Group aims to end homelessness in Anderson County

Group aims to end homelessness in Anderson County


OAK RIDGE (WATE) - Community members met to talk about how to end homelessness in Anderson County.

The forum was held at the Oak Ridge Unitarian Universalist Church, where members along with the Trinity Out-Reach Center of Hope, or TORCH, organized the event.

Social services agencies, faith-based groups and members of the community talked about the current state of homelessness and possible solutions.

Organizers say these kind of events are important because they build awareness.

"It kind of removes the blinders that some people have to the man walking down the street with his backpack on. He's probably not going to school. Many times he's living out of that backpack and he's homeless in our community and we just look right past it," said Zabrina Minor with TORCH.

So far this year, TORCH has served 141 homeless individuals in Anderson County. 

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