Today on the podcast, Pastor Mike Ballman returns. It’s a follow-up conversation 3 years after our first conversation (which was one of my favorite episodes ever – listen at the link below). Mike is the founder and chief operator of the Morrow Warming Center – a low-barrier shelter in Utica, NY.
What Mike has done has made the problem of homelessness visible – and the challenges that come with it.
We talk about the founding of the Morrow Warming Center, homelessness in small cities, potential solutions, opposition to what he’s doing, being uncomfortable, and building community through connection as we come out of the pandemic.
This is a heavy conversation but an important one.
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