Tuesday, October 20, 2009

"NIMBY" Doesn't Apply

"Not in My Backyard" or "NIMBY" is what social service agencies often hear when trying to place a facility in a residential neighborhood. DUQ's Bob Studebaker has the story of a neighborhood that actually invited an organization to move in. Sojourner House's MOM's Program (Motivation Opportunities Mentoring and Spirituality) helps single mothers in the early stages of recovery from substance abuse or mental illness strengthen their families through stable housing and other services. Sojourner House was actually invited to locate their MOM's program in the community by the Negley Place Neighborhood Association.

Listen to the report.

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