Written by: Olivia Browning

Mayor’s Challenge program helps disabled veterans find a home

By Olivia Browning

February 15, 2017

Larry Sims, 56, served in the military for 10 years. He also knows what it’s like to not have a place to call home. “I was unemployed and didn’t know anything about the area,” Sims said. “I stayed everywhere from the Durham Rescue Mission, to shelters — even at a bus stop.” Sims is one […]

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Bull City Fresh Start brings homeless Durham residents and services together

By Jarely Parada and Olivia Browning

February 1, 2017

Mark Brunner, formerly of Augusta, Ga., lives in the woods, but intends to make a big change in the coming year. “I ain’t gonna live like this forever,” he said. Brunner made full use of the resources offered at Project Homeless Connect during a comprehensive event called Bull City Fresh Start, held at the Durham […]

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