Worcester panhandling: outreach program begins

According to the Telegram & Gazette, today a full-time outreach worker will begin talking to Worcester’s panhandlers, as part of the city’s plan to reduce their numbers.

The only other part of this plan is “public education.” I haven’t noticed an ad campaign yet.

The manager said the outreach worker will document the needs of each person encountered and the types of intervention employed, and will have to give a report to the city’s transitional housing manager.

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