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Wednesday May 25th, 2016

Posted at 12:00pm

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A new book by a local author has a strong message: homelessness can be eliminated.

Following a year of intense research which included interviewing numerous individuals, Fred Groves’ new book Homeless-not Hopeless, Windsor’s Untold Story not only shows the resilience of those who have been homeless, but of the agencies, drop-in-centres and support groups that are there to offer more than a hand out, but a hand up.

“It is my wish to use Homeless-not Hopeless as a fundraiser for the Windsor-Essex Homeless Coalition,” said Groves.

In his book, Groves has an in depth interview with Christine Wilson-Furlonger, founder of the Street Help Drop-In Centre, Ron Dunn, Executive Director of the Downtown Mission and several others who provide the homeless of Windsor with food, clothing, and most of all, hope.

Readers will also be introduced to Big John, a homeless man who nearly lost all of his fingers due to exposure from the cold and Sarah, a single mother of four school-aged children.

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