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Helping Hands of Springfield's Erica Smith | Community Voices

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Helping Hands of Springfield
Erica Smith

Erica Smith, executive director at Helping Hands Springfield, joins Bea Bonner to discuss the organization's belief that to address homelessness, it has to be tackled on multiple levels. Helping Hands Springfield provides emergency shelter through the state Department of Human Services- and United Way-funded Emergency Shelter and Day Services Program, which provides over 50 beds of short-term emergency shelter with case management support for men.

Originally aired May 3, 2021.

Erica Smith is an experienced director Of support services with a history of working in the nonprofit industry. Skilled in health communication and teaching. Strong support professional with a Master of Public Health (MPH) focused in community and behavioral health from East Tennessee State University.

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Beatrice is the Community Voices Editor for NPR Illinois. Reach Bea at communityvoices@nprillinois.org.
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