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12/06/2013

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SEIZE THE MOMENT The Suncoast Partnership to End Homelessness was created in 2005. Image from suncoastpartnership.org SUPPORT, AND QUESTIONS, FOR THE MARBUT PLAN AMONG HOMELESS ADVOCATES By Cooper Levey-Baker Associate Editor Homelessness has been a source of vexation, T h e S u n c o a s t P a r t n e r s h i p t o E n d angst and controversy for Sarasota leaders Homelessness, a two-county consortium of and agencies for decades, but with the city social service agencies that formed in 2005, and county's decision this year to hire Robert met Wednesday in part to discuss and debate Marbut, there's unprecedented momen- the specifics of Marbut's recommendations, tum behind actually unveiled with much tackling the probpomp to the public I think it was a very, very wise before Thanksgiving. lem. Harvest House Executive Director decision from our city and our county While Marbut's work Erin Minor has heard and our community foundations to bring specifically focuses on one particular joke on Dr. Marbut to town, because it really the homeless problem motivated all the social agencies to unify. in Sarasota County, multiple occasions: "It's sexy now to be it has big implicaErin Minor Executive Director involved in helping tions for Manatee. Harvest House the homeless." Executive Director

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