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Steve Hollis

Steve Hollis

Human Services Manager, Columbia/Boone County Public Health & Human Services

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Fighting the Stigma of Homelessness: 'Imagine Yourself with No Money, No Job, No Transportation - How Would You Pull Yourself Up?'

Fighting the Stigma of Homelessness: 'Imagine Yourself with No Money, No Job, No Transportation - How Would You Pull Yourself Up?'

Steve Hollis and Darren Morton work closely together combating the issue of homelessness in Columbia. Hollis is the Human Services Manager of Columbia/Boone County Public Health and Human Services, and Morton is the Director of Turning Point, an organization that works with people experiencing homelessness.

They spoke about breaking the stigmas surrounding unhoused people, and about how important it is for the entire community to understand how difficult it can be to “pull yourself up” when there are no more bootstraps.

This piece was reported and produced by Becca Newton.

Homelessness and Mental Health: 'It's Hard To Be Well If You Don't Have a Place To Live'

Homelessness and Mental Health: 'It's Hard To Be Well If You Don't Have a Place To Live'

Steve Hollis and Darren Morton work closely together combating the issue of homelessness in Columbia. Hollis is the Human Services Manager of Columbia/Boone County Public Health and Human Services and Morton is the Director of Turning Point, an organization that works with people experiencing homelessness.

They spoke about some of the barriers that Columbia’s unsheltered population faces when it comes to their mental health, and how it can affect their ability to access sufficient housing.

This piece was reported and produced by Becca Newton.

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