Published: Dec. 1, 2022
GREENFIELD, Mass. (WGGB/WSHM) -For people experiencing homelessness, winter is a brutal challenge. In Greenfield, the homeless shelter is at full capacity, but plans are underway to expand it. We’re getting answers on the need for housing in greenfield and how relief may not come soon enough.
In the heart of Greenfield, there’s a place where all are welcome, and stigmas are broken. “Not referring to people as “the homeless” or “homeless people,” that situation should not define their need for help,” said Claire McGale of the Recover Project.
The Recover Project is led by people who have first-hand experience with addiction and homelessness, like McGgale. “So we have folks who are incredibly building their recovery, despite the fact that they’re sleeping outdoors, and it’s hard enough when you have a bed,” she said.
Finding a warm place to stay in Greenfield becoming increasingly difficult, leaving Amber Sullivan, who is fleeing domestic abuse, with few places to turn. “I feel a lot of people think of homeless people as being on drugs and alcohol or pure laziness, and that’s not it,” she said…[CONTINUE READING]