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Chief: SH may find help in Lebanon’s efforts to deal with its homeless


November 1, 2016

DR. ROBERT MARBUT speaks at Lebanon’s Homelessness Summit as more chairs are brought in to accommodate the crowd at Boulder Falls Events Center.

Sweet Home Police Chief Jeff Lynn was one of some 300 people who attended the Summit on Homelessness in Lebanon on Oct. 27 at the

Robert G. Marbut Jr., Ph.D., a nationally-recognized consultant on homelessness, spoke at the event.

Marbut gathered Lebanon-specific information about the community’s street-level homeless population and its current resources.

While the summit was geared toward the issues in Lebanon, much of the information may be applied in other communities.

One of the points that stood out to Lynn, he said, was the emphasis on engagement versus enabling.

Marbut said p...

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