From panhandling to a paycheck: How day labor can provide opportunity to Philly’s homeless

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Six months ago, Duncan Gaskins was homeless, living on the street by the Camden waterfront, desperate for a reason not to backslide to the time when he had found comfort in drugs and security in a gang.

Then, an outreach worker made him an offer: a day’s work, and $75 in his pocket. Read more…

Janine Weeks