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Housing the Homeless: When Housing Comes First

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Housing the Homeless: When Housing Comes First

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"Homelessness is a complex problem, but homelessness is a fixable problem," says Steve Hollis, Columbia’s Manager of Human Services. "The first step is putting someone into a home." Homelessness is a reality that tho...

New MKT Trail Mural to be Unveiled Aug. 1

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New MKT Trail Mural to be Unveiled Aug. 1

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The Stewart Road Underpass along the MKT Trail just got a little brighter. Join us on Tuesday, August 1, at 5 p.m. for the public unveiling of the Stewart Road Mural, "Make a Brighter Future," painted by young and eme...

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute

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Osher Lifelong Learning Institute

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Osher is a national volunteer-based education program designed for people aged fifty years and older who are eager to learn and socialize in a classroom environment.

Undercover Art: The Locust Mural Project

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Undercover Art: The Locust Mural Project

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More than a dozen Career Awareness Related Experience (C.A.R.E.) students spent their summer painting the Locust Street tunnel at Columbia, Missouri's Flat Branch Park with local artist, Madeleine LeMieux.

2016 Homelessness Summit Session I

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2016 Homelessness Summit Session I

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(00:00:00) Welcome — Andrew Grabau, Janet Thompson, Michael Trapp, Karla DeSpain, Rocky Alden (00:22:48) Local Overview — Steve Hollis, Randall Cole, Carla London, Katie Burnham Wilkins (00:48:40) National Issue Char...

Functional Zero Task Force and Coordinated Entry Orientation

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Functional Zero Task Force and Coordinated Entry Orientation

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Presented by Katie Burnham-Wilkins, Veterans Administration and Kelli Watkins-Turley, Missouri Department of Mental Health on October 12, 2017.

MPowerment/MLAN: Men’s Leadership and Activities Network

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MPowerment/MLAN: Men’s Leadership and Activities Network

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MPowerment/MLAN, a program sponsored by Columbia/Boone County Public Health and Human Services, increases HIV awareness within the gay and bisexual male population.

CMCA Poverty Simulator

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CMCA Poverty Simulator

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City of Columbia Strategic Plan partner Central Missouri Community Action (CMCA) conducts 3-hour poverty simulations based on real-world case studies of former clients. Poverty Simulations are designed for those who h...

Hot Topic Nights Spring 2014

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Hot Topic Nights Spring 2014

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Teenagers can ask tough questions and get answers from their peers at Hot Topic Nights, a program hosted by the Columbia/Boone County Department of Public Health and Human Services and the University of Missouri's SHA...

MKT Trail Mural at Elm Street Overpass

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MKT Trail Mural at Elm Street Overpass

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The third in a series of public art projects along the MKT Trail, the mural, "Nature is Our Shared Identity," was painted by students enrolled in Columbia Parks and Recreation's CARE program. The artists partnered wit...