A Detroit non-profit that helps unhoused people recently took a big step toward executing an audacious long-term plan to eliminate chronic homelessness in Detroit by 2030. Father Tim McCabe, executive director of Pope Francis Center, led the groundbreaking of a Bridge Housing Campus that will provide 40 studio apartments as temporary shelter to people for 90 to 120 days. The project will include social and job-preparation services as well as comprehensive medical care that covers physical, psychological and addiction needs. "What if we didn't treat these individuals as emergency charity cases we had to get through the night?" Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan asked. "What if we treated them as people with talents and abilities and dreams of their own."

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