“IRC feels strain of offering shelter”
As ice crackled under her car’s tires, Kennedy found herself at a few of the homeless camps Monday night, looking for the faces of people who should have been at IRC when the doors opened.
“In some instances, it’s looking for folks we know who might not be in a condition to get here,” Kennedy said.
Kennedy said her staff agreed to do what it took to protect people. – News and Record
“Fast Growing Poverty in North Carolina”
Host Frank Stasio talks with Tracey Dorsett, program officer at the Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation and Michelle Kennedy, executive director of the Interactive Resource Center, a non profit organization that assists homeless individuals. – WUNC’s The State of Things
“Service brings faiths together at Thanksgiving”
In Michelle Kennedy’s case, charity came in the form of her daughter, who she adopted from a homeless mother years before she would come to lead the IRC, a place where the homeless seek refuge. – News and Record
“Are we witnessing the death of compassion?”
“It’s bad enough that people experiencing homelessness can’t live with dignity,” said Kennedy, the executive director of the Interactive Resource Center, a resource center for people experiencing homelessness. “But they can’t even die with dignity.” – News and Record