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Giving hope in a hopeless situation, nonprofit helps our unhoused neighbors – Colorado Springs, Colorado

Colorado Springs, Colorado 2021-09-21 23:51:01 –

Colorado Springs — City homelessness is inevitable, but change is inevitable.

Slide, a community-driven mass media platform, has a mission to help homeless neighbors.

It’s called homeless rather than hopeless.

The name comes from the experience of its founder, Phoenix Ugrila himself.

“I used to be homeless, but I wasn’t desperate.”

After spending his time on the street, Ugurira gives back and seeks help from others.

“I know their struggle and their situation.”

On Tuesday, the Ugrillas team, along with other organizations, handed out food, hygiene products, clothing and free haircuts at Dochester Park.

Regina English, the founder of BeYou, said:

Ugrilla believes this is the beginning for solving more complex social problems.

“To change the whole conversation, you need to know what’s going on. You can eradicate the Colorado Springs homeless, but you need more than lip service and your best wishes.”

So, on Monday night, Ugurira checked in herself to the Springs Rescue mission. There he sat down to listen to the people living in the street and their stories.

“We really have to tackle the problem. We need to be around the poor, not just talk about them,” Ugrilla said.

Give hope in a desperate situation.

“It’s the black eyes of the city and we have to find a way to break the mold.”

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