Thursday, January 16, 2014
Diane Teti, An Allentown Conscience
Lou Hershman has always been a watchdog. Even at basketball games, where his grandson plays alongside mine, he keeps a close eye on the score. But now there are newer, and louder voices.
Diane Teti is one of these voices. She has become a rallying point for our homeless problem. Michael Molovinsky, who must have been at last night's meeting, has an excellent story
Diane introduced Council to Donald, one of many people for whom no one speaks.
From Diane Teti: "This is Donald in 2007 under the 8th Street bridge. One of the 20 people that we helped transition to housing. The City shut his camp and didn't give him any place to go. He was sleeping on the floor of Safe Haven when we met him. Now he rents his own room and is happy as a clam. He has a girlfriend and they are getting an apartment together in July."
Donald found his voice last night.