At the Reaching Home Dinner last night…

St.-Augustine-of-Canterbury…hosted by Partnership for Strong Communities, where I once worked, some people were given awards  for leadership, for tenacity, for all kinds of good qualities that together can help end homelessness in Connecticut.

One of the honorees, David Rich, of Supportive Housing WORKS, quoted St. Augustine and said, “Charity is no substitute for justice withheld.” This at a dinner honoring people who are doing what would traditionally be known as charity work. But if we had a system in place where no one was allowed to fall into homelessness — or if they did, they weren’t there long — then maybe we could have a kind of justice.

Congratulations to the Partnership for the good food, great conversations, and powerful honorees.

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