Jobs for Panhandlers – New Life Day Center
A rise in panhandling in Lexington has been a top headline in recent news. Steve Polston, with New Life Day Center, comes to the studio to talk with Elise Dolinar about new initiatives being taken by the group to address the situation.
New Life Day Center will be operating a van labeled as “End Panhandling Now” as part of the city’s plan to respond to the uptick in panhandling.
The new initiative comes after the supreme court ruled Lexington’s panhandling ban as unconstitutional.
City leaders say the van will drive around the city, offering rides to those on the street. If willing, they’ll be taken to a job where they’ll make $9 per hour cleaning the city.
New Life Day Center will also being giving rent deposit checks free of charge to those will to work their way off the streets.
For more information, visit newlifedaycenter.org, or call (859) 721-2325.