In what was to be the coldest night of the winter, Thursday December 10, 2020, Ogden City tore down an established "tent city" that many previously unsheltered individuals were living under. The actions taken by the city are in contrast to the guidelines from the CDC. Van Aston, who you may remember from an earlier episode "Understanding Homelessness", is back on the pod to talk to Kevin about the Trauma of the event. Van talks about the barriers of trust that he and his staff have had to break through to get the previously unsheltered individuals the help they may need, and HOW/IF their staff can build back that trust with the forgotten (and sadly, dismissed) community.
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