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Kansas City Homeless Find Help Through reStart

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Kansas City’s homeless are getting help through reStart, an interfaith ministry in the metro.

“It’s a humbling experience when you might complain about not having socks and someone’s got no feet,” said George, a homeless veteran. “I see a lot of people who have it worse than I do?”

George is among 500-plus people in Kansas City who call the streets home. One day each year reStart, along with other agencies, join a nationwide effort to count the homeless and get them the help they need.

“It’s tough because you see all those people out there and you try to get to as many as you can and find out as much as you can and that makes your job even better,” said Erin, who works with reStart.

Because of reStart, George — homeless since 2006 — learned he qualifies for a new program at the VA. It means he’ll have his own place very soon.

“It gives me a little spark, hope, light at the end of the tunnel,” he said.


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