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Salem To Hold Public Dialogue On Homelessness

The discussion is expected to cover strategies to keep people off the streets long term with housing and other services.

By Taylor Rapalyea, Patch Staff |

SALEM, MA – A public dialogue scheduled for late July takes aim at two major objectives: Discuss a strategy to assist Salem’s homeless population, and address some of the “nuisance-like behavior” of homeless individuals in and around the city, according to a press release.

The public dialogue will be on Thursday July 27, from 7 to 8:30 p.m., at St. Joseph’s Hall at 160 Derby St. A statement from Mayor Kim Driscoll’s office said that Salem city and police officials, representatives from Lifebridge, North Shore Community Health Center, North Shore Community Action Program, and the regional Workforce Investment Board have been working on potential solutions for the growing transient homeless population.

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