The Homelessness Marathon and The Frank Williams Outreach Center & KKFI Pledge Drive


The 17th Annual Homelessness Marathon

The 17th Annual Homelessness Marathon will originate from Sarasota, Florida on February 17th -18th. Why Sarasota? Because we’re holding this Marathon in conjunction with The National Coalition for the Homeless, which has named one Florida city after another (including Sarasota, one year) as the cruelest city in America. We want to push back against that cruelty. For those of you who are unfamiliar with the Homelessness Marathon it is not about raising money but rather about raising awareness and compassion for the difficulties of the homeless. They will have two toll free phone lines for folks to call in on. One line is for anyone who wants to ask a question or tell of their efforts to help the homeless in their community, the other line is for those who are homeless, at risk of becoming homeless or have been homeless to call in and tell their story.

Host Richard Tripp will be talking with Jeremy Alderson, AKA Nobody, the on air host for the Homelessness Marathon. He will be talking about the plans for this years Marathon where they will be inviting delegations of homeless people from other Florida cities to convene in Sarasota. They will broadcasting from community radio station, WSLR Sarasota and they just happen to have a huge outdoor patio right in the middle of a Sarasota homeless district.
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The Frank Williams Outreach Center with Tom Page

The Frank Williams Outreach Center is part of the Wyandotte Center, a community mental health center in Kansas City, Kansas. Frank Williams Outreach Center offers a place for persons who are homeless or in need to come for services or a cup of coffee, Mondays through Fridays, 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Today’s guest Tom Page is the Outreach Team Leader for the Frank Williams center. He and his co-workers go out into the community to deliver services and help fulfill needs of those caught out on the street.

Frank Williams was a case manager at Wyandot Center from 1997 to 2001. He died unexpectedly at the young age of 32 in late 2001. Co-workers remember him as someone with a huge smile who would walk into a room and fill it with his presence and personality. Frank believed strongly that everyone deserved dignity and respect. Frank had a special passion for persons who were homeless. Wyandot Center dedicated the Frank Williams Outreach Center in his memory on Nov. 4, 2011.

Frank Williams Outreach Center
1201 N 7th St, Kansas City, KS
Phone – (913) 956-4175
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