COVID-19 Just Made Helping The Homeless A Lot Harder

People experiencing homelessness face COVID-19 risks because of age and underlying health conditions, but also because they stay in public places.

By Biil ZeebleMarch 17, 2020 10:50 am, , , ,

From KERA:

The homeless population, including the thousands in Dallas, are especially vulnerable to COVID-19. Organizations serving them are seeking new and safer ways help.

Dallas nonprofits that routinely help the homeless have now been forced to change how they do that. One big reason, said Pastor Wayne Walker, CEO of OurCalling, is because helpers may bring harm.

“It’s our staff and volunteers who may go to a Stars game or eat at a restaurant or went to visit somewhere on spring break. You know the homeless community, pretty much, stays in the same space,”  Walker said. “So the only way they’re going to get exposed is if we bring it to them.”

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