC Miami recently released a publication and news article covering the subject. The community is trying to work together as a unit to keep the newspaper running and published. “We can’t operate an emergency-level shelter without the paper,” said Sean Cononie, a homeless spokesperson and founder of the Homeless Voice.
For several years, the Homeless Voice sold its newspapers in high-traffic areas throughout Broward County; but says now, several cities are aiming to stop the sale by claiming “it’s too dangerous.” Meanwhile more injuries occur while cooking.
To continue, Cononie said he needs sustained financial support from Broward cities, hospitals and supporters, without it, he said tough choices will have to be made in 2014.
If you would like to see the newspaper and the homeless shelter remain servicing the community in the area, then please voice your opinion anyway you can. To make an online donation, please visit The Homeless Voice.