Asking for Change: Advocates for the Homeless, John Krehbiel, Sharilyn Wells and Steve Ozark

“I ain’t got no home,

I’m just a-roamin’ ’round,

Just a wandrin’ worker,

I go from town to town.

And the police make it hard wherever I may go

And I ain’t got no home in this world anymore.

                                                                                             Ain’t Got No Home, by Woody Guthrie

Jaws of Justice host Terri Wilke will speak with three homeless advocates from Lawrence KS – Sherilyn Wells, who works tirelessly on behalf of the homeless, John Krehbiel and Steve Ozark, co-chairs on the Justice Matters Action Committee on homelessness.  Tune in to hear a lively and honest discussion about the social problem that there is an increased number of homeless people and there is not a corresponding increase in interest by communities that these are not THOSE people, they are US.

John Krehbiel is semi-retired, but he has returned to work at the Douglas County Community Homeless Shelter.  Steve Ozark is Owner of Ozark Talent, which represents musicians and events.  Together, they are co-chairs of the Justice Matters Action Committee on homelessness.

Sherilyn Wells volunteers at Dare Center, a drop-in daily refuge from homelessness and at Recovery and Hope Network (RAHN), which offers free support groups, peer support, advocacy, and independent living skills training for adults with severe mental illness.


We’ll play our calendar at the midpoint of the hour.




“Justice will not be served until those who are unaffected are as outraged as those who are.”

Calendar for the week of July 19th:

According to the CDC, if you are fully vaccinated, you can resume activities that you did prior to the pandemic – without wearing a mask or physically distancing, except where required by govt, tribal, or territorial laws, rules, and regulations, including local business and workplace guidance. If you haven’t been vaccinated yet, you can find a vaccine.  See the FAQS at

  • Legal Aid of Western Missouri can provide free civil legal services to low-income and vulnerable people who live in Jackson CTY MO. Interested individuals can call 816-474-6750 to apply.
  • For Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense virtual meetings this week, go to All are welcome, mothers and others.
  • The Kansas City Chapter of Missouri Citizens United for the Rehabilitation of Errants has a monthly virtual meeting. MO CURE advocates for the human rights of prisoners in Missouri prisons and jails as well as those who have returned to society.   For info call Keith Brown El at 816-377-2873.
  • MON July 19th, MON Meets: 3 PM, an Online event hosted by The Willow Domestic Violence Center. On Facebook Live
  • TUES, July 20th, 5 – 7 PM, at 3200 Wayne Ave., KCMO, you can join for Survivors Will Heal, a new support group for survivors of gun violence. Contact Latrice Murray at [email protected] or call 816-912-2601 to learn more and register. This group is for people who have lost loved ones to murder and violence. #StoptheViolence
  • TUES, July 20, 6:30 PM, Immigration Workshop w/ Matt Soerens I Was a Stranger: Kansas City and Mission Adelante, 22 S. 18th St, Kansas City, KS, Register:
  • SAT, July 24th, 6 PM Yearly Vigil for Unsolved Homicide Victims 3907 S Crackerneck Rd, Independence, MO 64055. Event by Corey’s Network, Inc. and Shelley Cartwright Metje, Open to anyone on or off Facebook.  This is a gathering to raise awareness of homicide in the Metro KC area. Anyone who has lost a friend, relative or loved one is invited to come.  This is also in recognition of the 8th year anniversary of the murder of Corey Laykovich. You are invited to come and share your loved one’s story with us. You are also encouraged to bring pictures and share your story on Facebook Live.
  • A list of services, meals, and hot lines are available at  It is updated daily.

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