“Community organizations are not designed to meet the full demand,” LaFontaine said. “Our works and the works of organizations like ours has to be combined with sustainable government programs that work together. That’s what provides that safety net.”
Material by Katherine Stephens of the Gordon College News Service was used in this report.
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