What can people do to help the homeless that live in the White Bear Lake community?
Be a mentor, show respect and connect with people. Volunteer at a shelter, food shelf or furniture bank. Contact legislators to change systems that cause affordable housing shortages. Research homelessness, attend seminars about homelessness and tell others what you’ve learned.
Many Faces of the White Bear Lake Area recently conducted a learning session on homelessness at St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church in Mahtomedi.
Listening to and learning from these personal stories was the object of the first in a series of four community conversations on race, hosted by Many Faces in partnership with the Minnesota Humanities Center. Many Faces is a collaboration of White Bear Lake-area organizations that aim to build a welcoming and equitable community for all residents.