OYS Champions: Community and Homeless Outreach
COLUMBUS (WSYX/WTTE) —
This week’s On Your Side Champion was Community and Homeless Outreach.
Ray Bostic was once homeless himself, and now he helps others get off the streets.
For three years his organization has been going out into the homeless camps, directly connecting with the people in need. He tries to gain their trust and get them connected with the programs that can help.
Bostic said they connect about 10 to 15 homeless people each month to programs for housing, mental health, food, and medical treatment.
He said that having been on the streets himself, he knows that all the homeless want is to feel that someone cares and that they are not alone.